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A Detailed Look At The MiniSD Memory Card

Aug 18, 2007
The miniSD card is a form of portable memory device that can be removed from the device it is intended for. The miniSD is not the same as the regular SD memory card because it is much smaller than the standard SD memory card. Nonetheless, most products that take the standard SD cards include an SD adapter that allows the miniSD to be used.

When compared with the standard SD memory card, the miniSD is 10.5 mm shorter, with a total length of just 21.5 mm. It is also only 20 mm wide while the standard SD memory card is 24 mm wide. In addition, the miniSD card is 0.7 mm thinner than the standard SD memory card and has a total card volume of only 589 cubic mm.

The miniSD card is not the same as the microSD, which is actually smaller than the miniSD. The micro SD reduces the width by a another 9 mm, the length by another 6.5 mm, and the thickness by another 0.4 mm. In all, the microSD card takes up only 165 cubic mm of volume.

Whereas the miniSD can be used with gadgets requiring a standard SD card, the miniSD card cannot be used with equipment that requires a micro SD card. On the other hand, a microSD card can be used in a gadget that requires a miniSD card if an adapter is utilized.

The minds card is used in a number of electronic gadgets that the standard SD card is used for, except these gadgets are often much smaller as they take advantage of the smaller size of the card. Some of these gadgets include digital cameras, cell phones, and MP3 players.

Although there are several different brands of miniSD cards available on the market, the compatibility of the cards is universal. Therefore, users do not need to seek out a specific brand in order to achieve proper operation of their gadgets.

MiniSD cards are available in a variety of storage capacities. For the most part, the available capacities range from 16 MB to 4 GB. The storage capacity is an important consideration when purchasing a miniSD card, as storage of items such as music, videos, and photos will require more storage space. Similarly, some devices will only accept miniSD cards up to a certain amount of storage capacity. Therefore, it is important to check with the manufacturer first in order to avoid spending more on a card that cannot be used to its fullest capacity.
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