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OCZ Secure Digital Dual Memory Card

Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
Supplied by: OCZ Technology
Street Price: $52

by Dean Barker (10/16/2006)

Introduction

OCZ Technology is well known as a leader in the manufacture of high performance memory products.  This isn't limited to their flashy and innovative DDR and DDR2 memory sticks with such advances as the XTC heat spreaders, it also includes items such as their ultra small OCZ Mini-Kart Flash drive that is the size of two pennies and the many points in between.  When the Mini-Kart was released, I remember thinking to myself 'that holds a lot of promise in many different directions.'  Well, one of those directions has been realized. 

OCZ has released their Secure Digital Dual Drive.  Sized in micro form like the Mini-Kart, the new drive is based on a Secure Digital (SD) interface on one end for use in cameras, digital camcorders, MP3 players, PDAs, Cell phones etc. on one end while having a USB 2.0 connector on the other.  This takes portable data to a new level with the ability to carry data from a media device such as a camera directly to your PC for upload.  Or a more practical approach, keep it in your wallet for true data on the go.  Priced at just over $50, the OCZ SD Dual Card shows practical advantage at a reasonable price.  Our thanks go to OCZ Technology, specifically Jessica, for sponsoring this review today.

Specifications

  • Observed dimensions: 32 x 24 x 2mm

  • 80x speed

  • Secure Digital (SD) Memory compliant

  • USB 2.0 compliant

  • Write protection switch

  • Lifetime warranty

  • Available in 2GB and 1GB sizes

The unit

As you can see below, the OCZ Secure Digital Dual unit is small, very small.  Not much larger than the penny you see it beside in pic three below.  This cuts two ways; compact means easy to carry in non-traditional ways such as in a photo sleeve in your wallet but it also means, small as in it can be easily misplaced.  For me, portability always wins hands down every time.

     

Like the write protection switch on floppy disks, the OCZ Secure Digital Dual card also comes so equipped.  The OCZ SD card sports one on the side of the unit.  With such a large capacity of memory, a safeguard to keep an accidental loss of data is a nice reassurance.


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