USB flash drives are the ultimate portable storage devices. Weighing less than 30g, flash or pen drives as they’re sometimes called contain no moving parts and use flash memory to store data. USB flash drives are plug and play devices that are powered by the computer they connect to. When plugged in, they are recognised by the operating system as just another drive.
Flash memory cards are another popular form of storage in a wide range of products including cameras, camcorders, mobile phones and other electronic devices. There are a number of different formats of memory card available including secure digital (SD cards), compact flash (CF cards), and Memory Stick (Sony’s proprietary format). As well as normal secure digital cards, high capacity SDHC and SDXC cards are available to meet the increased storage demand of high resolution images and videos. Micro SD and Micro SDHC are smaller secure digital cards designed primarily for mobile phones and can be converted to normal sized SD cards via a memory card adapter.
When shopping for a memory card first ensure you choose a type that’s compatible with the device it’s intended for. Cards are available in a range of capacities so be sure to choose one with ample storage for your data. Finally, the card’s read and write speeds dictate how fast it can read and write data. The higher the number, the better.
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