Hot Memories: Memory Corp. Shows Off 150X Secure Digital Cards
Secure Digital memory cards have quickly become very popular among manufacturers of digital cameras and even mobile phones, as with relatively small form-factor such flash cards can hold up to 2GB or even 32GB (SD HC standard) of data. But besides capacity SD cards differ from each other with speed.
Some stores which sell photo accessories downplay the speed of flash memory cards and advertise only capacities, which is not quite fair, as some cameras require high-speed SD cards to record videos smoothly or to make numerous large photos one after another. Besides, downloading several hundreds of 4MB photos from a 66x Secure Digital card may take up a lot of time, as 10MB/s transfer rate is pretty slow.
The vast majority of SD cards on the market support 80x or 133x speeds (with 12MB/s and 19.9MB/s read speeds), but it seems that there are faster options too: at CeBIT 2007 Memory Corp. company showcased its 150x Secure Digital cards with 22.5MB/s read speed, which should make downloading of many large files from an SD card even more comfortable
Besides leading performance, Memory Corp. also bundles photo rescue and multimedia management software with its memory cards, which can be pretty useful, as situations with accidental deletion of photos from a memory card are relatively often.