A Smart Media card is a flash memory card commonly used in portable devices such as digital cameras and mobile phones. Developed by Toshiba in 1995, it is less than one millimeter thick and has a capacity of 2 MB to 128 MB. It is designed to store data up to 10 years even when unpowered, and has approximately one million read/write cycles using 16 to 64 Mbit flash memory chips.
Types of Smart Media Cards
Kinds of Smart Media Cards include the following:
This type of Smart Media card is identical in form to the 3.3V format, except that it does not have a notched corner. It is commonly used in older Smart Media devices.
Sometimes marked 3V, this type of Smart Media card is used in newer Smart Media devices. It has a notched corner as a mechanical provision to prevent it from being damaged by devices that use 5V Smart Media cards only.
Choosing Smart Media Cards (Buying tips)
Operating shock: Choose a Smart Media card that can withstand up to 2,000 G or higher of operating shock to make it less susceptible to vibrations.
Transfer rate: Choose a Smart Media card with a high transfer rate for faster processing time.
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