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Computer Applications I 2.04 - Use miniature mobile storage media.

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Computer Applications I 2.04 - Use miniature mobile storage media.

  1. 1. Computer Applications I 2.04 - Use miniature mobile storage media .
  2. 2. Miniature Mobile Storage Devices <ul><li>Miniature mobile storage devices are becoming increasingly popular because a wide variety of digital devices have been developed over recent years that require temporary data storage. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, digital and video cameras require vast amounts of storage space for audio and video files and photographs that can be transferred to a computer system or to a proprietary printer. </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally, computer users need to move large data files from one device to another. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequently, the floppy disks, zip disks, and other magnetic media of the past are quickly being replaced with miniature storage devices using flash storage technology. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Pocket PCs and PDAs use Compact Flash or SD Media for extra storage space for programs and data files. </li></ul>Pocket PCs and PDAs
  4. 4. <ul><li>Digital and video cameras use Compact Flash, Memory Sticks, xD Picture Cards, Trans Flash, Smart Media, or SD Media for storage. </li></ul>Digital and Video Cameras
  5. 5. <ul><li>Digital photo printers accept Compact Flash, Memory Sticks, xD Picture Cards, Trans Flash, Smart Media, or SD Media for input directly into the printer. </li></ul>Digital Photo Printers
  6. 6. <ul><li>A wide variety of miniature mobile storage media has been developed, and new products are constantly being developed that are smaller in size yet provide increasingly greater storage capacity. </li></ul><ul><li>Storage capacity ranges from 256MB to 8 GB. </li></ul><ul><li>Note that each type has a unique size and shape! </li></ul>Miniature Mobile Storage Media
  7. 7. <ul><li>Smart Media  One of the first miniature media devices developed. </li></ul><ul><li>It has the thickness of a credit card and can be identified by its square shape and the vertical gold bars across the top. </li></ul><ul><li>It is approximately 1” square in size. </li></ul>Smart Media
  8. 8. <ul><li>Compact Flash  also one of the earlier media that was developed. </li></ul><ul><li>It was initially used in PDAs and digital cameras. It is still very popular. </li></ul><ul><li>It is approximately 1” square also, but much thicker than Smart Media. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice that it is wider than it is tall. </li></ul>Compact Flash
  9. 9. <ul><li>SD Media is smaller in size than Compact Flash. It is also very popular. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice that it is taller than it is wide. </li></ul>SD or S ecure D igital
  10. 10. <ul><li>Mini SD Media is smaller in size than regular SD media. It is also gaining in popularity. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice that it is taller than it is wide and also it is shown with an adapter for use in regular SD media devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the distinct notch in the top left corner. </li></ul>Mini SD
  11. 11. <ul><li>The Memory Stick was developed by Sony for use in Sony digital cameras and video cameras. </li></ul><ul><li>It is approximately ¾ ” wide by about 2” tall. </li></ul>Memory Stick
  12. 12. <ul><li>The Memory Stick Pro replaces the original memory stick. </li></ul><ul><li>It is approximately ¾ ” wide by about 2” tall. </li></ul><ul><li>Notice the unique notch in its top left side. </li></ul>Memory Pro
  13. 13. <ul><li>The Memory Stick Duo Pro is only about half as tall as the original memory stick. </li></ul>Memory Stick Duo Pro
  14. 14. <ul><li>One of the more recent media types is the xD Picture Card. </li></ul><ul><li>Note that it has a slightly curved bottom that makes it distinct in appearance. </li></ul>xD Picture Card
  15. 15. <ul><li>Another recent media type is TransFlash. </li></ul><ul><li>Note that its shape is uniquely identified by the jagged bottom edge. </li></ul>Miniature Mobile Storage Media
  16. 16. <ul><li>One of the most popular flash memory devices is USB Flash Memory . </li></ul><ul><li>Because it has a USB connector, it is the most universal in use for transferring data among computers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is also know as a jump drive, pen drive , and various other names given to it by manufacturers. </li></ul>USB Flash Memory (Drives)
  17. 17. <ul><li>Because miniature mobile storage is so popular and necessary for the gigantic data files being used today, many tablet computers and laptop computers come with a multiple media reader option which is now taking the place of the “A” drive. </li></ul>Miniature Storage Media Readers This tablet PC is reading SD Media.
  18. 18. <ul><li>This tablet is downloading photographs from a Memory Stick. </li></ul>Miniature Storage Media Readers
  19. 19. <ul><li>If you don’t have a built in reader for the miniature media, adapters are available that plug into the USB port of any modern computer. </li></ul>Miniature Storage Media Readers
  20. 20. <ul><li>The USB adapter shown on the right will accept Compact Flash media so that it can be used in any computer with a USB port. </li></ul>Miniature Media Reader Adapters The USB adapter shown on the left will accept SD media so that it can be used in any computer with a USB port.
  21. 21. <ul><li>The PCMII adapter for laptops shown on the right will accept several media devices so that the laptop computer can read them. </li></ul>Miniature Media Reader Adapters
  22. 22. <ul><li>The multiple media reader shown on the right is perhaps the most universal reader because it can be plugged into any computer that has a USB port and it reads a variety of the media formats that are available today. </li></ul>Miniature Storage Media Readers
  23. 23. <ul><li>Smart Media </li></ul><ul><li>SD Media </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Stick </li></ul><ul><li>Compact Flash </li></ul><ul><li>Mini SD Media </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Stick Pro </li></ul><ul><li>Memory Stick Duo Pro </li></ul><ul><li>xD Picture Card </li></ul><ul><li>TransFlash </li></ul><ul><li>USB Flash Memory </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jump drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pen drive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Test Taking Tip: Use Flash Cards when learning to identify the media by their distinct sizes and shapes. </li></ul>Summary of Storage Devices

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