Micro Secure Data (micro SD), which use flash memory technology to provide storage for digital files, can be connected directly to devices such as smartphones, digital cameras and digital video recorders. If you have your files in a micro SD card and want to transfer the files to your computer, you can do it by connecting a micro SD card reader to your computer. Once you have connected the reader, you can insert the micro SD card in it and your computer will recognize the files as if they were stored on a separate hard drive.
You may receive an unexpected AutoPlay dialog while inserting a micro SD card reader on certain Windows operating systems. This message varies depending on the operating system, most common message is “Speed up your system using Windows ReadyBoost”. The message text refers to an integrated Windows utility that lets you to use the memory of the inserted SD card as cache memory. By using that memory card, system can improve performance without adding any more physical memory. You can choose to activate the utility or ignore it. Your micro SD card reader will work as expected, whether Windows ReadyBoost is enabled or not.
While connecting the micro SD card reader to your computer via USB port, it is possible that your computer’s operating system does not recognize the drive. To correct the problem, you need to install a driver on your computer that will allow you to communicate with the micro SD card reader. Card readers manufacturers make drivers for your readers that are available on their websites, and also provide detailed installation instructions. Before looking for a driver, make sure that the reader is properly connected to the computer. If possible, try connecting the reader to different USB ports on the computer to make sure that the problem was not in the port.
While inserting a micro SD card into the reader you may receive an error message indicating that the card is not formatted. This can occur in micro SD cards with high density, such as M multi- layer text, or with SD cards that offer expedited communication, such as H-class (high speed cards). The two specialized types of cards have the same wide compatibility as the standard cards, but requires special card readers. You must use standard micro SD card to the reader or replace the reader with a micro SD card reader that is compatible with type M and type H.