Memory Cards “Flash” Forward
Date Added 01.03.07
Author - Memorybits
Memory Cards “Flash” Forward
Breathe New Life into Your Devices with the Next Generation of
Flash Storage Flash memory in the form of memory cards
revolutionized the storage industry, and it is about to do it again with the introduction of two new cards: the PSP Pro DUO Memory Card, and the SD Gaming Card.
Until recently, the only storage option available to gamers using systems like the Wii, PlayStation, Xbox and the PSP, was the standard SD Card. While these cards initially met the
needs of consumers, increases in file size has driven demand for larger storage capacity. Peripherals have been a consistent revenue source for the gaming industry, and memory cards are
second only to game controllers in accessories purchased for videogame consoles.
Owners of the PSP have been one of the loudest proponents of larger, faster storage. In America, Japan, and other Asian countries where the PSP has gone to market, electronics retailers
and video game outlets have been fighting to keep up with the demand for flash memory. The PSP has proven to be an amazing multimedia device, given that you have sufficient storage space.
The PSP has the capability to play feature-length movies, and by utilizing MPEG-4 file compression, has achieved breathtaking video playback. Wireless gaming and high speed data transfer
are available via an internal wireless 802.11b card. Because the PSP has a limited amount of on-board storage, and because other features of the device, such as video playback, require
so much storage, consumers have been craving a breakthrough.
First is the PSP PRO Duo Memory Stick. It is available in 128mb, 256mb, 512mb, 1gb and 2gb sizes, and
comes as a Sony stick or as a SanDisk branded version which is also fully compatible with the PSP. With up to 2 gigabyte storage capacity you can say goodbye to “Memory Full”
messages for good. The PRO DUO Memory Stick gives you maximum storage capacity, in an ultra-compact design. The PRO Duo’s wide operating temperature range means
that it is durable enough to take along with you, wherever you go. With the PRO Duo, Sony has also made their most versatile memory stick yet. In addition to adding storage capacity to
all your latest electronics, using the included adaptor allows the PRO Duo to operate in older devices that used full-sized memory. With the introduction of the PRO Duo,
Sony has raised the bar on memory write speeds. With up to 15 Mbps write speed you’ll now have the ability to record high resolution movies in real time. Designed specifically for
professional-quality compact digital cameras and entertainment devices, its ergonomic design makes the card easy to insert and remove.
The new line of gaming memory card’s will turn your handheld game device into a fully loaded multimedia entertainment unit. Designed specifically for game consoles such as
Sony’s PSP, PS3 and the Nintendo Wii, the latest storage cards offer customers greater flexibility. Not only can you store your saved games but also up to 16 hours of music,
6 hours of video, and 1000 digital pictures all with only one card. Ample storage has also enabled PSP gamers to enjoy popular web content such as podcasts and video blogs.
With the addition of these new features, a new world has opened up to handheld gamers.
The SD Gaming Card is ideal for Nintendo Wii users for several reasons. The card can be used to display and edit jpeg images from a digital camera in formats up to
8,192 x 8,192 pixels, and videos up to 848 x 480 pixels. Your increased storage will allow you to store hours of MP3 audio to play as background music while watching a slide show of
photos. You can even take advantage of new software titles such as an internet browser. Wii users will be able to back up their Virtual Console games in the Wii Shop Channel,
in addition to storing game saves with lightening fast speed. Cross compatibility ensures that the Gaming Card will work on all other devices equipped with an SD slot.
The new SD Gaming Card can also be used to enhance the capabilities of the Sony’s PlayStation3. By using Sony’s memory card Adaptor, you can easily
transfer data from PlayStations and PlayStation 2s to the PlayStation 3’s hard disk. Whether you’re capturing breathtaking digital images and video, listening to music
with friends, or enjoying the extra features of your handheld gaming system, with the next generation of memory cards you’ll fall in love with your device all over again.