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Physically small - but it's bigger on the inside.
on 9 November 2011
With the rise of Cloud based computing and file storage it's easy to have your files available wherever you are - but that depends on having a network connection and you aren't always guaranteed to have one. Personally I like having my files to hand and this 16GB card is large enough to carry a large amount of data.
I've used Kingston branded cards for a few years now, they tend to be cheaper than their Sandisk equivalents, and although they may perform slightly slower, for my usage it doesn't matter. Those shooting High Definition video or high-res photos on a DSLR capable of impressive burst rates will perhaps want a card designed for quick write speeds, but if you want a high capacity card which can be kept in your wallet/bag/etc and hold a large amount of files then this is a perfect purchase.
My 16GB card is used to hold my music collection, every album I've bought since I was 13 (back in 1993) is saved on here and the card is kept safely in a cupboard only to come out when I sync my iPod (of course the files are backed up onto DVD-R too). For photography I only ever use a 4GB cards maximum as I am then forced to back up my photos, and if anything did go wrong with the card then the potential losses would be less. Still, I'm planning on purchasing another of these 16GB cards, having the ability to have such a large amount of media files in my wallet is tempting.
In a nutshell: Years ago I paid just under £40 for a 1GB SD card - it was a bargain at the time. Now when looking for memory cards my general rule of thumb is pay around £1 per GB of capacity so at the time of writing this, this 16 GB beastie is a bit of a bargain from a quality manufacturer.