Memory manufacturer SanDisk has announced a series of portable flash drives with a retractable, reversible connector that allows users to use the stick with both USB Type-C and Type-A devices. This might be especially useful for offloading images from a smartphone to a computer. Read more
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Hard disk drive giant Western Digital has acquired flash memory manufacturer SanDisk in a deal worth $18 billion. Read more
SanDisk has refreshed its iXpand Flash Drive design with a flexible Lightning connector, USB 3.0 and a revamped app for iOS. Read more
SanDisk has introduced the Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card, calling it the fastest microSD card in the world. The new Extreme PRO will be offered in 64GB and 128GB capacities, and features transfer speeds up to 275MB/sec with Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) ratings. Read more
Yesterday, Western Digital announced plans to acquire SanDisk Corporation, a company that specializes in memory chips and SD cards. According to a statement released on Wednesday, WD will purchase all of SanDisk’s shares in a deal totaling about $19 billion; a combination of cash and stock will be paid. Read more
SanDisk has announced the latest addition to its Extreme Pro class of memory cards. The 512GB Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-I is introduced as the world's highest capacity SD card, supporting 4K video with write speeds up to 90 MB/s and UHS Speed Class 3 recording. Read more
SanDisk has announced its new 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card with Class 10 performance and read speeds up to 30MB/s.
Looking for an easy way to share your photos with nearby smartphone and tablet users? We look at a couple solutions from SanDisk.
Cementing its commitment to the 'CFast' standard, SanDisk has introduced the Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 memory card, the first of its kind. The card boasts read speeds of up to 450MB/s and write speeds of up to 350MB/s, and will be sold with 60 or 120GB of storage. As a competitor to the Nikon-backed XQD standard, this first CFast 2.0 card is introduced alongside with an ARRI AMIRA documentary-style camera that records to internal CFast 2.0 cards. Click through for more details and full press release.
SanDisk has introduced a high capacity CompactFlash card with 256GB of storage. The card boasts write speeds of 65MB/s and transfer speeds up to 160MB/s. It's also rated with a VPG-65 Video Performance Guarantee, promising adequate speed for 4K video capture. As is the case with SanDisk's other Extreme Pro cards, it's designed to withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperatures. Click through for all of the details.
New flash drive and new media drive available for pre-order now.
16GB to 64GB size cards now available for smartphones, tablets and cameras.
Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony and Toshiba have announced they are working on a 'security solution' for the Secure Digital format - a move more about transferring paid-for content onto mobile devices than about photography. The system will associate cards with content buyers, so that rights-owners feel they can allow those buyers to move copyrighted Blu-Ray and downloaded HD content onto the cards. Or, in marketing speak: 'enables the effortless consumption of online and offline content across multiple device platforms.'
The interviews are done, the pictures have been taken, the video footage is awaiting editing, and the dry sandwiches and warm coke have been consumed. We're heading home from PPE 2011 now, but here's a taste of some of the things that didn't quite make it into our other coverage.
Sandisk has announced its UHS-I comaptible Extreme Pro SDHC memory cards are now available in 8GB to 32GB capacities with retail prices of $109.99 to $349.99. Complying to the SD 3.0 specification, the cards offer maximum read/write speeds of 45MB/s and adhere to latest UHS Class 1 video rating, offering 10MB/s minimum write speed for recording 1080p HD videos or 3D content.
Pre-CES 2011: SanDisk has unveiled the 128GB Extreme Pro, world's fastest high-capacity CompactFlash card with 100MB/s write speed. The card is designed for cameras with full HD video recording capabilities of up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling, as well as full hi-resolution continuous shooting speeds. The card is available for pre-order from the company's website at a suggested retail price of $1,499.99.
SanDisk has announced it is shipping its 1 GB Write Once Read Many (WORM) SD memory cards in volume to the Japanese police force. Introduced in 2008 in 128MB capacity, files recorded onto the WORM cards can be stored up to 100 years, and cannot be altered or deleted. The card is aimed at industries where unaltered content is vital such as police investigations, court testimony, electronic voting etc. The SD WORM card is available worldwide, with 'pricing dependent upon the quantity ordered.'
PMA 2010: SanDisk has released its first SDXC (Extended capacity) memory card in 64GB capacity. It offers Class 4 speed with maximum data transfer speed of up to 15MB/s and complements the release of the many SDXC compatible cameras released this year. The 64GB Ultra SDXC card is currently available online at a retail price of $349.99.
