Memory card has gone onto become one of the most widely used storage media worldwide in the present day. These tiny little chip like devices are being used in various gadgets right from digital cameras and mobile phones to mp3 players and gaming consoles. They are almost everywhere and anywhere, with almost all devices having data storage making use of a memory card. Nowadays it is difficult to find a multimedia device which does not support this device. Like the advantages, the memory card also has certain disadvantages, both of which are summarized below.
One of the major advantages of the memory stick is definitely the size factor. It is definitely hard to believe that a tiny device like this can actually hold so much data. In addition to this, the fact that the user can choose for his liking the capacity that he needs is a bonus that comes along with this device. The tiny size also makes it more compatible and easy to carry.
Secondly, the memory stick is free of any kind of moving parts unlike the hard disk which contains multiple number of moving parts like the spindle, Read/Write heads etc. Absence of moving parts increases the data access speeds resulting in faster retrieval of data. Other than this, the ease with which you can transfer data between two storage media makes it the most preferred storage device among gadget freaks.
While the list of advantages keeps growing, it is these very advantages, which sometimes lead to the loss of data on the memory cards. One of the major issues while using this device is the deletion of files during data transfer. This usually happens when the user transfers files from the memory card on to the PC or vice versa.