Doesn't have to always be a micro sd card

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    Depending on how much juice this device requires, of course. I know that anything that requires a bit of power you have to plug it in to an external power source. That's a good idea though!
     
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    Not rocket science - I prefer the ones that are like a thumbdrive to one with a cable like that.
    Steer clear of that one since it doesn't support HC.
     
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    Can you give an example if a micro sd thumbdrive unit. I would love to see on. Right now that one that I described was the only thing of its type that I've seen.
     
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    Hey , I bought this a couple of months back and works flawlessly

    World's smallest Micro SDHC USB Card Reader

    $1387_small_micro_sd_reader1.gif

    Keep my tv shows and downloads on it, dosen't drain battery either
     
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    I have one of these (Sandisk Mobilemate)
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    What I was looking for was something that held multiple sd, micro sd, etc at the same time.

    Maybe I'm looking at the one from amazon wrong, but what I was trying to get at was something that, let's say I have 4 micro sd cards each with 4 gb mem. I could stick all 4 of them into a "thing" that has a usb and end up with 16 gb of mem.

    I went hunting for a 32 gb micro sd card and found a crazy thing that took 2 16 gb cards and stuck them in one unit for 32 gb.

    Anyone seen anything like this????

    Ken
     
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    First, something like this probably doesn't exist. Second, the device in the link you posted will NOT work on this tablet. The reason why is because the tablet only has 1 USB slot and was programmed to read only 1 USB device at a time (accessed through mnt/usb_storage).
    If you bought a card reader with multiple card slots like shown in your original link, you should be able to use it, but you would only be able to stick 1 card in it at a time. If you put 2 or more, the OS will read them as individual cards, and will not be able to read them all since the OS can only accept 1 USB device at a time.
    This means that if you had 3 cards- for example: 1GB microSD, 2GB SDHC, and 3GB PRO Duo- the multi-card reader will NOT show up as containing a 6GB drive, but will instead show each card separately.

    Like this?
    Amazon.com: TOPRAM 32GB (16GB x 2) microSD microSDHC Card Class 4 with Memory Stick Pro Duo Adapter: Electronics
    These do work, but I have not tried them personally. I would think though that if you put two 16GB cards in it, it will show up as something lower than 32GB. The same thing happens when using 2+ HDDs and having them work as combined storage. Some percent of storage is used to link the devices together.

    Anyways, something like this will not work in this tablet (but I am sure you know this) because it is a Pro Duo taking 2 microSD cards. The tablet reads microSD cards and not Pro Duos (too big in physical size).
     
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