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If you’ve spent any time at all following PC and storage technologies, you probably know that SanDisk is a brand that is synonymous with flash memory. Whether it’s a memory card for a digital camera or a high-performance solid state drive for an enthusiast-class PC, odds are SanDisk has got you covered. And even in the highly unlikely event that you’ve never heard of SanDisk, we’d bet you still own a gadget or other piece of electronics/tech that’s uses some sort of SanDisk flash memory, the company’s products are that pervasive. Though SanDisk’s technology is widely used in the consumer space, they’ve also got an array of products that target the... Read more...
If you’ve spent any time at all following PC and storage technologies, you probably know that SanDisk is a brand that is synonymous with Flash memory. Whether it’s a memory card for a digital camera or a high-performance solid state drive for an enthusiast-class PC, odds are SanDisk has got you covered. And even in the highly unlikely event that you’ve never heard of SanDisk, we’d bet you still own a gadget or other piece of electronics/tech that’s uses some sort of SanDisk Flash memory, the company’s products are that pervasive. Though SanDisk’s technology is widely used in the consumer space, they’ve also got an array of products that target the... Read more...
SanDisk announced a new flash storage solution aimed primarily at enterprises that puts storage in a DIMM slot and promises claims industry’s first “enterprise-class, ultra-low latency, memory channel storage solution”. The idea is that this storage solution is located much closer to the CPU than traditional ones. ULLtraDIMM SSDs are designed to accelerate enterprise applications that rely on low latency access to storage, such as High-Frequency Trading, VDI transaction processing, virtualization, and cloud computing. SanDisk also says that you can slot additional ULLtraDIMM SSDs into remaining DIMM slots for additional capacity without affecting latency. The 19nm MLC ULLtraDIMMs... Read more...
Fair warning to penny pinching shoppers and budget buyers, continuing to read beyond this point could put your wallet in a state of shock and/or cause you to fall out of your chair. Disclaimer aside, SanDisk this week announced the availability of its 256GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash memory card, purportedly the world's first high-capacity, high-performance CF card with the latest Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65) specification. The new card is capable of minimum sustained write performance of 65MB/s and is optimized to capture 4K and Full HD video. It also boasts industry-leading transfer speeds of up to 160MB/s and fast shot speeds of up to 140MB/s for tasks like fast action and continuous... Read more...
It's true, whether you like it or not, we're back!  In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco return to ride again in full high tech geekery.  This week we discuss Apple's new MacBook Air 13 powered by Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core processor, EVGA's overclocked GeForce GTX 770, Google's tiny little Chromecast media streaming dongle and SanDisk's Extreme 64GB SDXC card. 02:00 - Apple's Haswell-Powered MacBook Air 13 06:45 - EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling 10:50 - Nokia Lumia 1020 Video and Photo Shoot Preview 17:35 - SanDisk Extreme 64 SDXC Memory Card 24:15 - Google Chromecast Media Streaming Dongle... Read more...
A couple of weeks back, SanDisk launched a new line of Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC / microSDXC cards targeted at performance conscious consumers. When describing the cards, SanDisk’s director of retail product marketing Susan Park said, “The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card allows users to do more with their devices…Our high-performance and high-capacity microSD cards enable consumers to take advantage of the high-quality HD video and imaging capabilities in the latest 4G smartphones, tablets and action cameras." With up to 80MB/s read and 50MB/s write speeds, the new SanDisk Extreme microSDXC cards should easily be able to handle the needs of users taking photos and videos on today’s... Read more...
A couple of weeks back, SanDisk launched a new line of Class 10 UHS-I microSDHC / microSDXC cards targeted at performance conscious consumers. When describing the cards, SanDisk’s director of retail product marketing Susan Park said, “The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card allows users to do more with their devices…Our high-performance and high-capacity microSD cards enable consumers to take advantage of the high-quality HD video and imaging capabilities in the latest 4G smartphones, tablets and action cameras." With up to 80MB/s read and 50MB/s write speeds, the new SanDisk Extreme microSDXC cards should easily be able to handle the needs of users taking photos and videos... Read more...
Mobile devices aren't getting any slower, and so it's imperative that third-party component and peripheral makers keep up with the rapid pace of technology. That doesn't seem to be a problem for flash memory player SanDisk, which today announced the SanDisk Extreme microSDHC and microSDXC UHS-I memory cards. According to SanDisk, the microSDXC card is the fastest of its kind. "The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card allows users to do more with their devices," said Susan Park, director, retail product marketing, SanDisk. "Our high-performance and high-capacity microSD cards enable consumers to take advantage of the high-quality HD video and imaging capabilities in the latest 4G smartphones, tablets... Read more...