SanDisk has announced 32GB variants of its Ultra Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo memory cards. The Ultra-branded Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo with read/write speeds of up to 30 MB/s will ship from November 2009 at a price of $279.99 while the Memory Stick PRO Duo is available now for $223.99.
SanDisk has released a series of Extreme Pro CompactFlash cards with the super-fast read and write speeds of up to 90MB/s. The line supercedes the Extreme IV range and will start shipping this week in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities at a MSRP ranging from $300 to $800. The company has also released another line CF and SDHC cards called the Extreme series (replacing the Extreme III series) offering transfer speeds of up to to 60MB/s and 30 MB/s respectively that will be available from 8GB to 32GB with their price ranging from $130 to $375.
SanDisk has introduced the world's fastest 32GB SDHC card. It reads and writes at speeds of up to 30 megabytes per second and adheres to the new SD Association Class 10 specification. The card can record up to 160 minutes of 1920x1080 pixels HD videos at 24Mb/s data transfer rate. It will start shipping in August.
Photokina 2008: SanDisk has today introduced new Compact Flash cards which offer increased storage capacity and faster read/write speeds. The Extreme III CompactFlash card now comes in a 32GB version with a speed of 30MB/s, and the Extreme IV CompactFlash card now comes in a 16GB version with a speed of 45 MB/s. In addition, the rest of the Extreme IV range has been upgraded to a read/write speed of 45MB/s.
SanDisk has introduced the Extreme III 30MB/s Edition line of SD High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards. Featuring a 50% speed boost from previous 20MB/s cards, the new card makes it possible to record 39 6MB images while shooting at 4.5 fps - complementing the new range of DSLRs. In addition, they are also capable of operating in temperatures ranging from -13 to 185 degrees Fahrenheit or -25 to 85 degrees Celsius.
Sandisk today announced the imminent availability of its highest capacity Extreme III SDHC card to date. The 8GB media is bundled with a free Sandisk MicroMate USB 2.0 reader worth $20 and is a class 6 SDHC device guaranteeing write speeds of 6MB/s or faster. The pair are expected to ship within 30 days and will retail for around $179.99.
SanDisk today launched a speedy card reader for ExpressCard-equipped notebook computers. The SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard™ Adapter, to give it its full name, is compatible with SD and Memory Stick Duo form-factors (and all current variants of these) but omits full-size Memory Sticks. It should reach North American stores sometime in Sept 2007 for around $29.99. European pricing is yet to be announced.
SanDisk today announced the availability of higher capacities in its Ultra II range of flash media with 4GB SDHC Plus and 8GB Memory Stick PRO DUO cards. The SDHC follows SanDisk's clever and useful two-in-one design with integrated USB connector for effortless data transfer. Worldwide availability is expected by October 2007.
Sandisk has introduced its new 'Ducati Edition' range of high speed flash memory cards, inspired by its sponsorship of the Ducati Corse MotoGP team. Available in CompactFlash and SDHC formats with capacities of 4 and 8 GB for the CF and 4GB for the SDHC, the new media are Sandisk's fastest yet - claimed to reach speeds of 45 and 20 MB per second respectively. The SDHC card is of Sandisk's 'Plus' design incorporating a USB plug into the body of the card which is protected by a hinged section of the shell - until now this feature has been limited to the Ultra II range.
SanDisk and Sony have jointly today announced the new SxS memory card format designed for professional camcorders. This new format is essentially the definition of a PCI Express memory card, it's the same size and has the same interface. Initially announced in 16 GB capacity we wouldn't be surprised to see this doubling within a few months (such is the pace of flash memory development). Although not strictly digital photography related (yet) this format may well be of interest to developers of professional medium format backs and other specialized cameras.
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 a device that allows you display still images and movies on a television. SanDisk Photo Album (SPA) can take eight types of storage media as well as portable flash drives. One of the key features is that the SPA stores images in a format optimal for television viewing. The SPA comes with a remote control and will retail for around $49.99 (approx. €46).
SanDisk has announced three new card readers; the ImageMate 12-in-1, ImageMate 5-in-1 and the ImageMate CompactFlash. Each new reader has a one-touch transfer button and software for simplifying common tasks such as renaming and emailing files. All devices come bundled with image cataloguing program Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 Starter Edition.
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.