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Sandisk 4 GB Class 2 SDHC
Member Name: cocolgooh
Sandisk 4 GB Class 2 SDHC
Advantages: Good price, easy to use
Disadvantages: Personally I would prefer a larger one
As a photography mad college student that tends to spend more time taking photographs than on things that I really should be doing such as coursework, I've found that I've needed quite a few memory cards over the years to store the photos I take on. This was just one of the many that I've acquired over the time I've had digital cameras for and I recently found it up so I thought I'd do a review on this one in particular.
I bought it about a year ago from a digital camera shop inside Asda in the Birchwood Centre in Ashton Under Lyne in Manchester for £9.97. I bought it because my old one was full and it was a nice day for taking photographs. It wasn't necessarily that I had to buy it, it was more of an impulse buy than anything else. I know that the same one is now available in Tesco for £7.74 though and I'm fairly sure you could get them for even less than that if you bought them online on eBay or Amazon. These memory cards are the ones most commonly used in digital cameras so they should be fairly easy to get hold of, I would think.
The colours that were available when I bought my one were just blue and black but this may have changed since I bought mine. I bought a blue one because my old one was black and I wanted to distinguish between them easily without having to read the card if I needed to quickly get the memory card into the camera for a photograph.
The shape and size of this piece is pretty much the same size as a stamp which makes it pretty easy to lose but then I suppose if you have somewhere to keep it, as I now have having bought a memory card holder from eBay for 1p (it really was a bargain - I half expected it not to ever turn up but I thought for 1p I'd try it and it actually arrived!) I now don't have to worry so much about the possibility of losing it as often as I used to. If you get one of these memory cards, I would definitely recommend that you get a holder as well because they're definitely very useful if you're always losing small things!
Another bonus point is that there is a 'lock' feature on it where you can choose to prevent the memory card from being wiped. One of my old ones didn't have this feature and you'd be surprised how many times I caught it and ended up losing the photos I'd taken. I think this is a really good feature on this one because it prevents data loss.
As for the amount this memory card can hold, when mine is empty it can hold the following amounts of photographs:
2M HD - 12873 photographs
3M - 7723 photographs
5M - 5941 photographs
7M HD - 4543 photographs
8M - 3861 photographs
10M - 3217 photographs
12M - 2757 photographs
14M - 2573 photographs
As you can see, this holds a lot of photographs so I think this is a very good memory card and a good amount of GB to have on a memory card as well because it can hold a lot of photographs so if you're away for a while and can't get access to a computer to get the images off it doesn't matter too much. On average, I will probably take around 100 images a day so this would last me for 40 days on average of taking photographs without emptying the memory card. I think that this is a very reasonable amount of space. A larger one would probably be more useful to me in a way but then it's all a matter of how often you use it.
When it comes to taking the images off of the memory card, I find that the easiest way of doing this is to copy the images into a folder already on the computer and then delete the images from the memory card. My computer is a windows 7 computer and it has no problems with loading on this computer. My old vista computer had no problems with it either which I think is a good thing because both of these are known to have problems with loading storage devices.
Overall, I have to say that this is a very good memory card because it has a decent amount of space on it and is easy to transfer data to and from. I also think that the price is good, averaging at £2 per GB which is very good in my opinion given how long you can use them for and how the space never really gets completely filled up because you can just delete something.
Summary: Great device for storage
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