What is a TF card?

These days, due to the need of saving large amounts of data and applications, smartphones are getting more storage. As a result, smartphones come with the external storage option, where the user is able to get a micro SD card which expands their phone storage. That aside, I know you are wondering; what is a TF card? To be honest, this card is barely known as there are so many users who don’t even know that such a card exists. In this article though, I am going to tell you everything you need to know about the TF cards, but more importantly, I will tell you it really is.

What is a TF card?

So, a TF or T-flash is the short form of TransFlash, and is a micro SD card, that was developed jointly by SANDISK and Motorola. This card saw the light of day for the first time in 2004. Basically, it’s an ultra-small card which is about a quarter size of the common SD card that we all know about and use. So you won’t be wrong if you were to classify this card as the smallest memory card that have ever been produced. The TF card is one of the SD card products. The card can work with any SD adapters and is compatible with all the memory card readers. After it is converted by the adapter, the TF card can be used as an SD card.

The TF cards can be used on a wide range of cameras, smartphones, computers and several others GPS devices to store data. The card adopts the latest controller and NAND MLC technology of the SANDISK Company. What’s more, TransFlash was the starting name of the product, and you will mostly find the card in 16MB and 32MB sizes. Since it was manufactured, the card has remained the same.

When you compare the TF card with the standard SD card, they differ in every aspect. In terms of protection, size, appearance, origin and definition. Also, SD cards can support SDIO mode, meaning that they are able to perform the task that re not related to memory – task like GPS, Bluetooth and near field communication. The TF card can’t perform these task. Coming across the TF cards is pretty tough these days. The standard SD cards have already flooded the market, whereas the TF cards was sort of kicked out.

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