Memory card

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

MicroSDAlternatively referred to as a flash memory card, a Memory card is a type of storage media that is often used to store photos, videos, or other data in electronic devices. Devices that commonly use a memory card include digital cameras, digital camcorders, handheld computers, MP3 players, PDAs, cell phones, game consoles, and printers. The picture to the right is a MicroSD flash memory card, which is just one of the types of memory cards available.

There are a handful of different types of memory cards on the market, each varying in size, compatibility, and storage capacity. Links to more information on the most commonly used types of memory cards are listed below.

Types of computer memory cards

How can I increase the size of a memory card?

The size of a memory card is fixed and cannot be increased. If your memory card is full, consider deleting some of the files stored on the memory card. Or, consider moving the files to a different storage device, or purchasing a memory card with more capacity and replace the memory card with the new card.

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