Flash Memory comes in a lot of different formats for a lot of different purposes. It can be used for everything from PDAs to cell phones, from holding pictures on cameras to pen drives that let you carry your documents more easily. The reason for the popularity of flash memory is its great storage in a small size, as well as the durability of the media. Flash media is more capable of surviving falling, being stepped on, or even having liquids splashed on it then film rolls and hard disks.
What types of flash memory are available? The most popular types include Compact Flash, Secure Digital, and Sony’s Memory Stick Pro. Compact Flash is most often used in personal cameras, and comes in sizes ranging from 32MB up to 8GB. Having a 1GB Compact Flash cards in your camera has become very common, enabling you to take photos all day without worrying about filling your card.
Secure Digital, or SD memory, is a much smaller format then Compact Flash, which makes it perfect for cell phones and PDAs where space is at a premium. At the same time, the tiny cards can carry nearly as much data as the larger Compact Flash cards. A 2GB Secure Digital flash memory can cost less than $20, allowing plenty of storage for your PDA or cell phone.
Memory Stick Pro is used in both cameras and the PSP portable gaming system. This Sony Brand memory tends to cost a bit more then Compact Flash and Secure Digital per megabyte, but is proprietary in a number of Sony produced devices.
Finally, there are also USB flash memory drives available, ranging from 64MB all the way up to 16GB drives. A 1GB drive can carry around more data then a CD can, and can be written and re-written to over and over again.
So if you’re looking for flash memory for your camera, cell phone, PDA or PSP, take a look at what we have to offer. We also have Smart Media, MultiMedia and XD Picture Cards available for you to browse through.