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MicroSDHC cards are tiny. No one needed to tell you that. They're mostly used in cellphones, but recently they have been both sluggish and hard to find. SanDisk has a Class 2 32GB microSDHC, but it's one of the slower options out there. Now, Kingston is offering an alternative. 32GB is still the maximum on the market for microSDHC, but the big advantage to this new card is the Class 4 speed rating. That means that it can provide a 4MB/sec. minimum data transfer rate, which should make your Android phone feel quite a bit faster if accessing material frequently on the card. It's expected to start shipping tomorrow, and it'll be capable of storing nearly 29,000 photos, over 6,000 songs and more... Read more...
SDHC UHS-I cards were announced a few months ago, with the UHS-I designation meant to showcase enhanced speeds over traditional Secure Digital cards. These cards are designed for more professional applications, such as broadcast television or recording real-time HD footage. But announcing a specification and announcing a shipping product that takes advantage are two very different things, and now Toshiba is proud to announce that they're shipping the world's fastest SDHC memory card. The biggest news here is that we're talking about SDHC, not SDXC. SDHC is more widely accepted in products (particularly older products), so anytime we see an increase in speed while retaining widespread compatibility,... Read more...
"Fast" never really is "fast enough," is it? In the computer realm, that's almost always true. In the Flash memory market, that's definitely true. Regardless of how quick your interface is, it's always annoying to sit and wait for transfers, particularly large ones, to complete. The SD Association is really making a name for itself lately, and the SD card looks to be slowly making a play for becoming the go-to format, even for professionals. Not long ago, SDXC was announced as the next generation Secure Digital memory card format. For many, having access to up to 2TB on a card with transfer rates as high as 100Mbps was plenty, but like we said, fast is never fast enough. At the IFA trade show,... 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 card that almost do the same could certainly be helpful. There's no doubt that SanDisk is aiming... 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. Unfortunately, no exact price or release date is given, but we would expect it out rather soon.... Read more...
Most of us don't back up our data as often as we should. In an effort to help make data backups less of a chore, EZPnP Technologies recently announced the new EZDigiMagic DM110 series of portable backup burners. These burners are designed to give you one-touch backup from flash memory cards or a PC to optical discs (CD, DVD or Blu-ray). The new DM110 series will be available in July in four models ranging from a base model with a DVD burner to a higher-end model with a Blu-ray burner and data bridge function. EZDigiMagic Announces New Storage Products That Back Up Flash Memory Cards and Laptops with the Touch of a Button EL PASO, Texas, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Take advantage of simple and convenient... Read more...
True speed freaks should obviously turn to USB 3.0 if you want the fastest USB thumb drive that money can buy, but if you're still burdened with too many USB 2.0 ports to count, Sony's newest drive is about as good as it gets. There's also the fact that digital cameras have yet to get up to that speed, but that's not to say memory card makers can't improve the speeds of their cards using standards that already exist. Sony has just introduced the Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, promising 30MB/second memory transfer speeds. Sony calls these the fastest memory cards they have ever made, helping users who rely heavily on burst shooting or capturing high-definition video. High bandwidth applications are... Read more...
Secure Digital cards may be all the rage these days, but true photographing professionals probably have no interest. Even today, most higher-end DSLRs use CompactFlash cards alone, and if you rely on rapid-fire continuous shooting to get "the perfect shot," Lexar's new pair of cards might be worth a look. The company is today revealed that their Professional ExpressCard CF Reader and Professional 600x and 300x 32GB cards are now available in traditional and online retail channels. Both cards offer increased speed and performance, with a guaranteed minimum sustained write speed capability of 90MB/s and 45MB/s, respectively, when paired with an UDMA 6-enabled device. There's also a high-speed reader... 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 directly from their camera at more than 21,000 hotspots in the United States including 6,500 Starbucks... Read more...
Secure Digital has a great deal of mindshare these days, and far more notebooks ship with integrated SD card readers than CF card readers. But that's not to say that CompactFlash is losing steam. CF has always been more of a "professional" format, used almost exclusively on higher-end DSLR cameras and rarely ever on lower-end point and shoot devices. With 1080p video features and more megapixels coming to cameras, the CompactFlash Association has to stay one step ahead in order to provide specifications that will stand up to the demands of modern pro cameras. Unlike SD, CF cards are typically used by those who making at least a portion of their living with a camera, so it's vital that there's... 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" 1080p video files with ease. SDXC cards are based on the new SD 3.0 specification, which means that... Read more...
Lexar is improving upon its Professional line of CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards by adding larger CF cards and faster SDHC cards. The capacity of the Professional 300x CF cards has been increased to 32GB; Lexar's Professional 233x CF cards are now available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. In the SDHC realm, the Lexar Professional 133x SDHC card has achieved a Class 10 speed rating, enabling it to provide a minimum sustained write speed capability of 133x (20MB per second). Additional details can be found in the press release below.  Lexar Media Enhances the Photography Experience with Speed and Capacity Upgrades to Its Award-Winning Professional Line... Read more...
Super Talent released a new compact digital storage product line, CFast storage cards. The CFast storage card uses a SATA interface to offer improved and unmatched write/read performance speeds. As you should guess from its name, the new card is an evolution of the traditional CompactFlash card. At 375MB/s, CFast offers four times the bandwidth than the fastest high speed 600x (90MB/s) CompactFlash card. The CFast uses the small original CF mechanical form factor. Super Talent has clocked the CFast cards at up to 200MB/sec read speeds. The first generation of CFast storage cards supports transfer speeds up to 200MB/s as well. The CFast Storage Card has a single-chip controller and flash memory... 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 be available for purchase in early-to-mid 2010. Why should you be excited? With new crops of DSLRs... Read more...
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