Digital media storage comes in all shapes and sizes. From large external hard drives to the small micro SD cards, there’s never been so many ways to store your stuff. Knowing what the right media format is best for you often times is a difficult and troublesome question. Knowing what format your digital media devices primarily use is the first hurdle he must overcome. Whether it be a Sony memory stick or standard run of the mill thumb drive. Ideally a person would make sure that the flash memory needs are IN the same format thus preventing the trouble of having to cater to several types of digital flash media.

Another common obstacle when it comes to purchasing your flash memory is how much of it you need. The pricing in the flash memory arena is strictly dictated by one factor, how much data can it hold. The 256 MB flash memory stick will cost you substantially less than the same memory stick that holds 32 GB. I personally believe in this particular situation that more is better. I tend to always purchase flash memory with the highest storage space available. I do this for two reasons. The first being obviously the purchasing flash memory with loads of space allows you to hold more data but most importantly is the second reason and that’s simply put it is as technology changes and advances the need for larger digital storage space will increase. Take this for example, when digital cameras first hit the scene the standard resolution for digital picture was 1.3 MB fast forward 15 years later and the standard resolution for digital camera is 10 to 12 MB per picture this simply equates to higher quality picture but at a higher cost of storage space. So my personal rule of thumb applies, when it comes to memory the more the better.

The second factor to consider when making your flash memory purchased this price. And as I illustrated above if you follow my advice you will pay more. But take this into consideration for just one moment if you pay nine dollars for a small undersized flash memory drive as opposed to spending $20 for a substantially larger drive and a years time you find yourself purchasing yet another drive for another nine dollars how much money will you have really saved in the end?

Digital media has become tightly ingrained in our everyday life and making sure that we have the adequate space to store that media is going to become an ever-increasing issue. Whether you’re storing a few thousand songs or pictures or your college thesis, leaving the size of your flash memory space to chance is foolhardy at best.