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Memory Buying Guide

Memory Buying Guide

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Looking to upgrade your PC's memory?
Why upgrade your system memory
Why use Dell memory?
What if you don't have a Dell system?
How much memory do you need?
How can you be sure you purchase the right memory?
How do you install memory?
Another system performance maximizer: Consider upgrading your hard drive or CD/DVD drive.
Interested in memory for digital cameras, PDAs, or printers, or USB Removable Memory?
Dell DDR Memory
Dell DDR2 Memory
Dual-Channel Memory
System memory glossary
Flash Memory Glossary

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Interested in memory for digital cameras, PDAs, or printers, or USB Removable Memory?

Dell memory products are selected and priced with high quality and affordability in mind. For a guide to various flash memories, please visit the Flash Memory Glossary page in the online Buying Guide section.

Do you need additional flash memory?

If you want to get the most out of your digital camera, handheld, pc or printer...additional memory is a must.

What can you do with additional flash memory?

For digital cameras - flash memory cards allow you to take and store more pictures.
For handhelds - flash memory cards allow you to listen to music or audio books, view and share pictures or videos, play games and back up critical data files.
For desktops and notebooks - USB flash drives provide a quick and easy way to store and transfer documents, presentations, pictures, music and video.
For printers - upgrading printer memory is a key way to help increase the speed at which your printer spools.

Adding flash memory is a cost-effective way to help maximize your system's performance, protect your data and stay up to speed with all the new technologies.

Flash memory is easy to buy and easy to use. Many digital devices come with a built in card slot. Depending on the slot, the device may take a CompactFlash, Secure Digital (SD), MemoryStick PRO or other types of memory cards. These cards are removable and can be erased and reused as often as necessary and typically come in sizes ranging from 128MB - 4GB (See table below for some of the most commonly used cards capacities. Check the Product Details for information on which type of card your device takes).

For more information, please visit the Flash Memory Glossary page in the online Buying Guide section.

CARD CAPACITY-Music/Videos*128MB256MB512MB1.0GB
Music (128kbps) How many songs-Music? 3366133266
Video (300kbps) How many minutes-Video? N/A114228455
CARD CAPACITY-Pictures*128MB256MB512MB1.0GB
Camera-3MP (Avg. compressed image size 1.17 MB)109219438876
Camera-4MP (Avg. compressed image size 1.90 MB)67134269538
Camera-5MP (Avg. compressed image size 2.54 MB)50100201403
Camera-6MP (Avg. compressed image size 3.04 MB)4284168336
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