Different Memory Card Formats


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Memory cards can be found in many different physical sizes and shapes. Memory capacities are also available in many different sizes including 512MByte/s to 128 GByte along with bandwith rates (DTR) 2MByte/s to 90MByte/s. That's about to change with all the news of the Secure Digital Extended Capacity memory, due 2010.

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First and foremost the major manufactures make all today's memories cards using their own brand names and tiles with the cards such as, Extreme, Ultra, ProMac, Ducati Edition. The cards come in different capacities along with different data transfer rates (DTR ), but all these manufactures keep to within the SD and CF format.

Sony products the thumb drive because Sony haven't chosen to guide SD and CF formats, but they are the only one.

Not being able to list them but just to give an insight into the cards available.

The names of some of the major manufactures

SanDisk, Toshiba, Kingston, Hitachi, Lexar, Wintec, Transcend. (To mention but a few)

Listed below some of the memory cards in use in today's market.

SECURE DIGITAL (SD).

SD, MINI SD, MICRO SD

SECURE DIGITAL HIGH CAPACITY (SDHC).

STANDARD SDHC, MINI SDHC, MICRO SDHC

SECURE DIGITAL EXTENDED CAPACITY(SDXC).

STANDARD SDXC, MINI SDXC, MICRO SDXC

SDIF (SDIO).

SDHC ULTRA II.

SDHC EXTREME II.

SDHC EXTREME III, SDHC EXTREME IV

SDHC EXTREME PRO.

VIDEO HD.

SD VIDEO FD

COMPACT FLASH (CF).

CF TYPE I, CF TYPE 2, MICRODRIVE, SD ULTRA II

SD EXTREME II SD EXTREME III

XD PICTURE CARD (XD).

STANDARD XD, TYPE M, TYPE M+, TYPE H

MULIT MEDIA (MMC).

STANDARD MMC/MMC PLUS

MEMORY STICK (MS).

The Memory Sticks are utilized only by SONY products.

STANDARD M/S, M/S PRO, M/S PRO DUO, M/S PRO HG D, M/S MICRO M2

VIDEO CONSOLES.

Ps2, NINTENDO, WII

MINI DV CASSETTE.

MINI DVD.

Exploring the listed memory cards above combined with the different manufactures manufacturers, it may seem like a mine field. Sizes, knowing which card to choose? How do I choose the right card? And it is one better than the other? That will come with experience, utilizing a well branded card will certainly help. Future pages will be on selecting the right card, watch this space.