Memory Cards for Laptops

It has become common practice to include a SD socket on today's laptops to easily facilitate data transfer between other similarly equipped devises, such products notably include cameras which utilise a SDHC flash memory card for image capture and storage. Some manufacturers such as Sony will include a socket for there own proprietary flash cards.


Memory Cards for Laptops: What is Backward Compatibility?
As products such as Laptops improve their specifications from one generation to the next, there are compatibility issues to consider. Devices that only accept the original SD (Secure Digital) card format will not be compatible with SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) or SDXC (Secure Digital ‘Xtra Capacity’) memory cards. However, both SDHC and SDXC memory cards are backwards compatible, enabling them to read previous format cards. A device like a Laptop is backwards compatible if products designed for the new standard can receive, read, view or play older or less powerful standards and formats.

  • SD devices can only use SD memory cards - SD capacities range from 128MB to 2GB
  • SDHC devices can use both SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards - SDHC capacities range from 4GB to 32GB
  • SDXC devices can use SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards and SDXC memory cards - SDXC capacities range from 64GB to 2TB

Memory Cards for Laptops - Which type of Memory Card is right for your Laptop?
Which type of Memory Card is right for your Laptop? Before buying a memory card make sure it is compatible with your Laptop. All you really need to consider are 3 questions before you buy. How much storage capacity do you need? What speed do you need? What kind of memory card does your Laptop use? To find out what memory card you need check information from the manufacturer, your user manual or for a logo on the device. Or have a glance at our Laptop compatibility list.

Memory Cards for Laptops - Compatibility List
Check our Laptop compatibility list for details of your device.

Memory Cards for Laptops - Compatibility List

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