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Looking for micro-SD to USB

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    Looking for micro-SD to USB


    Hi, I have a Surface and only a single USB but I'd like to use a USB thumb drive in the micro SD card slot for making backups to. Backing up to the micro-SD is abysmally slow even using Sandisk Extreme as it gets throttled as the card heats up. I found this for micro-SD to full-SD but nothing so far for a USB drive on the other end. Amazon.com: B00KZIBLWS Anyone seen what I am looking for? Thanks

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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Not sure there is such an adapter. It appears the best you can do is go from micro to standard SD.
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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    I got 2 of the adapters from Dell to go with my Dell Venue 8 Tablet. One thing to watch for is the designation of OTG/On The Go. Plain adapters may be work with the tablet, are more or less simple extensions. I even got a couple of 16GB Thumb drives that have a standard USB plug on one end and the MicroB plug on the other end, not a bad way to use 'sneakernet'. BestBuy had one make by PNY.

    I should have pointed out that the MicroSD is a card for storage used on many tablets and cellphones. Mine came with an adapter that works as a regular SD card and plugs into an SD slot. The MicroB USB plugs into the same port as the power cord.
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    Sounds like cloud backup will be your best way to go, or local back up to networked hard drive through your wi-fi?
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    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Here's an image of the package of the adapter I got:
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