Memory cards are mainly uses as a primary and portable flash memory in mobile phones, cameras, and other portable and handheld devices.
PC Cards (PCMCIA) were a predecessor of modern memory card that was introduced for commercial purposes.
Besides providing non-volatile media storage, a memory card also uses solid-state media technology.
Which lowers the chances of mechanical problems, such as those found in traditional hard drives.
Storage space does a memory card provide?
Memory cards can vary in the amount of storage space based on the type of memory card.
However, in general, most memory cards today range in size from as small as 4 GB (gigabyte) up to as large as 128 GB.
Older memory card were maybe even smaller than 4 GB. You can purchase a memory card that is larger than 128 GB but at astronomical costs.
Types of Memory cards are:
- Secure Digital (SD) card
- CompactFlash (CF) card
- Memory Stick
- MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Alternatively referred to as a flash memory card.
A Memory card is a type of storage media that is often used to store photos, videos, or other data in electronic devices.
Devices that commonly use a memory card include digital cameras, digital camcorders, handheld computers, MP3 players, PDAs, cell phones, game consoles, and printers.
The picture to the right is a MicroSD flash memory card, which is one of the types of memory card available.