SanDisk TransFlash MicroSD 1 GB Flash Memory Card Review

Big room to fit just about anything with this tiny card...


If you have a phone that is compatible with this card, then do not hesitate to get buy it.


Fast, small, and stores a lot of stuff…


Sometimes it is so small that it is hard to get a hold of.

My wife and I just upgraded our phones because I always want the newest technology and plus my wife’s phone was old and slow. I used to have the LG VX-8100 and I replaced it with the new Motorola Razr V3M cell phone. My wife had the Samsung A670 and she replaced that with the newer Samsung A950 cell phone.

Luckily, both of these phones have a TransFlash or MicroSD slot so I did not have to buy different cards. But I had to get rid of my older SanDisk miniSD cards as I do not have use for them anymore. Maybe I can sell them on eBay later. I bought two of these 1 GB SanDisk TransFlash microSD cards from for about $40 each (plus shipping) – I thought that was a great deal.


The SanDisk 1 GB TransFlash card is a very tiny (even smaller than those Olympus xD picture cards) storage device that plugs into any compatible device and extends the storage space enormously. This card is very small and sometimes it is hard to get a hold of it. If you have long nails then you probably won’t be able to grab this card. It is a plug-n-play (PNP) device, so the phone you plug this into will have no trouble recognizing it. The package also comes with a TransFlash or microSD to SD adapter so you can use it in any memory card reader that supports SD (I use my SanDisk ImageMate 8-in-1 card reader to transfer files on it).

I learned my lesson last time when I bought a 256 MB miniSD for my last phone and went straight for the 1 GB this time to skip all the hassle. I used to take pictures on my phone and email (costs money or air time) them from my phone to my Yahoo email account; then I would have to download them to my computer. Now, all I do is take the picture and when I am ready, I just plug the card into the adapter and then into my reader and I am done. All the pictures and video clips are there; just have to copy them to my hard drive. Another good thing about this is that I can transfer the video clips or flix from the card to my 60 GB iPod Video (after transferring them to the computer first).


Well, my wife and I take lots of pictures and record lost of video clips on our phones, so we needed something with huge storage space and this 1 GB TransFlash cards provides just that. Now we do not have to worry about running out of space because I can virtually store hundreds of pictures, video clips, and music on my phone. We already have a card reader on my desktop computer and my laptop has an SD card reader built-in also, so we were all set to go. Even though our phones have Bluetooth capabilities, it still requires some special configurations and time to transfer files to and from the phones (knowing Verizon they disabled file transfer on these phones so we can only sync our phone book and calendar, but I am working on getting it to work).


This SanDisk TransFlash MicroSD 1 GB card is about fifteen millimetres long, eleven millimetres wide, and about one millimetre thick. Yup, it is tiny (now you know why they call it micro). It is about half the size of the miniSD card I used before and about a quarter the size of a regular SD card. The adapter is the same size as the regular SD card that has a little slot for this microSD. This TransFlash card fits perfectly from the top of the adapter. When this micro is fitted properly into the adapter, you will not be able to tell if you are using a regular SD or a microSD with an adapter. Together they will look just like the regular SD cards.


The package includes the Secure Digital Micro 1 GB card, the MicroSD to SD adapter, and a book of additional fun toys you can purchase that are made by SanDisk. SanDisk provides a 5-year limited warranty on this product. To obtain warranty service or more information, you can call 1-866-SanDisk (726-3475), email them at, or visit


This SanDisk microSD card is easy to use because it does not require you to install any drivers, and it is faster than most other data transfer device. The cards compact (tiny) size also makes it easy to store and plugin without any problems. But sometimes these may seem too small and that can be a bad thing. But best of all, you can almost use the microSD on most new cell phones with MicroSD ports. I have used some smaller capacity cards in the past and all I can say now is that get the biggest capacity card you can afford because you will certainly run out of space before you know it.


TypeMicroSD (TransFlash) Card
Capacity1 GB
Operating Voltage2.7 - 3.6 volts
System RequirementsSD Micro compatible cellular phone
Pentium or Macintosh Computer
Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP
Mac OS 9.1.x+, OS X v10.1.2+
Compatible card reader with SD
Dimensions15 (L) x 11 (W) x 1 (H) mm
Warranty5 years