NOR based flash has long erase and write times and has a full address/ data interface.Â Meaning one can read or write data to any portion of the NOR chip.Â The NOR technology is mostly used for low levels of read/write cycles.Â So for example, NOR is great for BIOS and firmware of a device.Â NOR was the first version of flash, but everyone quickly realized a cheaper, faster solution is also needed. In 1989 the first NAND flash chip was introduced.Â It had faster erase and write times, higher density, and lower cost than NOR flash – with ten times the endurance. The draw back with NAND [if you can call it that] is the I/O interface only allowing sequential access to data. Meaning you can only write to the device after the last bit of data has been written.Â This makes it suitable for mass-storage devices such as PC cards and various memory cards like USB, SD and microSD, and somewhat less useful for computer memory. Source:Â TutorialsWeb. Continue Reading
The construction is similar to other Steampunk products we’ve seen, made of brass, copper, glass, watch parts and clock parts.Â The metal connections from the brass wire outside are made with silver solder and an acetylene tourch, which gives it the unique look and feel.Â In addition, the maker, put extra time into the fitting and position of the internal components for a solid product. The Steampunk device is an 8GB flash drive with a microSD card reader at the tail end.Â The technology is make of disassembled stock product where the microSD card reader is built into the flash drive.Â Clearly the device will show two drive letters when connected to the computer, one for the USB stick and the other for the card reader. So now you can obtain a Steampunk flash drive with unlimited storage ability via the microSD card reader.Â Price is much higher then the stock product, but hey, you’ll never get a great looking, customized case like this Steampunk body. Source:Â Etsy. Continue Reading 21 Comments
I am still amazed at the small size of the microSD media and it’s expansive ability to keep growing in GB capacity.Â Today SanDisk is officially selling the 32GB version of their microSD card.Â Sure, it’s $200 USD but when you are an overseas airplane ride and need hours and hours of video content to stream through your 3 inch screen, this will be very handy.Â I will forget the fact that a DVD player is less than that…but we’re talking cool factor here.The new 32GB card makes use of SanDiskâ€™s three-bit-per-cell storage technology and is able to hold around 7,000 songs.Â That translates into 19 solid days of listenting to music, without break, 24/7. So forget the $200 price tag and maybe you can be lucky like me and find a microSD card, 2GB capacity for $3 off Amazon.com. Continue Reading
Great for spying on the boss.Â Spying on the nanny.Â Spying on your girlfriend [because they are the ones that always cheat] and spying on your kids. Just perfect. The fake car key spy camera does video, photo and sound recording.Â Image quality is 1600 x 1600 which is good enough for any court of law and 29 frames per second…again good enough for the court of law, although I’m no lawyer. Don’t forget the microSD slot which is the reason this fake car key spy camera made it onto this website in the first place.
Price: $36 or $63 with 8GB micorSD card. Continue Reading 868 Comments
Well that might change because Samsung is entering the retail market with their solid state flash of Secure Digital, Compact Flash and microSD media. Samsung will release sizes from 4GB to 16GB capacity before the end of 2009.Â These cards will be in the â€˜Plusâ€™ memory card class and compliant with the Secure Digital class 6 performance standards.Â Cards boust a speed range of 17Mbps to 45Mbps. Continue Reading