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SanDisk today announced that from next month 8GB will be the highest capacity available in its standard range of SDHC media cards. Previously restricted to the premium 'Ultra II' line, the lower cost and speed of the new cards make them ideal for owners of the latest crop of high-resolution compact digital cameras. As with the Ultra II, SanDisk will bundle an SDHC reader with the card.
Sandisk is expanding its range of Extreme III media with new 4GB SDHC™ and Memory Stick PRO Duo™cards. The SDHC is rated as 'Class 6' which guarantees a minimum sustained write speed of 6MB/s, although Sandisk say it is capable of 20MB/s. It will also be bundled with a MicroMate™ USB 2.0 reader, ensuring compatibility with the new standard. The Memory Stick PRO Duo™ card is said to have a sequential read/write rating of 18MB/s.
PMA 2007: Sandisk has today introduced its largest capacity SDHC media to date, packing 8GB into the familiar format. Part of the popular 'Ultra II' range, the new card is given a Class 4 speed rating guaranteeing a minimum sustained write speed of 4MB/s. Sandisk has also chosen to bundle an SDHC reader with the card. This is a nice gesture on their part as older devices are not compatible with the new standard.
Pre-PMA 2007: In an announcement today Greg Rhine, head of SanDisk's consumer business talked about introducing a 'new category in the middle of the year: a read-only memory card'. This new flash card is using a technology which SanDisk are calling '3D memory' which we presume is based on the Matrix Memory technology which it acquired in 2006 for $250m and we first reported on in 2002 at PMA. These write-once cards are likely to be very cheap but have the advantage of very long term storage (100+ years).
Photokina 2006: SanDisk also announced today the 4GB Ultra II SD High Capacity card that is capable of storing more than 2000 high-res images or up to 8 hours of MPEG 4 video. The 4GB Ultra II SDHC features write speeds of 9MB/sec and read speeds of 10MB/sec and will be sold with SanDisk's MicroMate USB 2.0 reader.
SanDisk has today announced its new Extreme IV CompactFlash cards and the Extreme Firewire 800/400 reader. These new cards will be available in 2, 4 and 8 GB capacities and are rated as delivering 'minimum read and write speeds' of 40 MB/sec. They are also designed to be able to withstand extremes of temperature from -25°C (-13°F) to 85°C (185°F), which will be good news for anyone in the UK at the moment.
SanDisk has today announced its entrance into the SDHC market with a 4.0 GB SDHC card with a rated 'Class 2' which refers to a minimum sustained write speed of 2.0 MB/sec, slightly slower than other recently announced SDHC cards. So far very few products can actually take advantage of these new SDHC cards although we expect to see more news on this front at Photokina in September.
CeBIT 2006: While this story may be of more interest to Sony PSP owners it should also be noted that the majority of new Sony digital cameras announced this year feature MemoryStick Duo slots (rather than the full size MemoryStick) which hints at the general future of MemoryStick. SanDisk has today revealed its highest capacity MemoryStick Pro Duo card to date, now a hefty 4 GB in a package which measures just 20 x 31 x 1.6 mm (0.8 x 1.2 x 0.1 in). To think that back in 2000 we were getting excited about 1 GB Microdrives.
PMA 2005: SanDisk has today previewed the Ultra II SD PLUS card, which converts into a USB 2.0 flash drive. The product, which was first announced at CES in January, does away with the need for card readers; the bottom half of the card flips back using hinges and you can simply plug it in your USB port and download your images. There is also an LED that blinks when data transfer is taking place. The card will start shipping in April and will be available in capacities of 512MB and 1GB, with suggested retail prices of $109.99 and $149.99 respectively.
SanDisk has today announced a unique SD card which has a hinged portion, flip this over and the card becomes a USB 2.0 Flash Drive. This neat piece of engineering means that you can flip the card out of your camera and straight into your computer without the need for any card readers or cables. Clever. SanDisk expect to be able to produce this new card in capacities of up to 1.0 GB, they will have more detail and initial samples at the upcoming PMA 2005 show. UPDATE: While the flip over design is new the idea of a built-in USB plug isn't.
SanDisk Corporation has expanded its industrial product line with the introduction of 4 and 8GB ComopactFlash cards and 8 and 16GB PC cards. The new cards double the current maximum capacity available and offer faster read and write times of 20 megabytes per second. Industrial grade CF and PC cards offer extended temperature ranges, extreme endurance, an MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 3 million hours, extended shock and vibration resistance, complete serialization and traceability, and a seven-year warranty. The standard grade cards offer a competitively priced product with high endurance and 1 million hours of MTBF.
SanDisk has announced it is doubling the current maximum capacities of a range of its cards. SanDisk's Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD cards are now available in 4GB, 1GB and 2GB capacities ranging in price from $199 - $799. The minuscule miniSD and RS-MMC cards, used in mobile phones with camera, video and MP3 capabilities, will now be available in 512MB capacities priced $69.99. All cards will be available by November.
SanDisk has announced the largest capacity for the world's smallest flash memory card currently available, the 256MB TransFlash. It is one fourth the size of an SD card, measuring 15 x 11 x 1mm, roughly the size of a fingernail. It can be inserted in SD-enabled devices when using an adaptor. It has primarily been developed for mobile camera phones that are taking increasingly larger still images and are capable of downloading video clips.
SanDisk has today announced its new range of memory cards which double the performance speeds of its predecessor. Aimed at professionals, the new Extreme III range includes CompactFlash, SD and Memory Stick PRO media with the first two boasting read/write speeds of 20MB/sec, while the latter has 18MB/sec. SanDisk says its cards will work in extreme temperatures ranging from -13F (-25C) to 185F (85C). Integrated RescuePRO software allows photographers to recover accidentally deleted images or data. They will begin shipping in October.
SanDisk has announced the availability of its budget-priced Shoot & Store line of flash memory cards in Europe. The cards, including CompactFlash, SD, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Cards, will be sold according to the number of images that can be stored as well as their capacities. The new range is aimed at new digital converts who want the convenience of leaving their flash cards with developers as well as those who don’t have the time or ability to download images to a computer. Prices are expected to range from around €10 for 32MB to approximately €15 for 64MB, both excluding VAT.