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When I was pregnant with my daughter I realised that I was going to need a much better camera to take the 'millions' of photographs that I would be taking so I could fill photo albums with all the captured memories! My new camera arrived and straight away I started snapping away to test it out, then quickly realised that the camera actually only held a few photo's so I had to search the net for a memory card. I actually had no idea what I was looking for really so I asked a friend to advise me on what I needed and he showed me the Sandisk 2gb memory card and told me thats exactly what I needed.
I ordered the memory card and the following day it arrived which was fantastic. The sandisk memory card comes packaged in one of those sealed plastic flat packs which is impossible to open unless you attack it with a pair of scissors!! Once you open the packaging you can see there is just the memory card along with a piece of card inside which holds minimal information about the product. It shows a picture of a digital camera so you instantly know the product is suitable for what you need. It also states that the memory card is water and shock proof. The memory card itself is pretty small, maybe just a little bigger than a stamp and is a couple of millimetres deep. It is an all blue memory card with a red strip at the top which holds the brand name and in large white lettering you see the size of the memory on the card. At the left hand side of the card you see the word 'lock' which indicates where the lock is on the card should you so wish to lock it.
Putting the memory card into the camera is extremely easy, simply open the camera slot and place the card in. When it is in (and it will only go in one way) press it down and it will click into place. Then you are ready to go and start taking your pictures! I didn't really know how many pictures the memory card would hold as 2gb really doesn't mean anything to me, but I got to over 600 pictures before I even thought about deleting any so you can see it does hold literally hundreds of photo's.
On one occasion I was wanting to use my camera to take pictures of my little girl in fancy dress but it was just telling me it was locked every time I tried to take a photo. I had no idea what the problem was until I spoke to my technical friend and he told me that the card was locked (at the time of putting the card into my camera I hadn't even really looked at it so didn't notice lock written on there!) and I simply had to unlock it by moving the little switch on the side of the card. I have no idea how I locked the card, or why it would ever be locked but I found that it works that way and sadly missed my daughters fancy dress.
Transferring photo's from this memory card really couldn't be more simple. As you can probably tell by now I am not technically minded whatsoever but it really is so easy to do. The memory card slots into a card reader (available cheap) which then slots into the usb on your computer which instantly brings up a menu for you to transfer your pictures over. I copy and paste the photo's over into the required folder and then there is the option to delete them from my camera if I so wish. I have started doing this on occasion, keeping only certain ones on the memory card which are my favourites.
I have now had this memory card for almost four years and it is still going strong. The only problem I have ever had is on the occasion it somehow locked but that must have been my (or my sneaky daughters) doing. I can't really recommend this memory card enough, it is so simple to use, comes with a lifetime guarantee and holds hundreds of pictures as well as videos and music.
The Sandisk 2gb Memory Card is available on Amazon for just £1.65 which is a great price for something that will last years.
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This is an excellent memory card which I can't really fault. I bought mine from Tesco and paid £3.50 as it was reduced at the time of purchase however its current RRP is around the £8-£10 mark and it is available in a variety of shops and online.
I use this memory card mainly for my digital camera however I do also use it occasionally for my phone. I don't really see the importance of the physical appearence as it is hidden away inside my phone or camera, however it is actually quite attractive looking (for a memory card!) - it's very small and sleek and is a nice shade of blue in colour with the product name on it along with the amount of data it stores. On the back of it it has the little golden chip thingies on it. It's very easy to loose it when it is on its own due to how small it is but as I said I use mine in my camera so I always know where it is and only ever take it out of my camera when it is full. The material is a lightweight plastic.
The card fits into my camera and phone perfectly and i've had no issues with it getting stuck etc. It is very reliable and since purchasing this over a year ago I have never had any issues with corrupted files. Transferring documents and pictures from the card is quick and convinient and extremely easy. The speed isn't super fast but it's fast enough for me and i'm not waiting around for a huge amount of time while it transfers.
