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Sony has made a name for themselves by relying a lot on proprietary formats. ATRAC and MS Pro are just a couple that Sony has created over the years, and many consumers have expressed dissatisfaction with the move. But in more recent years, even Sony has bowed to pressure and relied more heavily on industry standards. The company's Cyber-shot, Handycam and NEX camera lines all support SD/SDHC, and now Sony will be producing their own line of Secure Digital cards for those cameras and more. The new Essential Series and value-added Experience Series are joined by the flagship Expert Series of cards,... Read more...
Talk about a marvelous name for a product. In the world of flash memory, it's hard to keep any two devices apart. They all just seem to bleed together, accomplishing the same task regardless of the label. But SanDisk has somehow figured out a way to perk itself up in the midst of such an industry. How so? By naming their newest SD card the "WORM." The SD WORM card is a rather unique Secure Digital card, designed to actually store images for up to 100 years, which is far longer than the average disc. Most archives have used tapeless storage that was built to last for centuries, but having a memory... Read more...
Even the new Mac Mini supports SDXC, so it's pretty safe bet that SDXC will be a recognizable format in the coming months and years. In order to prepare for the future demand, yet another mainstay in the flash memory business is introducing an SDXC card today. Transcend has went ahead and revealed their 64GB Class 10 card, which will almost certainly break speed records (as well as your budget). Transcend claims that the new card will offer transfer rates as high as 25MB/sec, and that the new device will be capable of holding over 26,000 pictures, 352 hours of SD video or 640 minutes of 1080p video.... Read more...
It's sort of amazing that in 2010, we still have just one major choice when it comes to Wi-Fi enabled SD/SDHC cards. Evidently Eye-Fi has the market locked down, but considering the glowing reviews that people generally give these cards, we guess there's little room to grumble. Today, the company is catering to one specific market in order to launch their newest card, and yes, we're talking about the Apple crowd. With Apple removing the ExpressCard slot from many of their machines and instead placing an SD card slot there, this makes perfect sense. But if you're a PC fanatic, and you want this... Read more...
Eye-Fi took a simple concept and made it a reality, simultaneously solving an issue that many folks had: how do I upload images straight to the Web without needing to upload pics first to a PC? The company has stood alone in the industry over the past couple of years, and this week at CTIA they're announcing their newest card to send images directly to the Internet when a Wi-Fi hotstop is in range. The new Eye-Fi Pro 2 is twice as fast as previous models, and the company also has more than doubled their hotspot upload locations. Now, users of the Hotspot Access feature can upload photos and videos... Read more...
MicroSDHC. It's a card within the popular Secure Digital family, but it's one you don't hear about very often. It's extremely small, smaller than a thumbnail, and they're generally quite expensive and only useful for cellphone owners. You see, most MicroSDHC card slots are found on mobile phones, where a small card is needed to boost storage capacity on a small device. Up until now, 16GB was the maximum size, and even those cost well over $100 at launch. SanDisk is utilizing a newer 32nm X3 process technology in order to cram more memory than ever into the same MicroSDHC card format. The new ceiling... Read more...
SDXC is the next generation of the long-standing Secure Digital memory card format, which has become quite popular and pervasive over the past few years. SDXC was initially announced at CES 2009, and it has taken over a year for the first cards (from Panasonic) to ship to consumers. Now, SanDisk is marching in as the second memory company to ship an SDXC card to the public, and the price tag is somewhat less shocking here compared to the Panasonic variety.The 64GB SanDisk Ultra SDXC promises up to 15MB/sec read speed and a Class 4 speed rating, but it's capable of capturing and storing "massive"... Read more...
We've already heard of SDXC--in fact, it's a format that was announced almost a year ago now--but we've really seen nothing to make us believe it (or the technology behind it) was ready for primetime. Now, however, it looks as if the underpinnings are finally coming together, and we're hearing things that are making us smile about existing Secure Digital options as well (backwards compatibility, anyone?) Reportedly, the next-generation Secure Digital (SD) memory card standard, SD Specification Version 4.00, is expected to be completed by the Spring of 2010, which could mean that SDXC cards will... Read more...
If you've bought a laptop recently, chances are good it has an integrated SDHC flash memory card reader. Today, the SDHC standard is pretty commonly used in various devices including digital cameras, camcorders, MP3 players, and many other devices. By integrating SDHC card readers into laptops, manufacturers have made the standard even more convenient to use since you don't have to carry an external reader to download and upload files from a memory card. Like all other technologies however, SDHC is in the process of being replaced by a newer, faster standard called SDXC. The SDXC standard was announced... Read more...
Ah, memory cards. Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em. Actually, it's pretty easy to live with them, but going about one's life without losing any is the tough part. In order to provide a few options for those in need of more on-hand storage, Lexar Media is expanding its gaming line with Memory Stick Micro (M2) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) cards. The company is pushing these as cards tailor made for gamers, but in reality, they're just memory cards with fancy labels. They're available in 4GB and 8GB sizes, and while MSRPs aren't readily available, we suspect these will be in... Read more...
If there's one iconic thing in the long, storied history of consumer electronics, it's Maxell's "blown away guy." While the company doesn't run commercials featuring him any longer, he's still hanging around, seated deeply in his seat, being blown away by whatever new product the company launches.The latest from the outfit is a new flash media product line, which is perfect for storing photos, movies, music and all sorts of other media. The lineup includes the Maxell SD card, micro SD card and high speed CompactFlash card, which range in size from 2GB to 16GB and ship in a variety of different... Read more...
Eye-Fi, the company responsible for bringing wireless digital image uploads to the masses, is introducing an all new Secure Digital (SD) card today that adds one more feature that photogs are sure to love: geotagging. The appropriately named Eye-Fi Geo is a 2GB SD card that slides into any digital camera that accepts SD cards. In simple terms, it stores photos and gives users the ability to upload them directly to the web when they're near a Wi-Fi HotSpot. The Eye-Fi Geo adds in geotagging, meaning that viewers will see exactly where the photo was taken once it hits the Internet.Unfortunately,... Read more...
Think DVDs are old fashioned? Already looking forward to the end of the line for Blu-ray? If so, you may be interested in what Disney and Panasonic hope is the next big thing: movies on flash cards. Yep, those same diminutive memory chips that you buy for your digital camera will soon be available with major motion films loaded on, giving consumers with flash card-supporting media players the ability to watch flicks whilst on the go.Walt Disney Company has partnered with Panasonic in order to kick-start the initiative, which will "package pre-recorded microSD cards together with DVDs holding the... Read more...
With adapters coming out faster than we could ever keep track of, it's not often that we take time to point one out in particular. But this is just too handy to pass on. PhotoFast, a company based in Japan and known more for its SSD solutions than anything else, has just issued one of the most amazing adapters we have ever had the pleasure of seeing. The CR-7100 MicroSDHC-to-CompactFlash converter is pretty easy to understand. It's a CF card, but rather than having internal storage, it has four MicroSDHC slots that enable users to shove up to four of their MicroSDHC cards in to use as storage.... Read more...
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