Given their small size and large capacity, MicroSD Cards have become the standard for data storage in embedded electronic systems. The latest single-board computers like Raspberry Pi (since the Model A+/B+) and BeagleBone use them to store the Operating System files, whereas datalogging shields and breakout boards use them for long-term, high-capacity storage of data files.
Quite frequently we need to access the cards from our desktop or laptop computers, for example, when flashing a different flavor of Linux for use with our Raspberry Pi. Most computers these days do not have a native port for connecting the MicroSD card directly, thus these little adapters are great for connecting them over USB!
This Reader/Writer Adapter connects via USB to your computer, it's pretty fast, and supports up to 64GB SDXC cards! Installation is super simple: slide the card in and plug it into a USB port, that's it! There's no need for installing drivers, and it will get listed as a standard 'Mass Storage' device (like a standard flash drive) on Windows, Mac, and Linux. The max read and write speeds of the adapter are very fast: 16MB/sec and 6MB/sec, respectively; although most cards operate at a bit slower speeds. Thus, it's a great solution for reading and writing data to MicroSD cards.
Note that this listing does not include a MicroSD Card! We do carry MicroSD Cards in the shop that work great with this adapter.