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      16.04.2012 16:15
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      Light and Compact, data on the go..

      Sandisk is one of the worlds largest provider of Flash style memory solutions for use with Digital Cameras, Smartphones, and of course Laptops and PC's.

      Flash Memory is one of the easiest ways of transferring files between devices, whether it be taking photographs from your digital camera and then transferring them to your PC for sharing or editing, or even if its just to copy your latest music collection on to your new smartphone!

      In today's day and age you will find that almost all new gadgets will require or have the availability to accept external memory. The Sandisk 1.0GB SD card is one of the earlier models of Memory Cards produced by Sandisk which has now been adapted with the new "MicroSD" design which slots within the standard SD adapter and is available for just £2.99 from Amazon.

      The SD card design itself is just a simple chip which easily pushes in and out of SD slots, as soon as the magentic points make contact the card becomes available within the device, it is easy to add, remove and playback files from the device. There is also a slider lock found on the original cards but not on the Micro design.

      In terms of overall function the Sandisk SD card really serves its purpose, it will always function as and when you need it to.. Data can be transferred to a Laptop/PC to create more space or additional cards with higher volume can be purchased online with storages spaces now upto 128GB within the same range.

      So for whatever reason you may need an SD card solution I would very much recommend choosing Sandisk!
      Thanks for reading.

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      06.09.2011 18:29
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      A small but reliable memory card, cheap and good for anyone starting out in digital photography.

      Memory cards develop so fast, back when I got my sandisk SD memory card it was brilliant. On my little 4MP camera I could get near 1000 photos. However with the progression of technology I can now only get around 300 to fit on it with my more deluxe camera. Still ample for a day out but if I was going abroad or on a long holiday it would not be so sufficent. While it may be a vast improvement from the cameras of old this just is not adequate enough for someone who loves taking pictures or those that do not have regular access to a computer.

      If you have a passion for video recording, this SD card is also probably to small for you, as videos take up a lot more space than your standard photographs.

      Back when I purchased mine it was around £8, now for one pound more you can get one that is 8GB of the same brand.

      As with most SD cards they are fairly easy and straight forward to use. While it is small and I always fear I am going to lose it, it is not as small as some brands of SD cards. At least if I am changing cards and I drop this one in the grass or somthing I will be able to quickly see it, unlike the micro SD cards that come with some compact cameras or newer phones. The deep blue colour also helps to distinguish it from what may be surrounding it.

      The card itself just pops into your PC or camera with ease and unless you have a dated computer, it should instantly identify it and allow you to access it. Even after using my card for a few years it still has not got any signs of wear or tear. There is a little nick in the side where I dropped it in a car park once, but it survived with no interior damage.

      I have been talking about the use in cameras a lot but they can also be used in a large variety of products nowadays. You can get electronic photo frames, in which you put your card and it does a slide show of all of your pictures. Mobile phones often use them and most smart phones for storing any information. The new 3DS and the Wii can also use them for transporting data and game saves between consoles.

      Overall having an SD card, even one of this size is very preferable, it saves time and effort much like a pen drive but an SD card is more discreet, hidden within the technology itself and not jutting out of the side. On this SD card there is also a write protect feature that you do not get on most pen drives, that stops you accidentally deleting what is on the card, which can be a life saver at times, especially if you have filled the card and are just waiting to offload the pictures when you get home.

      The only thing that I dislike about this product apart from its small size is the nail bitingly frustrating packaging that it comes in. It is completely encased within a plastic case that is impossible to open without scissors. Even when you have scissors in hand be careful because the scissors grip is likely to slide and the cut open packaging is razor sharp.

      There are various brands of SD cards but Sandisk are without a doubt a reliable manufacture. If you are not happy with the size they come in many variations all the way up to 64GB, which is quite frankly a little obscene just for a camera card and can store more than my first desktop computer.

      This Sandisk 1GB card is worth the purchase if you are starting out and at around £2 - £3 you really cannot complain, it does its job well and is extreemly robust and reliable.

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        06.09.2011 17:16
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        A great buy!

        I bought my Sandisk memory card about five years ago now, to store photographs on my digital camera.

        The card is very small and it comes in a small plastic compartment which protects it from damage,

        I have used it in three separate digital cameras so far - and it has not caused me any problems.

        Typically I manage to store about 500 good quality snaps on my card and at this point I always transfer them over to my laptop and wipe the disk clean. Some may argue that a card that hold 500 photographs is not enough to suit their needs, but personally I think it's the ideal amount. If the card held more photographs I would probably never get around to backing them up on the computer!

        The Sandisk memory card fits into most laptops and you can also download photographs from the card via your camera. It is very simple to do this - I am a technophobe and I manage it no problem - you just connect your camera to your computer up using your camera lead and the laptop automatically prompts you to save your photographs.

        I always store my card within my digital camera though, because otherwise I'd probably lose it - as it is such a small piece of kit! But I have handled it on numerous occasions, to transfer it between cameras, and I am yet to damage it.

        This memory card has been perfect for my needs and I highly recommend it to others.

