Memory cards. Take more photos and record longer videos by expanding your memory storage. Whether your camera needs a compact flash card or you need a higher capacity cellphone SD card, we carry all that and more! Transfer pictures from your camera with ease with the help of memory card readers. We also carry SD card holders and SD card cases to keep them safely stored. Carry important files anywhere on-the-go with portable USB Flash Drives.
FAQ & Section Info
What is Flash Memory?
Flash memory was named for it's ability not for saving data, but erasing data. Still, the speed at which it can do both is enough to deserve the pseudonym. The Flash memory that we most commonly use, and that is available is this category, is NAND Flash. This type of Flash memory work similar to a hard drive in that it is able to have data written and save on it. There are a lot of benefits to using Flash storage, including durability, speed, compact size, and ease of use.
What Flash memory do I need?
The most common form of Flash memory that we use today is as USB Flash or "thumb" drives. Aptly named, as most are the size of a thumb, these incredibly handy devices allow you to save and transfer files easily from one system to another, even across operating systems with the appropriate formatting. These are perfect for students who need to save their homework and transfer it back and forth between their home and school computers.
Flash memory cards come in several forms. SD, Compact Flash, and Memory Sticks are all very popular and commonly found in consumer products from handheld game systems and smartphones to digital cameras and camcorders. They are also used in digital picture frames, and it's not unusual to find laptops and desktops with built-in cards readers that accept multiple types of these Flash memory cards.
What are Speed Class rating ratings?
- CLASS 2 - a guaranteed minimum write speed of 2MB/s or higher*
- CLASS 4 - a guaranteed minimum write speed of 4MB/s or higher*
- CLASS 6 - a guaranteed minimum write speed of 6MB/s or higher*
- CLASS 10 - a guaranteed minimum write speed of 10MB/s or higher*
What is SDHC?
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) devices are flash memory cards with a minimum capacity of 4GB (gigabytes) of storage capacity. SDHC cards are a removable storage solution for compatible digital devices including digital MP3 players, cameras, camcorders, PDAs and more. SDHC cards are the same size as an ordinary SD Card and were developed to meet the demand for more storage capacity and greater performance characteristics. SDHC cards are designed for devices that are compatible with the SD 2.0 specification. Products designed exclusively to support previous SD specifications 1.0 and 1.1 will not be able to use SDHC cards. Check your device manual for compatibility.
What the Difference Between an SD and an SDHC Card?
SD memory cards do not start writing at their maximum speed. They need to build up to it. SDHC cards per class specification begin writing at their fastest DTS. So, a card in the SD format (e.g., digital video camera) will start writing the image or data to the card at 0MB/sec and then work up to the top operating speed and then slow down again to 0MB/sec as it finishes wrting the data. This makes the optimum writing speed more than optimum.
In the SDHC format, which has a guaranteed minimum write speed of say 6MB/Sec (40x Speed) will start at this speed and may in fact have a higher top speed. For instance, a Class 6 card having a minimum sustained write speed of 6MB/Sec - 40x Speed, may achieve a top speed of 20MB/Sec at 133x Speed.
Secure Digital was forced to create a new specification for SDHC cards when the previous specification topped out at a capacity of 2GB. The new 2.0 specification allows SDHC cards to reach a maximum capacity of 32G
Before purchasing and SD or SDHC memory card, be sure of the compatibility of your device.
What does a Flash Drive do?
A flash drive or pen drive lets you take your data wherever you go. With a usb drive you can carry all your files with you. It is easy to just plug them in and out of various devices like laptops, desktops, tablets, gaming consoles, routers, and more. Now it is easier than ever to transport your important data where ever you are. With flash memory you can quickly take your music media and files to any computer with a USB port. Here are some popular sizes of flash drives and their capacities:
- 8GB: Perfect for presentations and word documents
- 16GB: Can store a medium sized music collection in high quality
- 32GB: Stores several high quality video files, perfect for transporting movies and multimedia
- 64GB: Great for large file sizes. Can serve as a boot drive
- 128GB+: As large as many solid state hard drives. Great size for backups and very large file movement.