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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by plc613, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. plc613

    plc613 Newbie
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    I'm going on a trip and hoping to bring as little gear as possible. I'm trying to see if I can take the MicroSD card out of my camera and pop it in one of these:

    memory card reader 5-1 on eBay

    to backup the family pics at the end of each day.

    1)will it work ;)
    2)would I mount that manually(not a problem) or will it automount. If so, where?
    3)I'm very familiar with linux and would fancy rsync over any other method. I presume if 2) is yes then rsync shouldn't be an issue. However, has anyone had any experience(s) that would defer from what one would expect?

    Any other comments/questions are welcome...Just don't tell me to use Windows ;)

    Thanks in advance, Phil.

    EDIT: forgot to enquire about the whole Samsung 5 pin / 11 pin issue. Would that be relevant here?

  2. plc613

    plc613 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OR would the odds be more in my favour if I bought a micro to usb cable and connected a generic usb-based card reader perhaps?
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    I'd not use this USB OTG card reader for the S2 because of the S3's 5/11pin issue. The standard USB OTG pinout won't work with the S3.

    For the S3 you'd need a Samsung USB OTG cable and a simple generic USB card reader.

  4. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    If the camera takes Jpeg pics I would just put the card in the phone and sync to the cloud.
  5. nigsy

    nigsy Android Enthusiast

    ^^^ This ^^^
  6. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    I'd prefer the OTG solution.
    It's simply an extension of the phone's storage and wouldn't restrict the funktion of apps which have their data on the external SD card.
    They wouldn't find their data on the camera's SD card ;)

  7. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

    Since ICS Apps and data are no longer able to be moved to the External SD card. The Data for the app would be on the Internal SD.
  8. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    True :) ... if you haven't apps with a huge amount of data like offline navigation and offline dictionaries. They've still their GBs on the external SD card (okay ... I admit, you can choose the storage ;) ).

  9. HighSierra

    HighSierra Member

    Camera--> USB --> USB OTG ---> Phone
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  10. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    Good idea :) ... it is worth to try!

    If you can connect your camera directly to your PC as USB storage, then the camera should be able to connect directly as USB storage (bySamsung OTG cable) to your phone too.

  11. GTWalling

    GTWalling Android Expert

  12. plc613

    plc613 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for all the replies.

    I ended up ordering this on ebay. Then I'll just connect a card reader to that. Hoping this will also allow me to connect a keyboard and anything alease I might need via a USB hub.

    Doesn't look like I'll get it before the trip though :( backup plan is what GTWalling suggested. Put the card in the phone and sink to the cloud.

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