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April 18, 2013 Jon 0 Comments

Whether you are a student or a professional working at a firm or even a sit at home mom, it is very unlikely or probably alien if you do not know or haven’t heard the term memory card. A memory card is a device that stores digital files in an easy and reliable way. Memory cards are used in devices such as digital cameras, camcorders, telephones, desk tops, lap tops, palm tops, DVD and CD players, game consoles, and other electronic devices. But the majority of demand for the cards is from mobile phones. A memory card is more likely to be a solid state electronic flash memory data storage device. There are also non solid state cards without flash memory. Memory card is better than hard disk as it is more durable and reliable.

The size of the card is relatively smaller than that of a hard disk. Over the years the physical sizes of the memory cards have grown smaller whereas their logical sizes have grown bigger. The first memory card was introduced as PCMCIA in 1990. It was mostly used in lap top computers. Thanks to its utility its demand grew substantially. CompactFlash was introduced in 1994 and was used in digital cameras. Compact6Flash got its competition from SmartMedia Card, introduced in 1996.

The increasing demand resulted in the memory getting smaller in size, making it fit for mobile phones. There was Multimedia Card, SD Card, and later the Memory Stick following the SmartMedia Card. Each one was smaller than the previous one and better. As the size of the mobile phones reduced the card used in them also became even smaller. Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Micro are some of the latest versions of the memory cards used in mobile phones.

Visit memory-card.org.uk for Memory card Review, Specifications and you can read reviews on Kingston, ATP and Sandisk Memory Cards.

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