        I paid about £20 for it when I bought it, but it's tumbled down in price and will now only set you back £2.75. I think this is a real bargain and if you're in the market to buy a new memory card I think you should buy it quick smart!

        Five stars!

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        15.03.2011 19:44
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        A very useful product

        I got one of these SD cards for free when I purchased a new digital camera. I haggled with the salesman in the shop and he agreed to throw in a 1GB Sandisk SD card for free. This was well over a year ago now, and my SD card has been regularly used during that time.

        As well as using the card in my camera to store photographs, this card also fits in my laptop! This has proved extremely useful as it makes transferring pictures to my laptop to upload to Facebook etc. very simple indeed. I have also used this card a couple of times to transfer documents that I have been working on at home to the computer in my office.

        That the card is so small is both a great advantage, and also a potential problem. It is very easy to slip the card into my wallet or shirt pocket to transport it, making transferring documents and pictures convenient. I do worry about losing the card though, as it is small enough to misplace if you are careless. (as I am!)

        Despite being regularly used, abused and transported I have never had a problem with any corrupted files, so this seems to be a good, reliable, product.

        When I first got this card I thought I would only use it in my camera, and that 1GB would be big enough for my needs. Now I have an appreciation of just how useful SD cards are, I will be buying one or two more in the future, and in bigger sizes. This Sandisk card has never let me down, so I will have no hesitation in buying Sandisk in the future.

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          04.08.2010 11:55
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          Great for your holiday snaps or a variety of other uses.

          The sandisk SD (secure digital) memory cards are a prefect example of how technology has evolved in such a short space of time. The main thing I have used them for is as expanded camera memory e.g. recently being away I took close to 500 photos (12MP) and it came to just under 1.0GB, a far cry from the film cameras that limited you to 32 photos per film.

          The cards are extremely easy to use and whilst compact they are a decent size, unlike the micro SD cards used in some phones, which I think could easily get lost. Their blue colour also helps them to stand out. I got a 1GB card because for a week away taking lots of photos I judged it would probably be enough, and it just covered me. However, bear in mind more mega-pixels=larger files=less photos. Also videos tend to take up a lot of space, so 1GB may not be enough space for video recording. They are also found in mobiles, hand held computers and portable games consoles amongst other things. Many modern computers also now have a port where you can plug these cards in directly to your PC/ laptop. Much easier than plugging in your camera, etc.

          The product itself is very easy to use. Generally they can just literally 'drop in' to most cameras/ camcorders and don't need any setting up. Also because of their hard plastic outer shell it's hard to imagine one getting broken by accident - they seem very robust. The label on the cards is also good quality and doesn't seem to fade, peel or fall of the card, even after much repeated use.

          There's a write protect feature on the card (where you can see lock on the picture), where there's a little tab which stops you from writing to or editing what's on the card. This could stop accidental deletions, which I reckon must cause a headache for people this happens to.

          Once plugged in to a computer, I've found data access to be pretty fast. The card is registered almost immediately and you can see files straight away, even large photos load up pretty quickly, so you're not kept waiting.

          Overall, I find these to be a great mobile storage utility - lots of space, easy to use, light weight. If you don't think 1GB would be enough space for you then they come in much larger memory sizes - 2, 4,8,16 and 32GB.

          My only gripe would be with the packaging - whilst you want to make sure it can't be stolen easily, once you have bought it it's not that easy to open, being encased in very stiff cardboard with a plastic face for you to see the card. I had to use scissors to cut into the packaging.

          Sandisk isn't the only brand which does these cards either and I think some of the other brands are a bit cheaper, but I've only ever used the Sandisk SD cards and always found them to be very reliable.

          One final bit of advice - I got mine from Argos and it was non refundable unless damaged. Not sure if it would be the same in other shops - but make sure you have the correct memory size of card before you buy.

          The card is currently retailing on Amazon for £8.95.

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          04.07.2010 21:10
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          5 out of 5 dooyoo stars!

          When I found out I was going to be going to the States for the year I knew I was going to be taking lots of photos as I'd never been to the country before. On it's own my camera could only hold around thirty eight photos so I knew I'd have to invest in a memory card and saw this at WHSmith and as it was the right price at 8.99 I decided to take a gamble and the gamble paid off!

          The Packaging:
          The packaging is that usual hard plastic stuff that you can't open without scissors, so it's not great if you need it then or there (unless you happen to have a pair of nail clippers and a whole lot of willpower on you!) Even after cutting through the packaging with kitchen scissors it's still difficult to get into. So after some more battling my card was finally free of the packaging and I was happy to see the back of it! The only downside was though, that because of this onslaught the packaging was beyond damaged to take back to the store in case I changed my mind.

          Thankfully I didn't, as soon as I slotted the card into my camera I was amazed.

          I had gone from having a camera that could only hold thirty eight photos to over ten thousand! This made me instantly happy as I knew not even I could take ten thousand photos over a year period!

          Using the card:
          As the card can be easily inserted into the camera it can also be slotted into any PC, Mac or laptop that has a card reader. Now, unfortunately when I upgraded my laptop it didn't have this slot for the card so I had to use my camera's cable but it still works just as well.

