OCZ Gold Series 8GB SDHC Memory Card
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 01-12-2009
Provided by: OCZ Technology

It's been close to two years since we last took a look at a SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) memory card. At that time, SDHC was just beginning to be implemented into consumer devices and thus, support was pretty scarce. Like any new technology, it was only a matter of time before it caught on with the masses. Fast-forward to today, where SDHC has made a successful transition, effectively replacing the older SD format and has become the most popular memory card format. Capacity has also increased, with SDHC cards currently available up to 32GB in size. Today we will be taking a look at a slightly smaller card in the OCZ Gold Series 8GB SDHC Memory Card.

The 8GB SDHC card from OCZ arrived in the plastic hanging package you see above. The card itself is clearly visible through the front of the package while the rear details some of the recommended uses of the card. Below is a list of specifications as well as a chart that breaks down how many photos and how much video you can expect using this 8GB card.

OCZ recommends that you use their Gold Series cards in high-end cameras and video equipment, as these types of products are capable of shooting / recording high quality images / videos quickly. For example, if you have a slow memory card in your camera while you are shooting a sports scene (lots of rapid-fire shots), your camera may lag behind as it struggles to write the images to your memory card. This Class 6 (minimum sustained data transfer rate of 6MB/sec) card has a speed rating of 150x (22.5MB/sec maximum transfer rate) which should be able to keep pace with most cameras / camcorders.

Continue ahead as we take a closer look at the OCZ Gold Series 8GB SDHC Memory Card.

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