Product Type: Sandisk in Flash Memory
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Sandisk 1GB memory Card, Reliable but Small
Sandisk 1 GB SD Memory Card
Member Name: Grave-Joy
Sandisk 1 GB SD Memory Card
Advantages: Reliable, Cheap and Robust
Disadvantages: A little small
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.
Summary: A small but reliable memory card, cheap and good for anyone starting out in digital photography.
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