OCZ Secure Digital HC 8GB Card
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Frank Stroupe
Date: 06-25-2007
Provided by: OCZ Technology
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Introduction

Whether you realize it or not, flash memory is an integral part of millions of people's lives. All kinds of electronic devices, from digital cameras to MP3 players, make use of some type of removable flash media. As is the case with other types of memory, once a particular format has outlived its lifespan (speed and/or capacity limitations), it's time to adopt a new format. This change usually happens once every few years, and for the Secure Digital format, that time is now. Current SD technology is nearing its maximum capacity, so a new format has recently been introduced: SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity). Today we will be exploring this new format when we take a look at an 8GB SDHC card from OCZ Technology.



The 8GB SDHC card is packaged in a flashy blister pack which shows the card itself, capacity and class rating on the front. The reverse side has a paragraph that recommends some devices that you can use the card in. A complete list of specs can be found below, borrowed from OCZ's website.



Along with the new SDHC format comes a new set of requirements; the main one being that these cards will only work in SDHC compliant devices. Furthermore, SDHC cards are not backwards-compatible with regular SD card readers. So, before you decide to purchase a SDHC card, be sure that it is compatible with the device you want to use it in... and if you will be using a card reader, make sure it is SDHC compatible as well. Let's move ahead and take a closer look at the OCZ 8GB SDHC card...


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