Odds are, if you’ve bought anything that uses flash memory in the last 20 years or so, you already own a small piece of SanDisk technology. The company has been a leader in flash memory storage since the late ‘80s and manufactures products used in everything from smartphones and portable media players to digital cameras and camcorders. With such a long history in the flash memory business, it’s should be no surprise that SanDisk offers an array of solid state storage solutions for desktop and mobile PCs as well. In fact, SanDisk recently expanded their product stack with some new, high-performance SSDs that leverage the company’s own NAND flash memory and Marvel’s... Read more...
Odds are, if you’ve bought anything that uses flash memory in the last 20 years or so, you already own a small piece of SanDisk technology. The company has been a leader in flash memory storage since the late ‘80s and manufactures products used in everything from smartphones and portable media players to digital cameras and camcorders. With such a long history in the flash memory business, it’s should be no surprise that SanDisk offers an array of solid state storage solutions for desktop and mobile PCs as well. In fact, SanDisk recently expanded their product stack with some new, high-performance SSDs that leverage the company’s own NAND flash memory and Marvel’s... Read more...
Computex is turning out to be quite the show. With Haswell helping OEMs to spruce up their laptop lines, SanDisk is showing up in order to boast of new innovations in the storage world. The company has released the SanDisk Extreme II SSD as well as the U110 SSD and iSSD i110 integrated storage device. All of the new SSDs introduced by SanDisk today are built with the company’s 19 nanometer (nm) manufacturing process technology and rely on SanDisk’s intelligent flash memory architecture. “Today, we again raised the bar by bringing our latest technology innovations to a new generation of SSDs that address the most demanding computing needs,” said Kevin Conley, senior vice... Read more...
When it comes to raw horsepower within the devices that make our lives tick, it can get pretty nerdy... real fast. Take process technology, for example. Everyone loves speed, but it's companies like SanDisk who care about the nuts and bolts that make our gizmos tick. The company has just announced the commencement of customer sampling of flash memory products based on its industry-leading 1Ynm process technology, which represents its second generation 19 nanometer (nm) manufacturing technology. SanDisk’s achievement of this takes its memory cell size from 19nm-by-26nm to 19nm-by-19.5nm, delivering a 25 percent reduction of the memory cell area. SanDisk’s second-generation 19nm memory... Read more...
Western Digital and SanDisk are teaming up to produce a 2.5-inch SSHD that essentially puts a SanDisk iSSD with a WD Black SSHD. Perhaps its obvious that two companies could bring their respective expertise to the same table to develop a single product with the best of both, but this sort of thing doesn’t happen every day. WD obviously brings its wealth of experience in the storage market as well as its SSHD and SATA IO technology, and SanDisks’ contribution is designed to deliver lower power consumption, reduced cost, better reliability, and it should also facilitate a smaller form factor. Indeed, the WD Black SSHD is a scant 5mm thick, and it offers 500GB of storage for the industry’s... Read more...
Over the years, SanDisk has become best known as a supplier of flash memory cards and accessories. But the SanDisk folks we talked to at CES today say they'd really like to squeeze SSDs onto that list as well. In fact, SSDs were all they wanted to talk about at the show. And in terms of its specifications, their new consumer SSD, the SanDisk Ultra Plus, seems excellent. We'll need to test it before giving the Ultra Plus an official thumbs up or down, but CES is all about the quick take, so here's ours. The SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD comes in 64, 128, and 256GB flavors. Expected sequential read/write speeds for the 128GB version are 530MBps / 290MBps and random read/write speeds... Read more...
Ever heard of Schooner Information Technology? Now you have. That company was just acquired by SanDisk, a company you're surely familiar with. Schooner is a Silicon Valley-based company that develops flash-optimized database and data store solutions. The release states that "Schooner's products complement SanDisk's growing portfolio of enterprise solid state disk (SSD) and flash-optimized software offerings that enable customers to accelerate the performance of data-intensive applications and reduce overall cost of ownership." What's the mean in English? Well, SanDisk will be picking up a team of database and flash optimization experts, and it's products will be finely tuned to mesh well with... Read more...
