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XD Picture card

XD Picture card

Xd Picture card is flash memory card format which is used for storing pictures, photos, images, audios, videos etc. xD cards are available in capacities of 16 MiB up to 2 GiB. The xd Card were developed by Olympus and Fujifilm, and introduced into the market in July 2002. Toshiba Corporation and Samsung Electronics manufacture the cards for Olympus and Fujifilm.

As compared to other flash memory card it has lots of advantages. The size of XD card is 20*25*1.7mm, and the total volume is only 0.85 cubic centimeter. It weighs only about 2g. The maximum capacity can be 8GB. The common capacity of XD card is 512MB, 1G, and 2G. XD card uses single side 18 pins port.

Fuji and Olympus have developed XD card with the largest capacity of 1GB in 2004. And the read-write speed is faster (reading rate is 5MB/S, and writing rate is 3MB/S). It satisfies large amount of data write-in and has a lower consumption. XD-picture card can not only be used at PC adaptor card and USB card reader, but also Compact Flash convert adaptor. It also can be used as a storage medium of Compact Flash in DC. Although it is a little expensive, with the decreasing price of Flash Memory chips and card, the price of XD card is going to decrease too.

Olympus began to earnestly move away from the xD format with the release of the E-P1 camera, which supports only SD memory cards. In 2010, all new Olympus cameras announced at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show and Photo Marketing Association International Trade Show can use SD cards.

As of 2010 the xD format is obsolescent. New cards are still manufactured, but cameras supporting xD memory cards exclusively are no longer manufactured. Previously, xD competed primarily with Secure Digital card (SD), CompactFlash (CF), and Sony's Memory Stick.

XD card Contains no flash translation layer (designed to emulate the block device structure of a magnetic disk drive). Better-designed flash file systems can directly access the NAND flash hardware.

XD card Recovery

If you have lost your SD card data and want to get back don’t worry we provide memory card recovery software to recover your all types of lost data from XD picture card. Memory card recovery program works as XD card recovery software to recover data from XD card.

Memory card file recovery software can recover data from corrupted, formatted or virus infected memory cards. Now you can recover photos, pictures and images from XD card using this memory card files recovery software. Memory card files retrieval program supports data recovery from XD picture card of different capacity.

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