This card holds around 800 good quality pictures on my 5mp phone and around 500 pictures on my 10mp camera, which I personally think is very reasonable, but if you're going on holiday and will be taking lots of pictures it may be easier to just buy quite a few of them or maybe a larger capacity one. I often find though that I don't like a majority of the pictures I take so delete them a few minutes after i've taken them, so the space is then classed as free again. Also, once you have transferred the pictures onto your laptop etc and deleted them from the memory card you can reuse the card and it will hold another 800 pictures. Overall this is a good memory card from a reputable brand. It does its job well and is a reliable and easy to use card, so i'd reccomend it!
I bought this one when I bought my camera which is quite a few years ago. It was quite expensive at the time but still affordable, they are quite cheap now. I was a bit unsatisfied with the capacity of the card at first, well at least I thought so. But the feeling was soon gone as this one can store 1500(ish) pictures (8.1 megapixels) which is good enough for any amateur photographer in my opinion.
I have a card reader on my computer so I usually copy/cut photos from the card directly, I never had problems with data transfer, it works smoothly and swiftly. In my years of use none of data was corrupted.
It still works as it did the first day and it was in use a lot - I make many, many, many pictures - most of them being useless due to my photography talents.
Sometimes I even use this card to transfer other data, instead of the USB key (I tend to misplace them) and it works fine for that too.
There is another thing I like with "only" 2GB of storage space on this one, although 1500 pictures is a lot it still requires more or less frequent organizing and removing from the card, I would probably not have the nerves to organize twice or even 4-time (or more) photos (I am the kind who transfers pictures when the card is almost full).
When I was packing up my bags to go travelling, someone passed on some excellent advice. Don't buy one large memory card for your camera, buy several smaller ones. The reasoning behind this was if it breaks, gets lost or gets stolen, you don't lose all of your cherished photos. Made perfect sense to me and I happily purchased several 2 GB cards from play.com for about £3 each. It seems a little steep now considering you can get an 8 GB card from play.com or Amazon for £6.99 but this was about 3 years ago so the 2 GB ones are probably even cheaper now.
The cards arrived and fitted my camera perfectly. They looked exactly as they do in the picture - not really too sure how descriptive I can be over something so small and basic! They also came with a protective clear plastic case which was invaluable as far as I am concerned.
I found the cards would hold about 800 pictures on the camera's highest quality setting. The camera I have is 12 megapixels so I guess with more modern camera's which take photos in a much higher resolution, you would probably want to invest in a larger size.
These cards were dragged across the West Coast of America and Europe, dropped, lost in my backpack for days, survived deserts with soaring temperatures and freezing conditions in the Alps and still work absolutely perfectly. I would thoroughly recommend Sandisk memory cards.
When I got a digital camera around the time of my sons birth it was clear that extra memory was going to be required as we could store around five photos on the camera before it would take no more and I knew that when my son arrived I would want to be taking hundreds of photos so I had lasting memories of those baby days. I left the decision down to my then husband who knew a lot more than me about these kinds of things and he opted to buy the SanDisk 2gb sd card.
The card came packaged in a secure plastic packaging which is pretty much impossible to break open! After trying to rip it open I ended up going getting some scissors and cutting open the packaging that way. Inside the packaging it is pretty much just the small sd card and a few details about the product. We are told that the product can be used for digital cameras, camcorders, mp3 players and smart phones.
The sd card itself is around the size of a stamp and weighs very little indeed. It is made of a blue plastic and on the front it has the Sandisk logo as well as telling us that the card holds 2GB of data. On the reverse of the card you can see there are some gold bars which I guess is what connects to whatever you wish to use the card in. For us this was our camera as I mentioned and it was very easy to use with the camera. I simply needed to insert the card into the slot provided in our canon camera and the card was good to go.
I have no idea how much 2GB of data actually is but I know I literally took hundreds of photos on our camera and it could hold those. Occasionally I would have to back up the photos on to my computer to free up space but I have to say I was very impressed with the amount of photos I could store with this memory card.
