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Kingston Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (MMCRS/256)

One of the smallest memory cards out there is the reduced size MMC card. The solution we had in our lab was 256MB big. Besides this one, the product family also includes 128MB and 512Mb cards. The dimensions of this card differ from the full-size MMC, therefore, you may sometimes have to use a special adapter supplied together with the card. According to the manufacturer’s web-site, this card can’t boast supreme fastness. To tell the truth, we were not very much excited about the claimed maximum read and write speeds of only 2MB/s. the card is 18 x 24 x 1.4mm and weighs 1.5g.

The approximate retail price of a memory card like that equals about $25.



The SD memory card family from RiTek with 66x transfer rate includes the 512MB model we will take a closer look at today, as well as a number of models with different storage capacities: 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB and 1GB. The card is 24 x 32 x 2.1mm.

Right now it is selling for about $45.

Testbed and Methods

For our benchmarking session we used the following software:

  • FC-Test version 1.0;
  • AIDA version 3.95.

The benchmarks were run on the following platform:

  • Albatron PX865PE Pro mainboard;
  • Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz CPU;
  • IBM DTLA-307015 15GB HDD;
  • Radeon 7000 32MB graphics card;
  • 256MB RAM;
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 OS with Service Pack 4.

For our memory cards tests we used SanDisk ImageMate 5-in-1 Reader/Writer supporting USB 2.0 interface.

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