Different Memory Card Formats
32gb memory stick pro duo
Memory cards are available in many different physical sizes and shapes. Memory capacities are also available in many different sizes ranging from 512MByte/s to 128 GByte along with bandwith rates (DTR) 2MByte/s to 90MByte/s. Which is about to change with all the news of the Secure Digital Extended Capacity memory card, due 2010.
32gb micro sdhc card
First and foremost the major manufactures make all today's memories cards making use of their own brand names and tiles of the cards such as, Extreme, Ultra, ProMac, Ducati Edition. Them come in different capacities together with different data transfer rates (DTR ), but every one of these manufactures keep to within the SD and CF format.
Sony products the thumb drive because Sony haven't chosen to guide SD and CF formats, but they are the only one.
Not being able to list them all but just to give an understanding into the cards available.
What they are called of some of the major manufactures
SanDisk, Toshiba, Kingston, Hitachi, Lexar, Wintec, Transcend. (To name but a few)
Listed below a few of the memory cards in use in today's market.
SECURE DIGITAL (SD).
SD, MINI SD, MICRO SD
SECURE DIGITAL HIGH CAPACITY (SDHC).
STANDARD SDHC, MINI SDHC, MICRO SDHC
SECURE DIGITAL EXTENDED CAPACITY(SDXC).
STANDARD SDXC, MINI SDXC, MICRO SDXC
SDHC ULTRA II.
SDHC EXTREME II.
SDHC EXTREME III, SDHC EXTREME IV
SDHC EXTREME PRO.
SD VIDEO FD
COMPACT FLASH (CF).
CF TYPE I, CF TYPE 2, MICRODRIVE, SD ULTRA II
SD EXTREME II SD EXTREME III
XD PICTURE CARD (XD).
STANDARD XD, TYPE M, TYPE M+, TYPE H
MULIT MEDIA (MMC).
STANDARD MMC/MMC PLUS
MEMORY STICK (MS).
The Memory Sticks are used only by SONY products.
STANDARD M/S, M/S PRO, M/S PRO DUO, M/S PRO HG D, M/S MICRO M2
Ps2, NINTENDO, WII
MINI DV CASSETTE.
Looking at the listed memory cards above combined with the different manufactures manufacturers, it may seem like a mine field. Sizes, knowing which card to choose? How do I choose the right card? And it is one better than the other? That will come with experience, utilizing a well branded card will certainly help. Future pages will probably be on selecting the right card, watch this space.