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SanDisk M2 8GB

Ralf Jurrien
IFA Report
Saturday 1st, September 2007
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

SanDisk announced that it is shipping the SanDisk 8GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) flash memory cards to phone manufacturers and mobile network operators (MNOs) for testing and evaluation purposes. Primarily used in Sony Ericsson mobile phones, the 8GB SanDisk M2 cards are ideal for the growing number of consumers who make their mobile Phone - with its built-in music player, digital camera and video player/recorder - the centerpiece of their digital lifestyle. At 8GB, SanDisk offers the largest capacity M2 card in the world. The new SanDisk M2 8GB card will allow consumers to listen to more than 2,000 digital songs, or store more than 5,000 high-resolution pictures, or up to 5 hours of high-quality MPEG 4 videos.

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SanDisk M2 8GB

SanDisk ExpressCard adapter

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Saturday 1st, September 2007

SanDisk launched the SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter, offering fast transfer speeds from memory cards to notebook computers without the need to carry cables or external card readers. The new SanDisk adapter fits into the ExpressCard slot now found in most new notebook computers, and accepts six card formats: SD, SDHC, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo. Many competing ExpressCard adapters only accept the full size Memory Stick format, running counter to the swing in market momentum toward the smaller Duo form factor. The SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard Adapter is expected to available in North America and Europe in September.

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SanDisk uSSD 5000 SSD

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Saturday 1st, September 2007

Joining global efforts to bring affordable personal computers to millions of people in developing nations, SanDisk announced the SanDisk uSSD 5000 solid state drive, which can be used as an economical substitute for hard disk drives in sub-$250 PCs. Among the first computers using uSSD solid state drives will be the Intel-powered classmate PC, intended for educational markets in emerging nations. The SanDisk uSSD 5000 solid state drive is the first SSD product from SanDisk to be offered with SanDisk’s patented multi-level cell (MLC) technology. MLC technology doubles data- storage capacities in the same physical space as single-level cell (SLC) technology, resulting in significant cost savings.

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SanDisk 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Saturday 1st, September 2007

SanDisk introduced a new capacity in its high-performance Memory Stick PRO Duo series; an 8GB Memory Stick PRO Duo card. The SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo 8GB flash card offers fast read and write speeds of 10 megabytes per second (10MB/sec), reducing the waiting time between camera shots and the download time when transferring photos and video to a computer. “With video recording becoming a standard feature on digital still cameras, memory cards need more capacity and speed to capture not only high-quality photos, but also video” said Susan Park, senior product marketing manager for SanDisk Ultra II cards. The new SanDisk 8GB SanDisk Ultra II Memory Stick PRO Duo card has a U.S. MSRP of $159.99.

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SanDisk 4GB Ultra II SDHC Plus

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Saturday 1st, September 2007

SanDisk introduced a new capacity in its high-performance SanDisk Ultra II line: a 4GB SDHC Plus card. The SanDisk Ultra II SDHC Plus 4GB card offers fast read and write speeds of 10 megabytes per second (10MB/sec), reducing the waiting time between camera shots and the download time when transferring photos and video to a computer. “With video recording becoming a standard feature on digital still cameras, memory cards need more capacity and speed to capture not only high-quality photos, but also video” said Susan Park, senior product marketing manager for SanDisk Ultra II cards. The 4GB SanDisk Ultra II SDHC Plus card has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price in the United States of $79.99.

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SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 30th, August 2007

SanDisk Corporation announced an 8 gigabyte (GB) model of its popular Cruzer Micro USB flash drive, double the largest capacity previously available in the Cruzer Micro line. Only two inches long, a half-inch thick and weighing less than half an ounce, the 8GB Cruzer Micro nonetheless can hold a massive personal library - 1,600 ultra-high-resolution digital pictures, 2,000 digital songs or five hours of high-quality home video. Cruzer Micro 8GB is expected to be available worldwide in mid-September with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price in the United States of $129.99. Cruzer Micro also continues to be available in four smaller capacities.

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Who remembers the time where we had to decide whether to choose for 4x 256MB cards or one huge 1GB flash memory card? It wasn’t even that long ago, in the beginnings of 2000, but when we take a look at the roadmap of CompactFlash and where the CF association hints where we are going for, it is simply mind blowing. The CF memory card has a confirmed roadmap of up to 144 petabytes in storage size (1 petabyte equals 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes or 1000 terabytes). However, don’t expect IFA International Consumer Electronics Show 2010 to unveil these kind of capacities, but we could see another highlight of the small SDXC flash memory card. Flash memory is the future and is used for digital camcorders, cameras, MP3 players, iPad, netbook, etc. And with 3D Blu-ray, Full HD.