Solid State Media

Comparison of Memory SticksMemory cards, SIM cards, game console memory packs, PDA expansion packs and more

Dates are approximate and refer to availability in the UK or Europe where known, otherwise for US or elsewhere.

1980s

Psion Organiser Datapak (1984 – 1992)

1990s

PCMCIA / PC Card (1990 – mid 2000s)

Psion Series 3 Solid State Disk (1991 – 1999)

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) full-size (1991 – 2000s)

CompactFlash (Type I) (1994 – )

Miniature Card (1995 – late 1990s)

Sony PlayStation Memory Card (1995 – 2006)

SmartMedia (1995 – early 2000s)

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) mini-size (1996 – )

Nintendo 64 Controller Pak (1997 – 2003)

MultiMediaCard (1997 – 2005)

Memory Stick (1998 – mid 2000s)

Sega Visual Memory Unit (VMU) (1999 – 2001)

Handspring Springboard expansion module (1999 – 2002)

Secure Digital (SD) (1999 – )

2000s

Sony Memory Stick / Floppy Disk Adaptor (2000 – 2001)

Sony PlayStation 2 Memory Card (2000 – 2013)

USB flash drive (2000 – )

Nintendo GameCube memory card (2002 – 2007)

xD-Picture Card (2002 – 2010)

Memory Stick Duo (2002 – )

Nokia N-Gage card (2003 – 2006)

miniSD (2003 – 2008)

Tapwave Zodiac (2004 – 2005)

RS-MMC (Reduced Size MultiMedia Card) / MMCmobile (2004 – 2006)

Encrypted USB flash drive (2004 – )

Gizmondo card (2005 – 2006)

Xbox 360 Memory Unit (2005 – 2010)

microSD (2005 – )

Memory Stick Micro (M2) (2006 – 2009)

Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) (2006 – )

2010s

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) micro-size (2010 – )

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) nano-size (2012 – )

Sony PlayStation Vita memory card (2012 – )