          I was able to insert the card into the family's PC though and it works pretty much like a USB stick does. It takes a few moments to load itself onto your computer (depending how fast your system is) and then it opens into a window where you choose from two folders. The photos are usually stored in the DCIM folder and are numbered accordingly.

          This card is also great for videos, I filmed a good minute long clip of the fireworks at Epcot, Disneyworld and got a few other short videos as well without it taking up too much space.

          So despite the god awful packaging that ruins your chances of returning the item this photo card will be a delightful companion to your camera and if you're anything like me you can set your goal of taking ten thousand pictures with complete ease as you've now got the space to do it!

          I've seen this card available a few places since I first bought it, including:
          WHSmiths
          Tesco
          Argos
          Sainsbury's
          Amazon

          Prices range from 6.99 to 12.99 depending where you shop and how many GB's you get.

          I was also happy with the speed at which it set itself up, I had very little wait time with it and it's not faltered on me yet either and helps produce some good quality photos, although this is more dependent on what type of camera you have.

          So if you're looking for a camera card then pick this up next time on your travels and let me know if you find an easier way to get through the plastic!

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            06.10.2009 09:18
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            A good product, certainly if bought at a competitive price

            There are a lot of devices that can be expanded with the use of an SD Card and I've used this product for such purposes. This storae device gives good value for the price it retails for, offering extra space on a hand held electronic device. In use the card may not be the fastest available but it is reliable and sturdily built. Transfer speeds are adequate and this product can be used for digital photography or music storing, I have a car radio that can use these items for playing music. In use with a PDA the card can be used to store further applications or as an encrypted external store giving more security also. I haven't experienced any problems with this card or loss of information. Sandisk is a good brand name with a wealth of experience in this field and known for reliability. I can recommend this particular item in their vast range, If this card is purchased for the right money, that is to say at a competitive market price.

            Electronic devices these days always require expanding and this is a great way of doing it. I feel happy with this purchase and know I can rely on it.

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            19.08.2008 20:27
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            A Good Family Digital Camera SD Card.

            I bought the Sandisk 1gb SD Memory Card off Amazon recently for £4. It's sold by a merchant but there's no shipping charge so I think that's a really great price for a 1gb SD card. Sandisk is a pretty middle of the road brand when it comes to things like this so it's a good choice to make when balancing price and quality.


            The reason I chose this one out of a few that I considered was because it had reasonably good reviews on Amazon. They've given it three and a half stars out of five but that takes into account a few very poor reviews because the seller apparently used to charge really high P&P costs for this. That's since changed though.


            Using this card is easy, just insert it into the device you bought it for. In my case this was a digital camera. I found that the 1gb capacity means I can store about 400 photos on this so I'm really pleased with that. I think that's just the right amount for your average two week holiday. This card is quite quick to process my photos too which is important when you're taking a few in a row.


            I can't comment on how long this lasts personally because I've only had it a short while now. But I can say that I've had other cards from this brand over the years and that they've always lasted a good long time.

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              08.12.2004 19:34
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              I bought one of these formy MP3 player, and it has served me well to this day, never have i had to worry about running out of memory, but maybe someday, just maybe I'll run out. But thats no problem at all, because all i need to do is get an extra one!

              Excellent compact flash card and great value for money. The card is stylish and very flexible in its uses. You can use it in your digital camera, in your mp3 player, some portable video players and other high tech portable gadgets. Very handy on the move and interchangeable with others that you may have. This is the highest memory flash card i have seen (1000mb- thats whole gig!), and for the price it is worth it to pay a little bit extra for double the 500mb memory. Which would up your devices performance in the memory department considerably. Considering that 512 mb can be anything up to 90 pounds alone, double the memory for 99 is certainly a bargain!

              In a camera its like changing film, with much less of the hassle of pulling back levers and pulling the ancient Nikon apart while warping the film by mistake. You just pull your old one out and pop a new one in, its that simple! In an Mp3 player its like having your own mini archive of songs all on a miniscule cartridge-looking flash card that can store just over 500 songs just waiting to be busted out and listened to. Once again, you just pop the pre-downloaded music on the cartridge into the slot and voila! Rocking vibes presto!

              Just remember to make sure that your device is compatible with the flash card and that the device even supports additional memory (hey it happens) and you should be ready to go. I have a few of these and the inter-changing feature is brilliant and saves a lot of time. Definitely a must-have for a hardware junkie and any keen gadget collecter.

              I strongly recommend, a brilliant card as long as you are not unlucky enough to corrupt the card in some way losing all your data. However you should be absolutely fine if you regularly back up your files off the card onto your computer. In the case of an MP3 player though, it doesnt matter as your files are saved on the computer anyway.
              Hope you like the review, good day :-)



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              The SD Card is a highly secure stamp-sized flash memory card. Jointly developed by Matsushita Electronic (best known for its Panasonic brand name products), SanDisk and Toshiba, the SD Card weighs approximately two grams. The SD Card can be used in a variety of digital products; digital music players, cellular phones, handheld PCs (HPCs), digital cameras, digital video camcorders, smart phones, car navigation systems and electronic books.