Transferring photographs from the card to my computer was so easy and all I had to do was take the card out of the camera by pushing it to eject it and then I could insert it in to the SD card reader in my computer. The information box would come up asking did I want to open the folder to view files and it was literally a case of just copying and pasting the photographs that I wanted from the memory card file in to a folder on my desktop.
The card lasted me for around four years which I have to say is excellent going and the only reason I had to buy a new one was because on the side of the card there is a little switch which you can use to lock the memory card should you wish to protect the things on it. Somehow this managed to lock inside my camera and the switch came off inside the next time that I removed the memory card meaning that my photographs were now locked on there and whilst they were still able to be backed up on my computer I was not able to take any more photographs on my camera using the memory card which is a shame as I feel it was an excellent card. Still I cannot really complain as I got a lot of use out of the card.
You can pick up these 2GB cards on amazon for just £3.95 and this includes free shipping so I would say it is money well spent. Of course you can always opt for a card with bigger memory but for me this card was just great.
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When you are getting new items such as cameras and mobile phones most of the time you need a memory card and this was the same when I got my recent camcorder.
The camcorder came with some internal memory but overall it offered little with around 256MB internal memory to give me very little to work with. It needed a SD card which is 2GB and the reason for the size is because this would work best for it.
I got this camcorder offline on an auction website and the first company as always with the SD cards was Sandisk. The actual colour is pretty good I get so fed up of the boring black memory cards so this was quite a nice change to see the blue. On the front is a sticker with the SD card wrote down so you do not forget.
After inserting the card which sort of clicked into place I waited to see what I could use on it in terms of video footage. I recorded a 10 minute film which was 450MB and I was worried. I never assumed this would save that well on the memory card or not.
On the actual memory card I inserted this into my computer and the movie played really well. I was thinking how many pictures it might save and again this does depend on what sort of pictures you take. Using the more sophisticated cameras is going to result in bigger picture sizes.
The actual memory card is useful because although the memory is not the most you will ever see there is plenty to enjoy. You can use this for pictures, videos or even saving files for work purposes. There is many ways to extract the information back onto a computer or via another item.
Using this memory card was simple and it is quite robust. There is great strength in this plastic and I was even at one point standing on it due to it falling out. I managed not to damage it in anyway at all so it showed how good it was. However any damage to the back is going to be a problem.
There is a section at the top which controls what goes on and off the actually memory card so if you damage this you risk losing your files. I have never had files go missing or problems in regard to items not saving.
Overall I think this is a decent memory card which was priced at just £4 online recently
I have digital SLR camera which you need to use an SD memory card with in order to store your photos. When I bought the camera well over a year ago, I badgered the sales assistant in the shop to throw in some extras, and along with an extra strap, I asked him for a memory card. The one he chucked in to sweeten the deal was a 2GB Sandisk SD card. He'd have probably given me a 1 GB one if they hadn't been out of those already.
As I got mine thrown in with my camera, I didn't have to pay for my 2GB card, but they are currently selling for just £4 on Amazon, which is a great deal I think considering the amount of memory this gives, and the store I got mine from had the card priced considerably higher than that.
How many photos this stores depends on the quality and size settings of your photos - I can adjust on my camera whether I want to shoot in Small, Medium, Large, normal quality or fine quality, or RAW format, which takes the most room up. The larger and higher quality the images, the less you will be able to fit on this SD card.
Usually, moving between Medium Fine and Large Normal settings in terms of image size, I can usually fit between 800-1000 photos on a card. For me and my usage, this is plenty of storage, and I don't really need any more! In addition to photos, the SD card is good for storing video clips on, although I find play back is a little slower when using this card for video as opposed to photos.
I find that viewing photos on the memory card on the screen on my camera is fairly quick, and there's no delay when scrolling through the images - the card brings them up quickly and accessing the files on this memory card is simple.
