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The Definition Of An SD Memory Card

The Definition Of An SD Memory Card

Audio players, cellular phones, and digital cameras all make use of the Secure Digital (SD) memory card to store their various data. It is where text messages, photographs and video footages are stored from the different recording mediums. With the size almost the same as your average postage stamp, the SD memory card comes in various capacities and operating speeds. As a general rule, the larger the holding capacity of the SD memory card, the faster the operating speed. These are the usual configurations of the different memory cards available in the market.   

These flash memory cards are similar to the memory sticks and flash drives for computers, but these are configured to be compatible with their different application mediums. The different digital devices have their own compatible memory cards to suit their respective operating formats.  

From the older multi-media card specification, the SD card format was derived. In this modern age, the SD memory card has become famous and widely used in terms of flash card formats. A copyrighted protection mode is built on every “secure digital” component memory chip of the SD memory card. The implementation of the Content Protection for Recordable Media (CPRM) was made in order to ensure that protected materials are not subjected to abuse through profligate reproduction.  

Images, video footages, music selections, and other data can be stored and transferred to personal computers with the use of the SD memory card. A lot of the new models of computers have already built-in card readers, but cheap external card readers may be bought for those without such built-in feature.

With the many different and confusing number of flash memory cards in the market, it is important that you determine exactly which card reader is compatible with your SD memory card.

There are card readers which have multiple connections which can be adapted to different memory cards.

There are also mini SD and micro SD cards that have come out in the market with specific uses for devices which accommodate such smaller versions and you have to watch out for the configurations of these miniature versions for your personal use as these are entirely different from the standard SD memory card and its connections.  

The SD memory card has a safety feature which appears to be a lock switch at its top left portion. You can slide it open which allows reading or writing on the card. When slid in closed position, it only allows reading of the card. This is a protection feature which keeps the card from any unintentional overwriting.

These memory cards also come in different capacities ranging from 1 GB to even 20 GB. The capacities of these cards are dictated by the manufacturer’s settings relevant to the digital devices they are intended for. An MP3 player, for instance, might be designed for 500 MB cards only, in which case, cards that are 1 GB or even higher in capacity could not be accommodated by such device. Usually, such devices can accommodate lower capacity memory cards instead.

The SD memory cards is very useful and handy to people who store images or music selections. The smaller SD memory card gives people easier handling and reading and is mostly the card of general use.



SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 X16 Video Card

SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 X16 Video Card

I have had this card for a few weeks and could not be happier. This is the first high end offering I’ve bought from either of the two largest graphics companies, and it happens to be cheap.

Apart from the great price, I have been overall happy with the extreme performance of this card too. It is handling just about everything I have managed to throw at it has been including the kitchen sink and everything from the north pole to the south pole.

While the fan is very quiet, it is very quiet. And when it is loud, it is very loud. I have noticed it is barely if at all audible up to 30 percent, very quiet at 40 percent.

By the time you hit 60 percent fan speed it tends be to in the higher range of what most people would consider acceptable. As you hit 70 to 80 percent it is exceptionally loud.

But I have been tending to leave the fan on auto and rarely reach those high levels when you play a game. Only while messing around with the manual fan configuration.

But if you intend on over clocking and producing much more heat not be surprised if the fan noise will become very unacceptable.

While it tends to be slower than a 4890, I do feel the 4870 is about the sweet spot in the bang for your buck segment. We would all be well advised to keep the extra money from the 4890 and shove it to the side to purchase a secondary 4870 for crossfire mode down the road.

When we begin to have games that take advantage of this kind of computing performance an extra 4870 would be wonderful. For the time being, the 4870 gives you exceptional performance at an extremely good bang for your buck ratio.

When not dealing with computer parts I like a good cup of beans poured from a French Coffee Press.
I also do like high quality Down Comforter Sets.



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HIS HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 – The Fastest Video Card!

HIS HD 4890 1GB GDDR5 – The Fastest Video Card!

HIS just released their newest product and fully supported by the fastest GPU this time, HIS HD 4890 1GB (256bit) GDDR5. This product has the most fantastic game perform, that never seen on previous product of GPU and HIS video card single.

HIS HD 4890 1GB (256bit) GDDR5 have core clock 850 MHz, that will produce the highest frame rate in high-definition game. To supply data to GPU, it has subsystem memory. Completed with 1GB GDDR5 capacity work on 3.9 Gbps speed. You’ll be stunned by high resolution present by this product, which was only possible presented by dual video card system.

With 800 stream processor, HIS 4890 has higher power more than needed ti run newest 3D games. Gamer will get more benefit from using DirectX 10.1 engine, where it will display incredible picture quality and fast performance that you’ll only get from HIS 4890 serial.

Those excess will be added with overclocking ability, utility system for monitoring and control panel, that will tuning with real time and increase the perform using ATi OverDrive utility.

DirectX 10.0
Supported by DirectX 10.1 API (Application Program Interface) from Microsoft will present ready performance for the next generation games. directX 10.1 show you the most clear image with very detail, visual effect and game dynamic which able to simulated the real world.

ATi CrossFireX
Multi-GPU ATi CrossFireX technology brings you experience to the next level of gaming. This technology combine the ability of some video cards base in ATi Radeon with mainboard supported by ATi CrossFireX. Video card ATi Radeon HD designed with ATi CrossFireX bridge interconnect internal to make easier installation.

Specification

• 1GB GDDR5 memory.
• DirectX 10.1 support
• 800 stream processing unit.
• Quad mode ATi CrossFireX multi-GPU for scalable performance.
• Accelerated Dynamic geometry.
• Game physics processing ability.
• Technology video and display ATi Avivo HD.
• Unified Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2) for Blu-ray and HD Video.
• Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT).

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