There are tons of digital gadgets these days, and many of them require an SD card (or other flash memory) for storage. Every company has some initiative that they’re going to create some proprietary form factor, but this ends up hurting the consumer.
We have over 10 different flash memory standards, and each of these have their own variations. Because of all the confusion, there are now “52-in-1” card readers to handle the most popular flash memory types, and they don’t cover everything (like the new xD memory).
It is a big pain to carry around a flash card reader. It’s just one more thing we have to carry in our digital arsenal, as the average geek has about five or six devices already. Many of us have come across a situation where we want to take some data with us, but it would be a pain in the ass to cradle our device, wait for it to synch, or we simply cannot locate the adapter. We end up just “doing without” that little piece of data before heading out the door. Why can’t there be a better solution?
It’s like ten-thousand spoons, when all you need is a knife…
OCZ addresses this ever-growing problem by introducing a Secure Digital Flash card with a built-in standard USB interface. This card is a virtual Swiss-Army knife of flash memory, plugging directly into a standard USB port. The direct USB connection offers direct access to the stored data without the need for drivers or adapters. In addition, the direct USB interface bypasses the slow SD interface, allowing the memory to perform at its full potential.