Building a better system from the ground up sometimes involves digging into even the most mundane components. Take
memory cards, for instance. To provide larger storage capacity and faster access rates--PlayStation2 cards transfer data
200 times faster than cards for the original PlayStation--PlayStation2 developers have upgraded the technology for the
new memory card. The 8 MB Memory Card uses Flash Memory, the storage technology that's revolutionizing handheld
computers, digital cameras, and MP3 players. In contrast, the 128 KB memory cards that were designed for the original
PlayStation use memory blocks. While large files can spill over several blocks, you can't store more than one file per
block in that design, no matter how small the file. The 8 MB Memory Card allieviates that problem by organizing and
storing files much more like a computer hard disk.