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Re: Survival medicine

Post by pseudonym » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:45 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:36 am

I'm chuffed to bits, actually :mrgreen: Could you do me a favour on this thread? Could you (or pseudonym) post a link to a micro USB card on ebay, so I'm sure what I need to look at? I just looked on there now, and there's "readers" for sale as well. If I need one, I'll buy one, but I've no idea :oops: I just don't have enough knowledge to buy the right stuff, and I wouldn't trust a shop at all with this stuff.

Thanks!
https://www.halfords.com/technology/das ... PYQAvD_BwE

I used this pic for demo only.

It's comes as a package, The small one on the right is the Micro SD Card, you want a larger capacity one though. If you are buying a new Kindle they can take a larger card now.

The Adapter on the left allows you to use it in your laptop.

ASDA, Tesco etc sell them if that helps you.

HTH
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: Survival medicine

Post by TLB » Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:19 pm

Just in case, here's a link that explains the different types of USB that are available. In my set up I have the 'normal' USB, Micro B and USB C.
https://www.cmd-ltd.com/advice-centre/u ... connector/

So in my set up I have a range of items allowing me to swap data between tech. Starting with normal USB sticks, they were cheap and held lots of data. These are good for some tablets and laptops, PC's etc. To make these accessible for mobile phones I bought a number of these:

https://thepihut.com/products/usb-to-mi ... 0QQAvD_BwE

These go in the end of the USB stick (normal) and convert it to a micro USB attachment.

Then I have a number of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/REALMAX®-Multi ... 167&sr=8-9

These allow me to switch data from any number of SD cards. Again the main outlet is standard USB, but can be converted using the micro adaptor.

It's all related to money but technology is improving and I'll soon be switching to these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AreTop-Memory- ... 91&sr=8-10

These offer total flexibility. I have something similar, a stick with USB 2.0 (the normal ones) to USB C (the curvy round ends that modern mobiles are switching to) but I need my adaptor for some of my tech that uses micro USB's.

In addition to these (yes, it does get complex keeping on top of it which is why I'll be swapping to the one above :lol: ) I have these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Type-C-to-Mi ... YQPLIakYyA

These you have to be careful with, they are good for charging purposes, they work everytime. For swapping info however, some are a little temperamental.

If you have the budget, switch to the multi all-in-one USB stick, I intend to!

Have a search using the descriptions in the links above as there are lots of options that fit many budgets. Any other questions, please let me know. I try and log on daily so will keep checking.

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Re: Survival medicine

Post by Arzosah » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:58 pm

pseudonym wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Arzosah wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:36 am
I'm chuffed to bits, actually :mrgreen: Could you do me a favour on this thread? Could you (or pseudonym) post a link to a micro USB card on ebay, so I'm sure what I need to look at? I just looked on there now, and there's "readers" for sale as well. If I need one, I'll buy one, but I've no idea :oops: I just don't have enough knowledge to buy the right stuff, and I wouldn't trust a shop at all with this stuff.
Thanks!
https://www.halfords.com/technology/das ... PYQAvD_BwE

I used this pic for demo only.

It's comes as a package, The small one on the right is the Micro SD Card, you want a larger capacity one though. If you are buying a new Kindle they can take a larger card now.

The Adapter on the left allows you to use it in your laptop.

ASDA, Tesco etc sell them if that helps you.

HTH
Aha! So, this particular one, I could put it in my phone (a Samsung Galaxy J3, 2916 version) running Android 5.1.1. It has a miserable 8gigs, nearly half of which are used for the software it comes with. So even a 16GB card would triple what I have available on the phone. Thats a separate issue, if it was just lodged inside the phone and stayed there.
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Re: Survival medicine

Post by pseudonym » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:14 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:58 pm
Aha! So, this particular one, I could put it in my phone (a Samsung Galaxy J3, 2916 version) running Android 5.1.1. It has a miserable 8gigs, nearly half of which are used for the software it comes with. So even a 16GB card would triple what I have available on the phone. Thats a separate issue, if it was just lodged inside the phone and stayed there.
Have a look here for your phone, and what size Micro SD it will accept.

https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/mobi ... ne-accept/

I have a 128 Gb one in my Ulephone S8 Pro phone.
The roads are pretty bad and if you do end up getting stuck its hard to justify your reason for being on the roads as 'vegan mince for a feckin' princess'.

