The perfect addition to owners of Micro SD Cards.
The main purpose of this product is to transform your Micro SD to be compatible with MMC devices. All you have to do it place the Micro SD into the slot of the adapter and our done. no installation or setup required.
From my experience this came in very handy when i needed to transfer my mobile phone videos and pictures to my Laptop with built in MMC card reader. I gave it a shot and worked fine i transferred all my data from the card to the computer at very high speed.
Overall i am very happy with the product. I bought this at a great price o ebay and i strongly URGE you to buy two of these. I like to have one at work and one at home in case of emergencies where i need to transfer files, documents and other media. It is a very reliable device and will buy from this trusted brand again.
If like me, you've got a variety of cameras, using different memory cards, you sometimes wish there was only one format. Why? Because then you can just buy a load of cards all of the same sort, and they'd work in all the cameras. The Minolta SD-CF1 is an adapter for those with a whole load of SD (Secure Digital) type cards, who also have a CF (Compact Flash) compatible camera too. Why should I need to buy a 512Mb CF for my Minolta, when I have a perfectly good 512Mb SD card for my brand new Megxon? Well with this device, I won't of course.
Although it's made by Minolta, and Minolta themselves only advertise it as compatible with certain cameras in their own range, it will in fact work with a variety of other CF cameras, including Canon and Nikon.
It's very simple. You take your adapter, slot the SD card into it, then slot the whole thing into your Compact Flash compatible camera. The SD card sits nicely in the adapter, so that the whole thing is just the size of a standard CF type 1 card. There may be compatibility issues. Cameras which could only before read a 512Mb CF card, cannot magically read a 1Gb SD card. The card may still work, but with not all the capacity. Cameras that can of course read a 1Gb CF card, can now also read and write a 1Gb SD card seamlessly.
So are there any more advantages? Well typically SD cards are faster in operation, so in theory you should expect to get SD performance in your CF camera, up to 30% faster in some cases.
Another potential reason you'd buy this is to enable you to put your SD cards into a CF compatible printer, for direct printing capability. If you own a laptop, and require SD card reading capability, use a PCMCIA Type I CF type PC card adapters with this and you'll be able to do this with ease.
Cheapest price I could find in the UK was £43.42 inc VAT from www.techstore.co.uk. Whilst this may seem on the expensive side, if you can appreciate the benefits decribed above, it'll save you money in the long run, and can make your digital experience somewhat easier. Also check Ebay for potential savings.
The Minolta SD-CF1 CompactFlash Adapter enables SD (Secure Digital) Memory Cards to be used with most CompactFlash compatible cameras, printers, PDAs or other imaging equipment. Use of an SD Memory Card with the SD-CF1 adapter permits transfer rates of up to 30% faster then CompactFlash cards alone.
In addition, by combining the new Minolta SD-CF1 adapter with PCMCIA Type I CF type PC card adapters, SD Memory Cards can be used with laptop computers. With unmatched compatibility, SD Memory Cards can now be used to transfer data between three different kinds of card slots SD Memory Card slots, CompactFlash slots, and PC card slots (PC card slot requires the Minolta CompactFlash Card Adapter CA-1C).
The SD-CF1 adapter also allows SD Memory Cards used with the Minolta DiMAGE X and F series cameras to be used in the Minolta DiMAGE 7 and S series cameras (which use CompactFlash type I). For example, the same SD Memory Card can be used for both the Minolta DiMAGE Xi and Minolta DiMAGE 7Hi, enabling digital camera users to unify their recording media. By allowing users to take advantage of both CompactFlash type I and type II slots, the Minolta SD-CF1 adapter provides the ultimate in flexibility.
As a further benefit, images recorded by SD Memory Card compatible digital cameras can be downloaded into CompactFlash compatible PDAs. Likewise, images shot on SD Memory Card compatible digital cameras can be printed directly from CompactFlash compatible printers without being attached to a computer.