SanDisk announced a fast new memory card designed for smartphones and tablets. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card offers up to 95MB/sec read and up to 90MB/sec write speeds. SanDisk claims this is the world's fastest mobile memory card. The card has a UHS Speed Class 1 rating (Class 10 equivalent). The SanDisk Extreme Pro microSDHC UHS-I card is available from SanDisk's website in 8GB and 16GB capacities for $59.99 and $99.99, respectively. The card is compatible with any device that accepts microSDHC cards. SANDISK INTRODUCES WORLD’S FASTEST MEMORY CARD FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS Loads apps faster, transfers files quicker and improves overall system responsiveness with up... Read more...
SanDisk announced a number of new flash drives including the new Extreme USB, Cruzer Glide USB, Cruzer Facet USB, and Cruzer Pop USB flash drives. The SanDisk Extreme USB drive features USB 3.0 connectivity which makes it possible to transfer files at speeds up to 190MB/s. With these speeds, SanDisk says you'll be able to transfer 3GB files in as little as 20 seconds. The SanDisk Extreme USB flash drive comes in 16GB to 64GB capacities. SanDisk is also upping the capacity for the Cruzer Glide USB flash drive. This drive now offers up to 128GB of portable storage, making it SanDisk's highest-capacity USB drive ever. The Cruzer Facet USB flash drive features a stainless-steel casing, vibrant colors,... Read more...
Strangely, it feels like DRM is getting a second wind. When Apple announced that the iTunes Music Store would go DRM-free, the world took notice. A few years later, DRM is creeping back, and we suspect this wave will be harder to stop. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, SanDisk and Western Digital have all aligned on one thing: DRM, or piracy protection. The working title of the group is Project Phenix, and it's described as an initiative that will give consumers an easier and faster way to organize, store and move their high definition digital movies and TV shows – including new releases in up to full 1080p quality - across multiple devices.... Read more...
SanDisk announced the new SanDisk Extreme SSD, which claims to be 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard drive. According to SanDisk, the new SanDisk Extreme SSD can boot a PC in less than 16 seconds, offers faster application launches, and reduces in-game delays. The SanDisk Extreme SSD delivers up to 83,000 maximum random write IOPS and up to 44,000 random read IOPS. High sequential read performance of up to 550 MB/s and up to 520MB/s sequential write speed deliver faster, more responsive computing. The SanDisk Extreme SSD is available in 120GB and 240GB capacities for $189.99 and $399.99 respectively. A 480GB version of the drive will ship later this year for $749.99. SANDISK LAUNCHES HIGH-PERFORMANCE... Read more...
What if the memory card you used each day, only got bigger? Growing memory would be a technology to end all technologies, but until then, we'll just have to settle for buying more of the stuff. SanDisk has introduced the world's fastest 128GB SDXC card at CES 2012, which is capable of capturing up to ten hours of Full HD 3D video. It features a 45 megabyte per second read/write fate, and it'll ship worldwide in 64GB and 128GB capacities with retail price tags of $199.99 and $399.99, respectively. Not surprisingly, the company plans for these to be used by high-end DSLRs and HD camcorders, but you can pop 'em into pretty much anything that'll read the format. SANDISK INTRODUCES WORLD'S FASTEST... Read more...
A quintet of major tech companies has agreed in principle to collaborate on developing new technology to protect content on flash memory cards and embedded memory. Panasonic, Samsung, SanDisk, Sony, and Toshiba form the group, tentatively named the “Next Generation Secure Memory Initiative”. Specifically, the group is looking to protect HD content, using unique ID technology and public key infrastructure-based copy protection. The group seems optimistic, promising to have the new technology available for licensing “early next year” (which, if you’re keeping track, is in a couple of weeks) with actual products in the market in 2012. PANASONIC, SAMSUNG, SANDISK, SONY... Read more...
There are plenty of announcements rolling in from the Intel Developers Forum in San Francisco this week, and one of them concerns SanDisk’s new proposed SATA standard called SATA DEVSLP. Simply put, SATA DEVSLP is designed to enable SSDs to consume less power while still ensuring excellent performance. According to SanDisk, current SSDs support low 50mW power consumption, but with the new standard in place, the company asserts that the low power state could drop to 5mW. This would be accomplished by keeping the drives in a low power state most of the time. The target here is mobile computing, of course; reducing the power demands of a mobile device’s components preserves the life... Read more...
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