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Re: Survival medicine

Post by Arzosah » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:20 pm

TLB wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Just in case, here's a link that explains the different types of USB that are available. In my set up I have the 'normal' USB, Micro B and USB C.
https://www.cmd-ltd.com/advice-centre/u ... connector/
I started with the best of intentions on this, but its the kind of thing thats perfectly understandable when you've got examples in front of you, and the lecturer's holding them and then giving them to you, but without that ... I'm sorry, it doesn't go into my brain in any decipherable way :(
So in my set up I have a range of items allowing me to swap data between tech. Starting with normal USB sticks, they were cheap and held lots of data. These are good for some tablets and laptops, PC's etc. To make these accessible for mobile phones I bought a number of these:

https://thepihut.com/products/usb-to-mi ... 0QQAvD_BwE

These go in the end of the USB stick (normal) and convert it to a micro USB attachment.
Oh! Now, this little gadget, I like :D :D :D That goes on the end of a normal USB drive connector to turn it into a micro USB connector, yes? I've been using flash drives with normal USB connectors for a lifetime, so this would certainly help with my phone. I could buy a couple of these, one for use, one for backup, no problem.
Then I have a number of these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/REALMAX®-Multi ... 167&sr=8-9

These allow me to switch data from any number of SD cards. Again the main outlet is standard USB, but can be converted using the micro adaptor.
That ... I don't quite get how *I* could use that, I don't see how that functions. U
It's all related to money but technology is improving and I'll soon be switching to these:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/AreTop-Memory- ... 91&sr=8-10

These offer total flexibility. I have something similar, a stick with USB 2.0 (the normal ones) to USB C (the curvy round ends that modern mobiles are switching to) but I need my adaptor for some of my tech that uses micro USB's.
This looks **amazing** I love this. It can understand older tech, its futureproofed, its fairly sizeable (64G - 2 of those more than cover my whole laptop contents, though now I've set my camera to take 4MB photos, I'm taking 20G a year. Not to worry.) My external hard drive is 250G I think, plenty for now, but its still quite heavy - if I had to get out of Dodge, as they say, 3 of these round my neck, and I'm sorted, I'd hardly feel it.
In addition to these (yes, it does get complex keeping on top of it which is why I'll be swapping to the one above :lol: ) I have these:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Type-C-to-Mi ... YQPLIakYyA

These you have to be careful with, they are good for charging purposes, they work everytime. For swapping info however, some are a little temperamental.
I'll let that one pass me by, thank you! Anything that a knowledgeable person describes as temperamental would baffle me completely. It may baffle *you* that I move in circles where I'm the techy one :oops:
If you have the budget, switch to the multi all-in-one USB stick, I intend to!
Thats the AreTop one, yes? I love that. Will that help me with the original problem of expanding my kindle? I've been looking at new kindles, and this one is great: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07JQRYRJF/ ... UTF8&psc=1
£60, 32GB, expandable to 512GB with micro USB (someone would have to tell me what microUSB to buy, though!)
Have a search using the descriptions in the links above as there are lots of options that fit many budgets. Any other questions, please let me know. I try and log on daily so will keep checking.
So sorry about this! But very grateful you and pseudonym are following up. Next post (last one) is what I can see my way to buying.
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Re: Survival medicine

Post by Arzosah » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:34 pm

To Buy
1. The micro SD card that pseudonym linked to (or a larger one), to be fitted inside my phone, which has pathetic memory. I could then back it up to an AreTop flash drive.
Cost: £10 - £20

1a. A larger microSD card to be permanently inserted inside my kindle.
Cost: c£30.

1b. As an alternative to 1a. above, I could buy a new kindle fire 7, £60, plus a microSD card to expand to 512 GB
Cost: £60 plus 512GB micro SD card, cost currently unknown. I'd like to try alternative 1a first, tobe honest, but that kindle is 7 years old now, thats pretty old.

2. USB to micro usb converter shim, to let me carry on using the flash drive I've got, which is still useful.
Cost: £4

3. The AreTop flash drives - 3 would futureproof backup for my laptop, one other would futureproof backup for both my kindle and my phone.
Cost: £10.59 x 4 = £42.36.

Total cost, a minimum of £86.36 (which is amazing!) up to £156.36 plus the 512GB micro usb card. Still pretty effing amazing, I really like the idea that so many tech needs and wants would be addressed by this.

Now ... now I'm going to get ready to watch The Antiques Roadshow :lol:
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Re: Survival medicine

Post by TLB » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:43 pm

Arzosah wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:34 pm

Now ... now I'm going to get ready to watch The Antiques Roadshow :lol:
Lol, you and me both!

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Re: Survival medicine

Post by TLB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:43 pm

OK all, hold fire on the AreTop multi 3-1 USB sticks.

Ordered two and they came pronto, but that's Amazon.

Downloaded my library onto one, perfect. USB C works, USB A (normal) works, micro USB didn't work. Thought I'd try the second one, the USB A (the normal one) didn't work.

So hold fire on those! I'm going to try a couple of other brands and see if they work better.

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Re: Survival medicine

Post by Arzosah » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:59 pm

Thanks for letting us know so fast! So far, I've only bought a little microSD card with reader, 32G, for the inside of my phone. I'm going to try it in my kindle, and if it works, buy another one for that. Will deffo hold fire on the AreTop, drat! As it is, my external hard drive will be getting a good workout.
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