To get the images off the card you have to use a memory card reader, or the SD card reader slot on your PC if it has one. My PC has multiple slots for things like this so I just pop the card into that when I want to transfer the images to my PC, usually to burn to disc or upload online.
The card is quite small being only around an inch in height and just a few millimetres in depth, and so I keep mine in a white little SD card case when it's not in my camera for any reason. The design is nothing special really, but the blue is a nice colour and the large print of "2 GB" is easy to spot so you don't mix it up with any other size of memory card by the same Sandisk brand.
I've had my 2 GB Sandisk SD card for over a year and have had no problems with it at all. If you take good care of it, and are careful not to scratch the gold contacts on the back (the technical part of the card) then it's a reliable and durable little device that works well. Being standard SD size means it could also be used in other devices with an SD memory slot, so this is not just limited to use in cameras, although that's what I use mine for.
After buying my digital camera (the Canon review), I needed some extra storage. I was going on holiday and so didnt want to rely on just the built in memory and the 1gb card that came with it. I have always trusted Sandisk previously and the cost of the 2gb SD card was ridiculously inexpensive. for less than £5 delivered they are a must for anyone looking for an SD card to store images on from a compatible digital camera.
SD is a common format which is used in a wide range of PDA's, digital cameras and mp3 players. You can store video files, mp3 files, jpg and txt files on them and they are very light and compact. Most laptops come with built in multi-use ports to read these cards. If my camera is set at 6 mega pixels it can store 640 pictures! My card is blue, and it has a label on it with the memory capacity and other informative wording. There is also a 'lock' on the side of the card that you can use to make sure you dont accidently delete data.
The card spends most of its life in the digital camera, as I usually just plug my camera into the laptop to transfer data. Although this isnt the kind of product to get too excited about, it is quite an important cog in the whole process of taking digital images and transferring them to print out or upload them to your computer. This Sandisk product comes highly recommended by myself.
If you are a digital camera user you will know that there is very limited memory on them (if any at all) and you will require a memory card. I have always used the Sandisk brand of memory card and never had a problem with them. When I actually first started my search of memory cards, I hadn't heard of Sandisk as a brand but it was very cheap compared to some of the memory cards and I didn't think I had much to lose when ordering it from play.com.
An SD memory card can be used in a number of electical products which require the use of one - digital cameras, mobile phones, digital music players, Sat Navigation systems, video cameras, Wii...the list is endless. I would recommend you double check the sort of memoru card your equipment does require though as there are different types of memory card and SD is just one of them. If you buy the incorrect memory card then it simply will not work.
This particular memory card is a Sandisk 2.0GB SD memory card. The memory card is a typical Sandisk one in terms of the way it looks. it is very small - no bigger than a postage stamp with the red Sandisk logo on the top and then a blue background with the actual plastic of the memory card being blue as well. It also contains a little function to stop yourself from deleting your photos (or whatever it is you have put on to the card) . To prevent this there is a little slide which acts as a lock on your photos and protects them from being deleted. You simply just slide it along and when you do want to delete your photos you just slide it back again.
I know some people who use memory cards for saving video files on but I only use mone for saving photos on. I have found that the memory card used with my camera can save up to 750 photos. I also have the 4GB one which can save double that amount. I find the amount of photos these memory cards are capable of saving truely fantastic. Not only do I think it is really clever but it is also very convenient. You could easily take the 2GB memory card on holiday with you and have more than enough memory space for photos for your entire holiday.
I absolutely love the fact that with a memory card you are able to see the photographs you have taken. I am only 25 but I can still remember when taking photos meant you would have to wait until they were developed to see if they were any good or not!
This memory card can be picked up really cheaply now - it will only set you back around £2-3. It is definately worth a look on eBay too.
A great little product.
