The major benefit of a memory card with a large storage capacity comes from gaining more data storage for cameras, smartphones and tablets. This allows consumers to take more photos and shoot more videos without the need to transfer data to devices with more storage.

Other benefits of large memory card storage capacity include having more space for music when used with an MP3 player. Smartphones benefit from a larger storage capacity, enabling users to add more apps to their devices without taking up space on limited internal memory. The technology that allows a larger storage capacity for memory cards also carries over to other applications, allowing hard drive manufacturers and other media developers to innovate smaller storage devices in the future.