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Published 19th January 2016 | Article by KingstonMemoryShop | Posted in Tech Talk

At Kingston Memory Shop, we want to help our customers as much as possible, so we have collated some of our most common questions and answers for you:

How do I upgrade my computer’s RAM?

When upgrading your computer’s RAM, you can see our full step-by-step guide here which will talk you through it.

What is the difference between an SD, SDHC and an SDXC memory card?

First of all, SD stands for Secure Digital. SDHC; Secure Digital High Capacity, SDXC; Secure Digital eXtended Capacity. The key thing to note,is that there is no quality or security difference between any of these formats.
SD were the first cards that were widely available some years back, however they can only store up to 2GB of data.
SDHC cards have a capacity of 4GB-32GB, but can only be used in SDHC compatible devices. These are not compatible with SD devices. Look for the SDHC logo for compatibility. SDHC cards are forward compatible with SDXC devices.
SDXC are the latest in memory card technology and boast a capacity of 64GB-512GB, so if you are looking for a larger storage capacity SDXC is advisable. These are not compatible with SDHC devices. Look for the SDXC logo on your device.

Where can I find my Apple computer’s model number?

Where to find your Apple computer’s model number varies depending on which model you have. See a full guide here which will talk you through finding the model number whether you are on an iMac, Mac Mini, or MacBook.

What is the difference between an SSD and a traditional HDD?

The traditional hard drive (HDD) is the basic storage which comes as standard in a computer. A solid state drive (SSD) performs very similarly to an HDD but instead of a magnetic coating on top of platters, it stores data on flash memory chips that retain data even when there is no power. To see which SSD is best for your computer, check out our SSD memory configurator.

How and when should I format my memory card?

We recommend formatting your memory card every few months to ensure that you get the best out of it. For a step-by-step guide, see our guide on how to format your memory card.

Got any more questions?

If you have any questions, please contact our friendly staff online here who will be more than happy to help.

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