Does it boost your signal quality at the same time?
But at least you can easily access it in SPI mode from a microcontroller. This way, if you find a card in the far away future, assuming its flash memory still works, you can easily access it without implementing a USB host controller. Slow, but it's going to work!
But I do think this is one of the cases where many of the people who buy these cards mistake "secure" for "your data is more secure on this type of card from whatever danger" instead of "data can be stored on this card more secure FROM you"... that said, I think we should vote for "secure" as the un-word of the year!
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