SMART microSD Cards Explained
The trends in tech design are pushing in two seemingly incongruent directions: devices are becoming smaller than ever before, but they are also becoming more powerful. This means that the embedded memory used in them has to be small in size, but big in speed and capability. Enter the microSD card. As the smallest version of Secure Digital cards available, microSD cards are ideal for small form factor devices that require large and reliable storage capabilities, even in challenging operating conditions. The addition of SMART to already powerful microSD cards means that end users can get the capacity they need with the highest possible level of reliability. Continue reading to learn more about SMART microSD cards with integrated self-monitoring technology.
microSD cards are a version of the popular line of Secure Digital memory cards. These cards, which have been used for memory for over 20 years, remain one of the most popular options for embedded storage because of their broad compatibilities and reliable design. Each SD card is created according to specifications set by the Secure Digital Association, ensuring that end users will always know what to expect from their SD card, regardless of the manufacturer.
The traditional SD card has undergone many revamps over the years in order to meet changing device needs. The microSD card is the result of one of these redesigns. It was created to serve the exploding small electronics market for both commercial and industrial applications. In industrial grade formats, microSD cards feature SLC, or single-level cell, flash technology. This enables the cards to provide both great performance and reliability in rugged conditions with extended temperature ranges, shock, and vibration.
SMART microSD cards
Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, or SMART, can be integrated into many data storage devices. SMART microSD cards allow users to keep an eye on the functionality of the embedded memory device. With SMART, users can monitor the action of the microSD card in real time, so that they can identify any signs of issues. They can also monitor the program and erase cycles, so that they can see how many have been used in order to estimate the remaining useful lifespan of the microSD card. With these tools, users can better manage their embedded storage and make plans for transitioning to a replacement microSD card before they experience a failure in the field.
At Delkin, you’ll find microSD cards with a range of capacities to suit every kind of device. Contact our team today to learn more about SMART microSD card options.
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