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SD Cards are much more discreet than USB sticks, since they are smaller, lighter and can be placed anywhere in your clothing without a huge bulge appearing. Perfect then for MI6 Operatives, but I just use it for moving photo's and documents...
The reason I bought this was to make use of the SD slot in my MacBook Pro, otherwise what's the point of the slot? It slots in perfectly with a little bit sticking out the end. It connects with Mac OSX instantly and appears in finder at the bottom of the list. You can also see this card in Disk Utility although I dare not touch any settings in here!
The plastic is quite thick and cannot be bent. It is really well built and mine hasn't cracked or chipped. The backside of this thing is just the same with more blue plastic and golden metal strips where your computer reads the card.
The sticker is stuck on very well and takes some serious picking to lift the corners off and it's very difficult to get the sticker of by hand.
There is a lock function which turns this into a read and write only card but I have yet to find a use for this, for personal purposes this is an irrelevant feature for me but I suppose if you leave this plugged in and someone else uses the computer then you know they won't be able to edit it's contents, until they pull it out and unlock it. For kids though, this might be a useful feature since they don't know what to do with it (or even what it is).
It is quite a fast little card, it loads almost instantly on Mac OSX Lion 10.7.5 and can begin transferring files immediately. It will moan and groan if you pull it out without ejecting it. MP3 files can transfer in seconds, and I have transferred 10 HD photo's in less than 10 seconds so excellent transfer speeds.
I have found this quite a reliable card too, I've never had any corrupt data, all my files have remained intact and it's never broken a file or had an error.
Overall this is a fantastic little thing to have, especially if you happen to be a spy sneaking data out of North Korea on a secret mission. Otherwise, a great device for moving photo's to and from different computers. The latter of which is probably the more likely use i suspect. Highly recommended.
The Sandisk 8GB Sdhc (Stands for Secure Digital High Capacity) is a great memory card for use in most appliances that i have come across, it just depends on how old the equipment that your using is, for example i have tried this card in my both my cameras, laptop and several video cameras. However my Hp printer wont read it, it is slightly older than my other equipment. The reason is only newish equipment can cope with the size of the card and older equipment cant read High Capacity cards.
The Card itself is plug and play and will generally pop up straight away on your computer, the card is a little larger than a ordinary postal stamp and is very lightweight and small for packing away safe into storage pouches etc.
The Card being high capacity can fit roughly 2288 pictures at 10mp resolution. If you would like to find out exactly how many pictures can be taken have a look at the sandisk website.
This card would be enough if going on a trip using your camera or filling up with songs for a weekend away, if you require a bigger capacity memory card sandisk also make a 16GB and 32Gb version.
Overall as far as memory cards go, i found this to be one of the better quality ones, it is also secure and large enough for all of my needs.
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I have used this SD HC card in my digital camera, my desktop computer, my asus net book, and in my printer. All of these picked it up completely plug and play, no issues what so ever.
One thing to remember is that it is a SD HC card. The HC part is a newer version, some cameras and computers will not accept these cards if they are slightly old, so check before you buy. If yours can accept it, you will benefit from faster transfer times and larger cheaper storage capacity.
It has a little lock tab on the side which is useful if you want to use the card for backing things up, and mine came with a little plastic case to protect it, which is useful if you have more than 1 card.
This card does exactly what it says and is extremely cheap and good value for money. Buying from sandisk also ensures you are getting a quality product, as it is from a long respected and proven brand. 8 gig is enough for every application apart from HD film.