SD cards are tiny cards not much bigger than a stamp, and it’s amazing to think that they can hold 64GB and more. A 64GB SD card for instance can hold several feature length films, hours worth of music, thousands of novels, photos and videos of your friends and family and then easily fit into your top pocket, or something much smaller.
It’s no surprise then that so many gadgets support the use of a 64GB SD card in order to expand the amount of memory they have available for the user to store files and there are indeed many many devices that do.
Here we will look at a whole bunch of different devices you might have around your home, what they are, and how they utilise SD cards.
Computers: Almost any computer (as long as it’s not a Mac) can use a 64GB SD card and even a Mac can make use of one using a USB card reader. There are many uses for this, for instance transferring files between computers, or between computers and the other devices on this list. Alternatively it might be used to carry information long distances, or to back it up.
MP3 Players: A lot of MP3 players work by storing their files on an SD card. With a 64GB SD card you could likely fit your entire collection of music CDs onto your MP3 player and take it with you wherever you wanted to go and this is a great way to enjoy your collection on the go. If you happen to be a real music junkie and that’s not enough for you, you could carry several 64GB SD cards with you with various different play-lists on them.
Cameras: Again, like some MP3 players, many cameras in fact have no internal memory at all. This then means they rely on an SD card to work at all, and of course the larger the SD card the more photos you will be able to take. If the camera has a very high megapixel (resolution) this then means that you will need an SD card with a lot of space in order to store all of the pictures.
Smart Phones: Smart phones make use of an SD card in a more interactive way than something like a camera. These do not simply access the SD card in order to save photographs or listen to music, but actually to access files that they are working with. For instance then using a smart phone you can save vital files on from your software and it will then be necessary for the SD card to be inserted in order for those programmes to run. On top of this, as many smart phones have camera and MP3 player functions, this then means that the phones use the SD cards to store music files and MP3s. This makes a smart phone a lot more ‘smart’ and means that you can get a lot more out of it. Bear in mind though that many phones will require a smaller ‘micro SD card’ such as a 32GB Micro SDHC.