- Brand Name: Kingston
- Model Number: SD/512
- Memory Storage Capacity: 512 MB
- Form Factor: SD Memory Card
- Hardware Platform: PC
Kingston 512 MB Secure Digital Card (SD/512) (Retail Package)
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- Built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
- Data transfer rate up to 2 Mbps (average)
- Average write speeds of 1.5 Mbps
- Low power consumption is easy on batteries
- Compatible with Windows XP, 2000, 98, 95, NT; Macintosh OS and OS/2 Warp
From the Manufacturer
SD memory cards from Kingston are built of nonvolatile memory components, meaning they keep the information stored on them without needing power. For added reliability and durability, our solidstate SD memory cards have no moving parts to wear out or break.
Quickly and easily download and transfer secure digital files between various digital devices, a computer and the Internet. An SD memory card reader makes it easy to upload files from an SD memory card to a computer. The beauty of the SD memory card is its huge capacity in such a tiny package, making it an ideal expansion option for the smallest of devices. Kingston SD memory cards are compatible with:
- Digital audio players (MP3)
- Digital cameras
- PDAs and handheld computers
- Cellular phones and smart phones
- Global positioning systems (GPS)
- Data requiring a high level of security:
- Copyright protection (book, music)
- Personal identification data (cell phone address book)
- Intellectual property right protection
Kingston SD memory cards represent a technological leap over MMC, including cryptographic security protection of proprietary data and a four-fold increase in data transfer rates. SD memory cards are slightly thicker than MMC, and most devices designed to accept SD memory cards are backwardcompatible to accept MMC as well. If you are unsure whether your device accepts both SD memory cards and MMC, consult your products user manual.
- Small - about the size of a postage stamp (24mm X 32mm X 2.1mm)
- Spacious - up to 512 MB of storage capacity
- Secure - built-in write-protect switch prevents accidental data loss
- Fast - data transfer rate up to 2 Mbps (average)
- Flexible - compliant with the Secure Digital Music Initiative (SDMI) portable device requirements
- Reliable - lifetime warranty
- Simple - as easy as plug-and-play
- Economical - low power consumption is easy on batteries
- Efficient - average write speeds of 1.5 MB/sec.
- Supports Windows XP, 2000, 98, 95, NT; Macintosh OS and OS/2 Warp
Top Customer Reviews
The Kingston 512MB Secure Digital Card, like most 512MB cards, will store on average 568 pictures when used with a 2 megapixel camera, 426 images when used with a 3 megapixel camera, 256 pictures when used with a 4 megapixel camera, 204 images when used with a 5 megapixel camera, and 160 pictures when used with a 6 megapixel camera. These numbers are based off the assumption that you are going to shoot your images at the highest quality JPEG setting available for the camera and understand that they are estimates and may be off by as much as 10 percent due to numerous factors including the complexity of the scene being shot and the compression algorithm used by your specific camera.
I truly hope this review was helpful to you in determining whether this 512MB card is the right capacity for your specific needs.
Basically, this SD card becomes very slow as you start to fill it up with pictures. Yes it could probably store upto 492MB worth of pictures, but when you actually 'take' the pictures, you need a faster memory device. When the card was only about 100MB filled, we had to stop using it because it would take about 10 seconds for the camera to just get ready (and it usually only takes about 2 seconds). And in between shots, there was a noticeably long delay. When you're visiting a new place, you're bound to take some spontaneous pictures and 10 seconds seems like a lifetime. We missed quite a few good photo opportunities and that's why we stopped using it. We switched to our smaller 128MB SD card and didn't have any problems (of course, we had to take less pictures now).
In defense of Kingston, they don't claim this to be a high speed device. It's my own fault for not researching this earlier. But I figured I'd give others the warning - if you want to use an SD card that's 512MB or larger in a digital camera, make sure you get a faster one, something with at least 6MB/s transfer speed as opposed to this one which transfers at no more than 2MB/s. If speed is not your issue, then this is a great buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
someone else inm the office ordered... I'm sure thye are good.Published 4 months ago by Darolyn Butler
Worked ok. Speed of camera recovery an issue. I believe it was because of the sd card.Published 11 months ago by Ida