GetUSB.info just posted a nice article on how to read the PSN from an SD card, or product serial number.Â Some also call this reading the CID number from an SD card.Â The CID number is a unique identifier number or serial number created on the SD or microSD media at the time of manufacturing.Â This is a number which cannot be changed or manipulated by the host computer.
The CID number is most often used for vendors or manufacturers to lock in software to a specific device.Â Since the CID number cannot be changed or modified, it’s a great way to prevent unauthorized distribution or content or software.
Some manufacturers require to read the CID number from SD media before the software is published and this is what GetUSB.info talks about.Â For a full description of the article, make the jump:Â How to read CID number from SD media.
Here is a snap shot of the CID reading tool for 20 SD devices:
Today Nexcopy announces an all new microSD duplicator product line.Â We reported on the Nexcopy SD duplicator from several months ago, but that version used SD adapter cards.
The new microSD duplicator is specifically designed to handle the microSD form factor.Â There are no adapter cards required.Â This alone will increase production by [Nexcopy estimates] 30% because the user no longer has to insert microSD media into SD adapters, then into the duplicator.
The microSD duplicator comes with Nexcopy’s software suite for File Copy, Bit for Bit copy and full binary Verification functions.
The microSD duplicator is available in three sizes of 20 port, 40 port and 60 port target systems.Â The starting price is $,1299 and available now for immediate delivery.
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Buy.com is giving away free shipping when you buy a 4GB microSDHC card for $9.86.Â What a great deal!
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Here is the company line:
microSecureDigital High-Capacity (microSDHC) is a new class of memory cards designed to enhance the performance of high-quality still and video cameras. microSDHC cards from Dane Elec Flash meet all the standards of the SD Card Association 2.0 Specification for SD cards larger than 2 GB. Although identical in size to a standard microSD card, microSDHC cards are different and are only compatible with devices designed for SDHC. Please check the Owners Manual or Users Guide to verify that your device and your card reader, if you intend to use one, are microSDHC compatible. All Dane Elec microSDHC cards include adapters for use in any miniSDHC or SDHC device, furthering their utility. In the same manner, when using either adapter, ensure that the intended device is HC compatible. All Dane Elec microSDHC cards come with a 10-year warranty.Still interested – get the GFM Dealz now!
Here is a slick looking mini USB web cam Brando tipped us on.Â The mini web cam is extremely compact in size at just 89 x 24 x 20mm in size, can rotate 180 degrees and swivel 270 degrees.Â On top of all this, the mini web cam also has a microSD card reader slot.
In no time you can have a web cam setup for family chat or spy camera to keep an eye on that questionable one.Â At just 89mm tall, it would be hard to tell what was sticking out of your PC.
The resoltuion isn’t bad either with a 1.3M pixel and resolution up to 640 x 480 [VGA] or 2560 x 2048 max.
The microSD slot does support SDHC formats and the entire system comes with an installation drive CD to support Windows 2000/XP/Vista.Â $29 at Brando.
SanDisk announced today a massive 12GB microSDHC card which is 50% larger in storage capacity than it’s previous model (8GB).
So what does this mean?Â It means our mobile devices are getting one step closer to becoming a storage medium for all sorts of data, phone related or not.Â From MP3 files, video and data files … with 12GB of flash memory, quit a lot can fit.Â To put things into perspective, the microSDHC can hold [about] 1,500 MP3 songs, 3,600 photos and 24.5 hours of video.
If you haven’t used or seen a microSDHC card, make sure you stop off at your local computer store and take a look.Â The size is incredibly small.Â About the size of your pinky fingernail.
Some background info:Â The SDHC format applies to SD flash memory which is larger than 2GB is storage space.Â The new 12GB microSDHC card conforms to the SD 2.00 specification and has the theoretical maximum storage capacity of 32GB.
On a closing note, the new SanDisk microSDHC card has a transfer speed compatible with the Class 4 specification.Â Too geeky for ya – let me sum it up:
Gizmodo did a fun little pictorial about relative size of a SDHC card last week. This is what the new Toshiba 32GBSDHC card looks like when compared to the more common 1GB SDHC card. Good thing technology doesn’t work this way. I’d have one hell of a big cell phone just to accommodate more memory – then again, I don’t think I’ll need 32GB of data on my phone anytime soon.