microSD to Memory Stick Duo Adapter

For a while currently, I"ve been collecting flash card adapters that would transform flash memory cards from one type to another. For example, I"ve tried the Minolta CompactFlash Adapter for SD Memory Cards SD-CF1, the Sony MSAC-MCF1N Memory Stick Duo Adaptor for CompactFlash Slot, and the microSD-to-miniSD Adapter. (You deserve to discover reviews for these converters in other places on this site). So I"ve been pretty happy collecting microSD"s and also Memory Stick Duo"s to use via my digital camperiods, PDA"s, MP3 players, and computers.

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Just 2 weeks earlier, I came across a brand-new product release flyer. This flyer announces the microSD -> MS Pro Duo Reader. It looks astonishingly exciting and is the final item of the puzzle. With this adapter I can speak getting Memory Stick Duo"s and also simply usage microSD cards for all my electronic devices devices. I promptly wrote to John Chen of Victory Team Technology Co., LTD., that graciously agreed to send me 2 samples to review.

A week later on, I obtained a yellow envelope from Taiwan. Inside is a plastic flash memory card container, much favor ones for SD Cards and CompactFlash"s. Except this container is specially created Memory Stick Duo"s. Inside the container are 2 microSD MS PRO Duo Reader.


I was incredibly excited to have this adapter in my hand. I found an old SanDisk TransFlash 32 MB microSD card to attempt initially. This is an old card. It"s so old that not a lot can fit on it nowadays. So if I break it some just how, I will not be too heart broken. I stuck the 32 MB microSD card into the adapter. Then I stuck the adapter right into my Sony DCR-HC90 Handyelectronic camera. The digital camcorder claims, "Reinsert the Memory Stick."

Tip SanDisk created the original microSD Card. It called it TransFlash. When TransFlash was welcomed as component of the SD Card traditional, it was renamed to microSD Card.

I got really nervous. I pulled the adapter out, stuck it into a Sony MSAC-M2 Memory Stick Duo Adapter (the traditional adapter that Sony bundle via Memory Stick Duo). Then I stuck the combination right into my Sony DSC-P92 Cyber-shot digital cam. Turned it on and found it report "C:13:01 Format error".


I tried both sample microSD to Memory Stick Duo Adapters and acquired the same error message in both devices. Tright here was no instruction manual in the package to guide me along. Mr. John Chen has been really nice to send me 2 samples at his own price. I didn"t want to break the negative news to him that the samples don"t job-related. So I decided to be a little more adventurous. I made a decision to format the microSD Card, inside the microSD to Memory Stick Duo Adapter, with my Sony tools. This is somepoint I instructed you not to execute once you use the CompactFlash adapters that I reperceived prior to. But I made a decision to attempt format via these microSD MS PRO Duo Readers.

Warning Do not usage this adapter through microSDHC cards. The greater capacity SDHC format will damages this adapter. Tbelow is currently a more recent variation of this adapter for microSDHC cards. Take a look at the "microSDHC to Memory Stick Pro Duo Converter" review write-up that is in other places on this site.

I crossed my fingers and selected "Yes" when my electronic camera ask if I really wanted to format the card. I didn"t desire my video camera nor the microSD card to burn out. But lo and behost, the cam successfully formated the cards and report no error. I switched earlier to cam mode and also uncovered the digital video camera happily thinking it"s acquired a Memory Stick inside its body. I proceed to shoot a few photos and also were able to check out them. Pleasantly surprised, I was relieved that I only have actually good news to report. It turns out that you have to format the microSD Card inside your Sony gadget prior to it"d work-related.

So reportedly Sony had actually used a proprietary format with its Memory Stick PRO Duo. The question is, will the Sony formatted microSD Card work-related in a typical TransFlash adapter? My guess was that it was incompatible. But I was pleasantly surprised aget once I stuck the TransFlash adapter (via the Sony formatted microSD card) into my notebook computer. The computer was able to read it simply fine. I don"t know what the genuine deal is, probably Sony gadgets provides the exact same format yet was addressed at one sector size (feel free to share if you know the answer). I am really happy that everything worked out to my convenience in the end. I don"t have a trouble re-formatting all my microSD Cards inside my Sony devices simply so I can use it via all my gears.

Cross-Reference Want to see what"s inside this adapter? Take a look at the "Inside the microSD to Memory Stick Duo Adapter" thread.

It doesn"t issue if the microSD Card is bigger or smaller than 128 MB (maximum size for non-PRO Memory Stick). It seems that once you"ve stuck a microSD Card into this microSD MS PRO Duo Reader, you"ve converted it to a Memory Stick PRO Duo. I do not have any type of non-PRO compatible tools, so I haven"t tested whether this adapter work-related with older, obsolete, non-PRO Sony devices.

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I"ve also tried this microSD MS PRO Duo Reader through the Sony Memory Stick Duo Adapter for CompactFlash Slot MSAC-MCF1N. It works wondertotally through my iPAQ 3955 PDA and other CompactFlash electronic gadgets. I"ve given that then tested the microSD to Memory Stick Duo Adapter out with 1 GB microSD Card and it functions simply fine. I am extremely happy that this wonderful adapter exist on the market. Now I deserve to concentprice on getting one form of flash memory card (microSD) for all my needs.

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