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memory card

[′mem·rē ‚kärd]
(computer science)
A small card, typically with dimensions of about 2 × 3 inches (5 × 8 centimeters), that can store information, usually in integrated circuits or magnetic strips.

memory card

(1) A user-replaceable module in a computer that holds RAM chips. "Memory card" mostly refers to flash chips in definition #2 below. See memory module.

(2) A removable module that contains non-volatile flash memory chips used for storage in digital cameras and mobile devices. The major card types are SD Cards, Memory Sticks and CompactFlash; the SD Card family being the most popular. See flash memory, memory card reader, SD Card, Memory Stick and CompactFlash.


Digital Film
Flash-based memory cards are 21st century "film." This digital SLR camera uses SD Cards, the most popular memory card type.







Memory Cards
Ever since digital cameras came on the scene in the late 1990s, a variety of memory cards have been developed.
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The internal storage of the device is 8 GB and the external memory card slot supports up to 32 GB of microSD.
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11b/g capability and a microSD memory card slot with support up to 4GB.
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The Audio player uses SD memory card slot instead of the HDD resulting in a compact, light and stable sound.
What is slightly disappointing, however, is the small amount of ROM memory - 64Mbytes - although this can be upgraded using the built-in MicroSD memory card slot.
The stored music can be played on the micro audio system and on any MP3 player with a memory card slot.
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There's an SD memory card slot on the side and also a built-in triband FM tuner.