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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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