Month: December 2017
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Categories: Tips & Tricks

It’s common for people to toss their memory card into a camera bag and just let it sit in their vehicle on a cold day, or take it on vacation through a humid rain forest exhibit, without a thought. However, it’s a little known fact that doing things like this can actually decrease the life span of that critical card holding all of your life’s memories.

We thought we’d put together some quick tips to keep in mind when handling those precious plastic storage squares.

Just Be Nice To It

First, and this one is obvious to some, don’t treat your cards like a piece of plastic. Even though they are small, they are actually high-end electronics.

There are many microscopic elements to a memory card or flash drive that once damaged, aren’t able to be fixed.

Insert them gently and straight, don’t bend them, don’t yank on it.  Be nice.

Wrap It Up & Keep It Clean

Dust and dirt are one of the biggest factors in memory cards losing their effectiveness. Always keep your card stored in the case it came with, and keep it away from dusty situations. Don’t just throw the card in your drawer or your camera case.

Water & Memory Cards Don’t Mix

Memory cards themselves are NOT water proof. Yet, it’s incredibly common to hear about people putting them in their pocket, without water proof protection, and heading into the ocean. If you’ve got a quality waterproof device that the card is in, you should be fine. We’re talking about having them loose, or even in their case, and getting in the water. This includes the rain too – as well as spills from drinks from your morning coffee.

If you do end up getting your cards wet, here’s a great “how to” that Sumona put together on how she got her data back.

Keep Them Away From Magnetic Fields

Ya know what’s in common with many car cell phone mounts, computer speakers, and refrigerators? Magnets.

Magnets are capable of destroying the data on any memory device just like they can any magnetic tape in your 1988 Rock and Roll cassette tape collection.

Stay Monogamous

Memory cards sometimes get weird when they are switched between MP3 players, cameras, computers, etc., without being formatted first.

So, if you can afford it, keep on memory card for each device you need to store information from.  If you are switching around, just format it first

We hope these tips help you to keep your cards operating as efficiently and as long as possible!

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Categories: News & Resources, Tips & Tricks

Maybe you operate a small business or organization, perhaps you travel and take a lot of pictures or you just enjoy capturing eventful moments and need extra storage space. You start to ask yourself if you need to purchase memory cards and flash drives in bulk. However, you are not sure if it is useful to buy in bulk or buy them as you need.

My name is Tim from On The Clock, and I think it is time that we start discussing the benefits for wholesale purchasing when it comes to bulk memory cards and flash drives.

What you need to know when purchasing wholesale flash drives and memory cards

You never want to find yourself in a situation where you are completely out of space on your flash drives or memory cards. You cannot risk the chance of missing out on valuable events that could benefit your personal life, business, organization or that big vacation you recently booked.

Below you will find 5 useful tips and reasons for wholesale memory cards and flash drives:

  1. Save money. We all enjoy saving money while purchasing the things we love and need the most. Purchasing memory saving devices in bulk such as memory cards and flash drives will be extremely cost efficient and save you a lot of money. As a bonus, you can usually have the shipping costs waived with bulk purchasing.
  2. Backup your work for everyone in the office! You and your employees could be spending hours or days in the office working on very important projects. Imagine if your computers crashed and you had no way to recover your hard-work. Having flash drives in bulk on hand is a great way to constantly backup your work and everyone else in your company.
  3. Take important documents and pictures with you. Rather it be traveling or sitting on your back patio, you can rest assured by knowing you will be able to have whatever you need at your convenience during the time you need it.
  4. The ability to have memory saving devices dedicated for specific events and projects. With the advantage of having these devices in bulk, you will be able to assign certain photos, documents, videos and more to a USB flash drive and memory card. This means no more guessing what is saved on what.
  5. Load up on brands you love. Some of these great brands include SanDisk, Kingston and Lexar. Ordering bulk products that have a reputable name to back their quality is extremely important.

Bulk USB flash drives make life easier

Flash drives give you the convenience to transfer important data and a variety of stored files with ease. This useful tool also allows you to run portable programs as well. Think about it, this means you do not have to install them onto someone’s computer which could make the owner reluctant for you to use it if you had to make installments.

Another valuable element when using a USB stick is the ability to perform updates on numerous computers. For example, you run an office with 16 employees and each employee uses a computer. Every so often you will need to perform security, software and other updates that a flash drive could help with. And the best part about it is that you will be able to perform these important updates very quickly by simply plugging in the flash drive into the computer’s USB port.

Bulk memory cards allow experiences to stay with you forever

Cameras, phones, tablets and other picture and video taking devices only provide a certain amount of storage space. With the addition of a quality memory card, you will be able to improve your storage space significantly. You do not necessarily have to be a professional photographer or videographer to know how quickly gigabytes are consumed. You will be able to cherish your memories forever.

With memory cards being small, light in weight and durable, it allows you to take them with you when you are on the go. They are easily interchangeable and reliable so you will never have to miss anything. You can look at them as being your personal assistant. Instead of buying only one memory card at a time and risk losing all of your videos and pictures. Gain a peace of mind while saving money when buying in bulk.