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Samsung thinks small (and large) when it comes to mobile storage

With the sales and multimedia capability of mobile phones seeing no signs of slowdown in the near future, the need for more storage space is becoming readily apparent. While Samsung has an SGH-i310 handset which features 8GB of space, it uses a power-sapping integrated hard drive for storage duties. Samsung's latest effort is a more traditional approach to mobile storage.

The company's new 2GB MMCmicro card allows users to store up to 12 hours of mobile video and offers transfer speeds up to three and a half times that of competing solutions. The tiny 12mm x 14mm x 1.1mm device operates at either 1.8 volts or 3.3V and can plug into any standard MMC slot with the use of an adapter.

Samsung notes that semiconductor research firm Dataquest forecasts that the MMCmicro market will grow 95% between 2005 and 2010.


Samsung MMCmicro

MicroSD

Size

12X14X1.1mm

11X15X1.0mm

No. of chips

5

3

Writing Speed

7.12MB/s

2.04MB/s

Reading Speed

7.38MB/s

7.10MB/s

Voltage

1.8V/3.3V

3.3V



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And yet another format
By Hypernova on 4/19/06, Rating: 0
RE: And yet another format
By jmke on 4/19/06, Rating: 0
RE: And yet another format
By semo on 4/19/2006 10:19:33 AM , Rating: 2
i don't think it's yet another format. just shrink of the mmc format so all you need is an adaptor (a plastic cap with some electrodes) for older card readers.

i'm not 100% sure but that's what i think it is.


RE: And yet another format
By chrisg22 on 4/19/2006 10:23:49 AM , Rating: 2
Not entirely a new format. It's basically a smaller version of what is currently out there and the fact that it can fit into any standard slot with an adapter.

My opinion of a new format is something where it will not work with the current devices.


Transflash is MicroSD right?
By psychobriggsy on 4/19/2006 1:32:57 PM , Rating: 2
So what is MMCmicro?

Is it transflash compatible? My phone has a transflash slot. I understand that was rebranded MicroSD last year sometime.




RE: Transflash is MicroSD right?
By chrisg22 on 4/20/2006 7:08:21 AM , Rating: 2
I believe the MMCmicro is smaller than the MicroSD, and is compatible with the MicroSD through the use of an adapter.

At least that it what it appears to be.


Grammar error
By Trisped on 4/19/2006 1:47:02 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
it uses a a power-sapping integrated hard drive for storage duties.

should only have one "a" in "it uses a a power-sapping"




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