There are thousands of memory storage devices out on the market today, choose a consumer has a wide choice when choosing which one to buy. I have come to find that the Sandisk brand is the most used by people, and there has to be a reason for that. It is simple. It is so popular because it is the best. When you go out and buy a Sandisk memory card, you have a variety of sizes to choose from. I recently bought the 2 GB memory card to use in my mobile, and have had it for a couple of months now. As of yet, I have not ran out of space on the card, and I am an avid photo taken, and love having music on my phone.
This memory card is quite small, so you need to be careful not to brake it, but the advantage of it being so small is that it will fit and is compatible with numerous electronics, mobile phones, and digital cameras to name just a few. These days, many mobiles when bought new don't come with a lot of memory and therefore buying something like Sandisk, especially the 2 GB, is a great solution to that lack of memory storage.
I would definitely suggest that you go and buy this memory card, especially if you are looking for one that has a large capacity. You really don't need to buy a 120 GB memory card for phone when, lets face it, there is no way you are going to use that memory, so this item in particular is perfect.
As a design student and keen photographer, I use my digital camera almost on a daily basis. As my Canon Ixus camera doesn't come with internal memory, I needed to buy an SD memory card for it so I could take pictures/record footage. I'm not sure how I came across SanDisk, however they are very widely available in Jessops and Curry's store, and I also bought one of these cards from Amazon as I found it was much cheaper than in the retail stores.
I think it really does depend on what camera you have as to how many photos this card is capable of storing. Typically, depending on what setting I use I can get about 900 photo's from my digital camera. I have also used this SD card for filming, particularly at gigs and it's held all the detail really well.
It is fairly simple to transfer documents onto your PC from this SD card, as you can either use a card reader or place the SD card into the slot on your PC and drag over the files you want. This is a method I use quite often, and I would also recommend to "Safely remove hardware" before removing the card from the slot as they can get damaged if you don't, as you may already know.
This next point could just be down to my pc, but I have found if I try opening photo's or playing back video footage off the SD card by clicking the file to play rather than transferring the file first, it is rather slow and jumpy and so not effective for looking through photo's unless you actually transfer the files.
As I am someone who looses things easily, I appreciate the fairly bright blue design of this card with the red strip. It may sound like an unimportant factor, but as these cards are so small they are quite easy to loose or misplace, so having them this colour means I can easily find them when I need them.
Although 2GB isn't the maximum capacity of SanDisk SD cards (as I think they now go up to 8GB), not all digital cameras/computers take such a high capacity, as when I tried to use my 4GB card, my computer had a bit of a hard drive meltdown, so I can only use the 2GB ones with this particular PC.
There are other uses for this card besides digital cameras, for example this card fits into my Alba MP3 player meaning I can store many more songs than just with internal memory alone. With all file types I have stored on it, they have never become corrupt or have "disappeared", so all in all I would say this is a very reliable accessory for any camera or other appliance which takes SD cards.
On a final note, I would recommend getting something sensible to store these cards in (I have seen specialist plastic boxes for SD cards), as they are quite delicate and if they get dust on the gold chip or get dropped etc, it may compromise the quality and performance of this card. I do own several of these 2GB SanDisk cards and a few of the higher capacity ones, so I would definitely recommend them as they are reliable and long lasting.
I have used this card (in fact I have 5 of them) for quite a number of years now, for several digital cameras I have owned. I hadn't actually heard of Sandsik when I started using them, but the card was cheap, and an SD card was just that - so I guessed things couldn't go too far wrong!!
Well the answer is they can. But on the one occasion that it did go wrong it wasn't the fault of Sandisk, it was mine. I remove the card whilst my camera was switched on. A big No No. The card then faulted, and all my photos are lost on the card. Try as I may using recovery software, they appear to be lost for ever.
The SD memory card is a flash memory card, which can be used in a variety of digital products. You can store info direct from your pc or use it with many digital music players, cellular phones, handheld PCs, digital cameras/recorders, Sat Nav's and electronic books to name but a few. But please check before buying that the hardware you are using is compatible with the card.
