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The Mass Storage Menagarie - The Changing World of Small Storage

Last Updated: 
Nov 13, 2008

Lately it seems like there is a new mass storage standard introduced every day.  It's getting difficult to keep track of all of the new standards.  CompactFlash was the only game in town for a while, but now the maker of a new device has to choose between CF, SD, SDIO, MMC, RS-MMC, MMC Plus, Memory Stick, XD, and CE-ATA mass storage devices. Sometimes a new standard has an obvious advantage, sometimes it seems like Betamax vs. VCS.  This article gives a brief picture of these interfaces and sort out their differences. To view more on this topic, click the download link above. 

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