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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

Product Description

Product Description

Kingston's standard Secure Digital (SD) memory cards combine massive storage capacity, blazing data transfer rates and ironclad security in a memory card no bigger than a postage stamp. With an excellent price-to-performance value, Kingston's SD cards are ideal expansion option for the smallest of devices including MP3 players, digital cameras, PDAs, smartphones and more.For added reliability and durability, Kingston's solid-state SD memory cards are built of nonvolatile memory components and have no moving parts to wear out or break.Quickly and easily download and transfer digital files between various digital devices, a computer and the Internet. An SD memory card reader (not included) makes it easy to upload files from an SD memory card to a computer.pload files from your SD card to your computer. As the latest introduction in the competitive Flash Memory form factor, SD is an increasingly popular format for leading manufacturers of digital devices like, MP3 players, digital cameras and PDAs. Because of its small foot print SD makes it easy for device manufacturers to integrate expansion capability into ever smaller devices.

From the Manufacturer

Break from the limitations of traditional memory devices and put more storage at your fingertips with Kingston Technology’s Secure Digital (SD) memory cards. The latest in the Kingston family, SD memory cards combine massive storage capacity, blazing data transfer rates and ironclad security in a memory card no bigger than a postage stamp.

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 product’s user manual.

Features

  • 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

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 70.9 x 45.3 x 5.9 inches ; 1.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0000DK3I4
  • Item model number: SD/512
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 17, 2006

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Kingston
  • Model: SD/512
  • Memory Storage Capacity: 512 MB
  • Form Factor: SD Memory Card
  • Hardware Platform: PC

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

No problems, over the last two months, works like a champ.
J. Casper
I've used all kinds of memory cards over the years and this is by far the best company to buy products from.
Jake Jake
I took well over 200 pictures and still had plenty of room with this card.
Ginger

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

717 of 776 people found the following review helpful By Brent D. Payne on November 5, 2004
How many pictures will it store? It is the most commonly asked question from digital camera enthusiast but usually the question that is the most difficult to get a straight answer about. Well, considering I worked in the memory industry for over 7 years I can help clarify this perplexing question and do so unbiased as I have since changed industries.

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.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By C. Fernandes on December 19, 2005
I bought this card to take with me on my trip to France. My wife loves taking pictures and I knew we'd need another SD card to store all the pictures. So, based on the good reviews and the price, I bought this card. I didn't do any research into the 'speed' of this device. Now I'm wishing I had.

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.
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Ferne S. Hiew on December 17, 2003
I bought it for my Minolta Dimage Z1 digital camera. The camera has high speed auto focusing and it works well with the SD chip. I wasn't sure about it at first, having read a lot about Sandisk's problems. Thought maybe it was just an OEM version of Sandisk. I was going to buy a Lexar or a Panasonic, but thought I give the Kingston a try. Had it for more than a month now with over a hundred pictures, it has performed perfectly. Also, 512MB will last forever. Never a need for more space. . Kingston has tranditionally done well in all their products. Kingston SDRAM memory chips have always been very reliable.
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199 of 222 people found the following review helpful By Jake Jake on June 10, 2004
I've used all kinds of memory cards over the years and this is by far the best company to buy products from. SanDisk is the WORST. I wouldn't buy their products if it were half the price. Anyway I use my memory card in my PDA and have had no problems. With the SanDisk I had all sorts of problems with files being erased or not properly written. Other good memory products are Viking and MicroTech.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Leo Kim on July 20, 2004
Kingston SD is an OEM version of Toshiba SD, they are slower than the Panasonic version (Lexar, Simpletech, etc), but Kingston SDs are considerably cheaper than them. I have both Panasonic and Kingston SDs and satisfied with both of them. Although it takes longer time to transfer files between PC and SD card through the card readers, Kingston SD so far have given me no errors or reliability problems. Highly recommended for the budget!!!
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By J. Casper on August 20, 2004
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No problems, over the last two months, works like a champ. Kind of mad that the standard for everything is shifting towards SD, because I like the extra storage capacity of CF and it seems a little sturdier to me. I used to buy Crucial or SanDisk, but now Kingston is all I own. I've had no problems with the other Kingston chips (CF) that I've had for the past year and they all seem more than fast enough to keep up with my other portable devices.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen Greenbaum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on April 1, 2006
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I purchased one of these to store pictures for the Canon Powershot A610 5MP Digital Camera. That camera comes with a paltry 16 MB SD memory card which held about 10 or 12 pictures. Whether you're getting a camera or other electronics purchase requiring memory storage) for yourself or others, you might want to consider including an adequate memory device right fron the beginning. I've had no problems so far with the Kingston, it has a number of excellent features detailed above, and is fast enough for my purposes, and is very reasonably priced. For beginners without demands fo larger or faster memory systems, this is an inexpensive good bet. Amazon sells it much cheaper than the big discount electronic stores, such as the one in California that starts with an "F." That store sold it for far more money, it took me 25 minutes to find the memory section, and then they didn't even have one of these.
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