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flash card adapter

A device that enables a flash memory card to be plugged into a different socket. A variety of flash card adapters were popular before the turn of the century when many different flash memory card formats came on the market. Since then, the industry has settled on SD cards, CompactFlash and Memory Stick. See flash memory.

Adapters for microSD Cards
This Kingston Mobility Kit provides both USB and full-size SD card adapters for a microSDHC card. See microSD. (Image courtesy of Kingston Technology Corporation, www.kingston.com)

Laptop Adapter
In the past, adapters were widely available to insert flash cards into a laptop PC Card slot. This one was made for SmartMedia.

Floppies Were Everywhere
Before the turn of the century, these SmartFlash adapters, which were inserted into a 3.5" floppy drive, enabled every computer to read flash cards. (Image courtesy of SmartDisk Corporation.)
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