Using your memory card, you can easily record and store your data including pictures, music, videos, documents and much more.
Memory cards differ in their capacity. They come in capacities of 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 128GB, 256GB, 1TB and 2TB.
Memory cards also differ in their format and features. They have different write and read speeds.
Price & Availability
Memory Card Prices In Kenya
|Memory Card Capacity||Cost||Action|
|2GB||Kshs 497||View/Buy Now|
|4GB||Kshs 590||View/Buy Now|
|8GB||Kshs 629||View/Buy Now|
|16GB||Kshs 948||View/Buy Now|
|32GB||Kshs 1,798||View/Buy Now|
|64GB||Kshs 2,298||View/Buy Now|
|128GB||Kshs 2,790||View/Buy Now|
Memory Card Format
Secure Digital SD Cards
SD – Secure Digital Cards are designed to be used on any device that has the SD card mark. They are also compatible with devices supporting SDXC and SDHC cards.
MicroSD Memory Cards
MicroSD cards are a smaller version of the SD card. They are compact in size and ideal for use with mobile phones as well as tablets. They add storage to microSD/microSDHC enabled devices.
Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC)
SDHC cards have high capacity ranging from 2GB to 32 GB. They are compatible with devices that support the SDHC format such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and cameras.
Secure Digital extended Capacity (SDXC) cards
SDXC cards have extended capacity above 32GB to 2TB.
Features To consider When Buying A Memory Card
It is important to choose the ideal card format that is compatible with your device. Most new Smartphones, tablets and cameras support micro-SD or SD memory cards.
Choose the appropriate storage capacity depending on your workload and the size of data that you intend to generate over a specific period. For instance, a 32GB memory card can store 4500 of 20MP photos.
Fast read speeds are known to reduce upload time allowing you to save, edit and share your data quickly.
Faster write speeds usually process large amounts of data in a faster manner. The minimum write speed is expressed in rating of speed class numbers – 2, 4, 6, & 10. A Class 10 rating indicates minimum write speed of 10MB per second, while Class 6 rating indicates minimum write speed of 6MB per second and so on.
The other write speed rating is the ultra high speed Class – UHS Speed U1 and UHS Speed U3 classes. UHS Speed U1 indicates minimum write speed of 10MB per second, while UHS Speed U3 is faster with minimum write speed of 30MB per second.
Check for durable features such as temperature proof, X-ray proof, waterproof or shock-proof.
Check for extra features that will enhance functionality and reliability, such as photo recovery software, error correction code and Advanced Wear Leveling. Error Correcting Code helps in detecting and correcting data transfer errors. Some models come with built-in write-protect switch that prevents any accidental data loss.
Popular brands in the Kenyan market are Sandisk, Toshiba, Transcend among others. Choosing a specific brand is usually a personal preference, though it is important to get an SD card from reputable brand.