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Toshiba announce 128MB SmartMedia

By dpreview staff on Sep 26, 2000 at 04:00 GMT

Toshiba, in a Japanese press release today announced 128MB SmartMedia will go on sale at the "end of September". The big "gotcha" of course is that because SmartMedia is really "Dumb" (it doesn't have a controller in the card like CF) almost none of todays SmartMedia digital cameras will be able to use the new 128MB cards.. No manufacturers have yet announced updates for their cameras to be able to use it.

Any manufacturers who'd like to confirm their cameras work with the upcoming 128MB SmartMedia please send me an email.

The new 128 MB SmartMedia uses two 512 Mbit NAND flash chips (one seen above) to produce a full 1 Gbit of flash memory (128 MBytes).

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