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as a leading memory card manufacturer, offers for enthusiast photographers
a high performance SecureDigital card with 1GB capacity, high enough to cover
the demands for increased storage thanks to the latest 5,6,7 and 8MegaPixel
digital cameras. In this review we examine how the 1GB SD card performs, both
life tests and benchmarks.
TraxData's 1GB memory card has the following features/specifications:
- Complies with the SecureDigital™ memory card specifications
- Up to 10MB per second read/write rate
- Cryptographic security for protection of copyrighted data
- User-selectable mechanical write protect switch on the card casing
- Very low power consumption
- Zero power data retention
- Power: voltage 3.7 to 3.6 volts
- Operating temperature range: 0 to 55C
- Storage temperature range: -20 to 65C
- Operating shock rating of 2,000Gs
The package is quite plain. The 1GB logo is located on the top left
corner, the 66X data transfer logo is also present so that users
its high reading/writing speeds. The card itself contains the TraxData, SD
logos and as you would expect, can be used with all digital cameras,
PDAs, mobile phones and mp3 devices that support the SD format :
On the left side, there is a mechanical write protect slide tab that provides
the consumer with added protection against accidental deletion of stored data.
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For our benchmark tests, we used FD Tach beta 0.9.0.3 along with TraxData's
11in1 memory card reader.
For comparison, we provide the test resulta against a SanDisk 16MB card
(blue bars) in terms of reading:
The performance for the 1GB SD card, was around 5Mb/sec for reading and 3.81Mb/sec
for writing. Other results, 1.2ms sequential and 7.5ms random access, times
which are very low.
We then used the TraxData 1GB SD card with the Canon Ixus 40, primarilly
at 320x240x60fps setting, where the card worked very well as it did also
with the 640x480x30fps video capture mode. In all cases, the card responded
and didn't exhibit
any performance delays. Of course, the announced 10MB/sec reading/writing is
far from what the card delivers, but day to day needs will be covered.
TraxData has a good track record, delivering quality products for
photographers and its latest 1GB SD card is no exception. Most of our
especially for digital photography, can be covered with 1GB SD cards, especially
when combined with high performance. From the test results, the performance
was not top notch but again it is satisfactory for most digital camera needs,
where reading/writing speed is important. We don't know the exact price tag,
it should be very competitive to combat the fierce competition from other
known brand memory cards.