The card itself is blue in colour and has a slide, which means that you can protect your photos, against being deleted in error. If you use a recorder, expect to get about 4 hours on there, which is a huge amount for such a small card.
Most of you however will be using it for images.If your camera is 5MP expect to save about 1,200 1.4mb photos. The more expensive 12MP cameras will be able to take about 500, 3mb photos, which is no mean feat. The fact that these cards can save so much data is really quite amazing.
When I first bought this card they used to cost a fortune. I remember in the very early days even a 512mb card would cost me upwards of £25. Now for this size if you shop around, you can pick one up for about £1 to £2. This represents superb value for money, and is great to keep back ups of photos.
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I own several of Sandisk's 2GB cards and a 1GB card by them, most of these I have had since I got my camera back in 2007. Back when I bought them 2GB was considered to be quite high capacity, but now it is quite hard to find cards this small.
Reliability is the key issue when it comes to memory cards - in the 3 years that I have owned these cards I haven't had a single one fail on me. I regularly take my cards out of my camera and put them into my laptop to upload and I had heard that this can make them more likely to fail and that it is better to upload via cable straight from camera, but I can't say that I have found this to be true.
On the issue of reliability, I personally recommend buying cards of 2GB because if one does happen to fail you hopefully won't have lost too many images (my Nikon D80 can fit about 250 photos on this card) vs what you would lose if you were to be shooting with an 8, 16 or higher GB card.
This sandisk is not a fast card, that means that the recycling time before you can shoot another image can be a couple of seconds if you are shooting large RAW images, so if you're a professional sports shooter this wouldn't be an appropriate card to use, but for most other purposes it is fine.
On the side of the card is a little lock switch - you can use this to prevent photos from the card being wiped and shot over which can be very useful.
Price wise these have gone down alot since I bought them due to the higher capacity cards that are now available - they are currently (June 2010) available on amazon for less than £5 each.
Overall I would recommend this card to the everyday shooter and the professional who doesn't need fast recycling times.
San Disk are one of the most popular brands of memory cards nowadays and the 2.0GB cards can now be purchased for less than £1 through places like Amazon, a big difference to the price they used to be when they first came out a few years ago. With San Disk, you know you;re getting a quality product and I can honestly say that I have never had any issues with their cards, whatever size I've used.
I tend to use the 2.0GB cards in either my Panasonic Lumix digital camera or my digital camcorder. I've generally been able to store around 300 images on the camera and I would recommend that this is waht you use them for. In using it with the camcorder, when filming in high definition, the card quickly reaches capacity and you're reaching for a replacement. Generally now, I keep the smaller cards for the camera and use larger memory cards for video.
Either way, as a cheap, reliable memory card, you can't really beat the San Disk 2.0GB in my opinion.
Sandisk SD cards. Well first of all I'm amazed at just how cheap these things are nower days. I paid only £1.50 for my 2 gigabite card and only £4.50 for my 8 gigabite card. Ever since buying my latest camera and getting a free Sandisk 1 gigabite SD card with it I have never even considered buying any other. They work perfectly in all applications I have come across. I generally use the 8 gig version with my camera but also use this 2 gig one when I need to seperate groups of photos for any reason. So as you can imagine for me such an avid photographer these cards get swapped around up to 5 or 6 times a day sometimes. I would have expected with this much use they would have developed a problem by now after 6 months of this sort of abuse, but no. They just keep on going, storing and transferring picture files relentlessly between my camera and PC.
Not once have I had any issues regarding corrupt data or damaged cards despite possibly over using them beyond there intended purpose. They truly are like little soldiers of the data storage world, Amazing.
Now one thing to bear in mind when choosing a Sandisk or any other SD card is that in many card readers and some other devices, they tend to struggle above 2 gigabites and often will refuse to read them at all. So with that in mind this particular card is my most strongly recommended for almost all potential buyers.