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Currently under way of changing what's on my memory card I thought I'd share a little bit about the card that cost £22.99 about 5 months ago (my first wage was spent towards this). Having been stuck using a 1 GB one since the previous Christmas I knew I needed more memory, especially when this phone I have uses up so much memory per photo (seemingly up to 1.47 MB for a standard 5 MP photo). I also like my music and as I'm not a fan of carrying around multiple things (I'm accident prone) using my phone as an MP3 player was a must, sadly with 1GB you could fit around 250 songs on it with the pictures I had.
So I wanted bigger, more songs, more photos more reserve space, the phones in built memory is rather paltry (around 125MB or around 40 songs) and the 1GB card wasn't going to be enough. With 2GB ones costing around £17 at the time the value buy was this 4GB Sandisk card which slides nice into place in the back of the C902. Now M2 memory cards are (as far as I'm aware) only for Sony devices, most notably the mobile phones of recent years, so if your a fan of Nokia or Samsung or LG you're highly recommended not to waste your money on something that isn't compatible with your device.
So for saving photos you whack it in the phone, select it (if it's not automatically done) and snap away, mine currently has 91 taken with the phone it's self (including one of me looking rather sexy in a pink bra) and 150 others that people have sent me. Now your think that's not very good if it's only holding 240 or so pictures, well what you've got to remember is I'm a music fan. The memory card currently holds just shy of 1000 songs, now taking an average of 3.5 mins a song that means the card currently has nearly 2 and a half days of music on there. Excessive? Maybe but it explains the lack of photos.
The memory card can either be connected to a PC via a cable that connects the phone to the PC and allows you access to the phones in built memory as well as that of the card. Or via a USB adapter, I don't know where you get these from, I got one in the box with an old K800i and hadn't used it until recently (after my cables had vanished at the hands of my brother). So using the adapter the card slides in easily, you connect the adapter to a USB port and have access to the card via windows explorer with all the usual functions. Drag and drop, delete, copy, paste, rename all the things your used, to take things from one source and put them on to another, or vice verse.
Any problems? Well no, the only ones I can think of is when 4GB isn't enough and an 8GB one is needed somewhere down the line, for now 4GB is fine, it holds enough music and photos, it allows quick and easy deletion of files, and has allowed my phone memory to have over 14000 texts (I'm trying to find the maximum) on it. The memory card may be seen as slightly less reliable than the official Sony one, but that's likely more down to the fact it's half the price of the official one. So far I've had no problems at all and it's worked a charm to keeping my stuff secure.
For those curious and sick folk out there here's the picture of me in a bra...admit it boys and girls, you love it:
Used for: Storing data, use with mobile phones
Size: 4GB (Gigabytes) = 4000MB (Megabytes)
Co-Developed by: SanDisk and Sony
I tend to use this piece of hardware to store data and my wife uses it with her Sony Ericsson mobile phone (W590I). The card works great with her mobile phone and allows you to store MP3s and can play back without any issues.
EASE OF USE
Using the M2 is very easy to use and all you need to do is plug it into the end of the PRO Duo memory stick and then use a PC to copy data to the M2. Then unplug from the DUO stick and plug into your supported mobile phone or any other handheld device.
The reading speed is set at 10MB/S (Megabytes per second) and writes 3MB/S. For example it took me around a minute to upload 15 MP3's to the mobile phone.
This is not that specific although anything that states that it supports the M2 storage facility will allow you to use this memory stick. Most new multimedia mobile phone should support M2 storage.
Also you will be able to insert this memory stick into digital cameras and hand held games consoles like Nintendo DS.
WHAT CAN I STORE?
You are able to store all types of multimedia including music, videos and pictures. I was able to store up to 1000 MP3s or 10,000 high quality photographs. It does also say int he manual that users can store up to 20 hours of compressed video.
HOW TO STORE DATA
I use the M2 adaptor which is the size of a USB memory stick (PRO DUO) and allows you to transfer data externally which also comes with an eject capability so no data is lost unexpectedly.
THE FUTURE OF M2 PRODUCTS
This type of product is most likely to expand as time goes on and also as more people start using mobile technology for every day tasks.
This device is a must for anyone who loves gadgets and technology. Personally after using it I can say that I would be lost without this dinky memory stick and helps me transfer data day by day in the type of work I do.
The PRO Duo Adapter comes along with the M2 device and enables you to plug it into a USB port on your Desktop PC and transfer data easily.
MY RATING: 5/5
Since I have a Sony Ericsson K810i, which I use to take a shed load of pictures, I kept filling all my previous memory cards. Having ordered one of these little things online I saw it come through my letterbox very quickly and was even more surprised that so much storage could actually fit on this little card.
The memory card is so compact, goes perfectly with the phone and has enough memory for me to take all of the pictures my heart desires and the ability to use my phone as both storage for pictures and music. This card lets me use my phone as a media centre. Being so compact it fits easily into devices that take it and turns it into so much more than it previously was.
In addiction this would probably be a useful item for anyone owning or thinking of owning the Sony Ericsson C902 (5mp) or the C905 (whopping 8mp - coming out later this year) - as the additional quality will take up more space on the memory card - so you might need this little baby. My phone button stopped working before I could fill this card up.
Recently a new type of memory card came out, it is called M2. M2 means memory stick micro and this type of memory card is specifically for use in devices such as mobile phones. However one of the first problems this type of card will encounter is that it can only be used in sony ericsson phones currently.
The M2 memory card is very small and it is only about the size of a fingernail so you can release just how small this little memory card is. It weighs only a couple of grams at the most. With the memory card being so small it is something that would be very easy to lose because you cannot feel it in your pocket. Although it's very small and extremely light the M2 is well made for it's size and is perfect for small mobile devices.
On the M2 you can store all sorts of different file types and on mine I like to store music and pictures as well as other things like videos and games as well as different themes for my mobile phone.The one thing I find with the M2 is that because it is hidden away in my phone I never forget it or lose it because I can just leave it in my phone. The 4gb card is excellent due to the high storage capacity and it allows me to have lots and lots of pictures as well as several 100's of songs and also a lot of other things. Due to the fact that I bought a 4gb M2 memory card I haven't bothered buying a seperate mp3 player because the there is no need thanks this great little storage device.
If I had to have one moan about this type of card it would be that the M2 can be a little slow sometimes especially when the card is full up. Although this can be a little annoying it never usually takes the card more than five seconds to fire up so it really isn't a big problem.
You can get the M2 in several different sizes, it comes as 512mb, 1gb, 2gb and also recently sandisk started making 4gb M2 cards. The cards are also very good value as a 2gb card costs around £15 and a 4gb card costs around £30 which is a similar price to what other formats of storage card cost.
So the cost is good, it provides extra storage for your multi media on your phone and it is relatively cheap so I would have to give the M2 card a 4/5 for how good it is.