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SanDisk is claiming to have announced the world’s fastest 32GB SDHC flash memory card with a Class 10 performance rating. This new card is ideal for HD video and high-end cameras such as the latest DSLRs that can capture HD video as well as still images. The cards are also compatible with the new MacBook Pro line with SD slots.The 32GB SanDisk Extreme SDHC card supports read and write speeds up to 30MBps. These speeds help support the overall system of a camera while taking pictures in rapid succession. If a user is shooting with a slow card, then the camera’s burst mode may pause unexpectedly so the card can catch up to the camera. The SanDisk Extreme SDHC card helps to eliminate this problem... Read more...
Eye-Fi’s latest Eye-Fi Pro card is sure to catch the eye of digital camera users. Like other Eye-Fi cards, this new wireless SDHC memory card lets you upload images straight from your camera to your computer or to the Web automatically. What’s unique about this new card is that it includes support for RAW image files as well as peer-to-peer connectivity for a direct connection between the camera and a computer, no router or Internet connection is required.In addition to announcing a new card, Eye-Fi also announced that all Eye-Fi card users will now be able to select which photos or videos they want to wirelessly transfer from their camera to their computer or to the Web using a new Selective... Read more...
Sanyo introduced the latest product in its Xacti camcorder series. The new DMX-WH1E is the same as the DMX-WH1 but with the added support for Eye-Fi cards. Using an Eye-Fi card, the camcorder can transmit still images and videos directly to PCs and to online photo sharing sites using a wireless LAN connection. As you’ll recall, the Eye-Fi card is an SD memory card that has wireless LAN capabilities. The Eye-Fi Share 2GB model is capable of uploading photos, while the Eye-Fi Share Video 4GB can upload both photos and videos. In order to add Eye-Fi functionality to the DMX-WH1E, Sanyo revised the DMX-WH1’s firmware. More specifically, the new firmware has the ability to set access points using... Read more...
Panasonic announced plans to launch the world’s first Class 10 series of SDHC cards in Europe and other markets at the end of this month. Class 10 is a new speed specification developed by the SD Card Association. This specification is designed to meet the needs for high resolution consecutive shooting and high definition video recording. Panasonic’s new Gold series Class 10 cards inherit the attributes of the current Panasonic Class 6 line with enhanced speed performance of up to 22MB/s. With Class 10, you’ll also get the ability to write large amounts of data continuously until the card is full without missing any shots or writing stops. The new cards also support high speed data transfer from... Read more...
Eye-Fi, the company who launched the first wireless memory card for digital cameras announced two new SD cards that can upload videos directly from a camera. The new 4GB Eye-Fi Share Video and 4GB Eye-Fi Explore Video cards uses nearby hotspots to upload both photos and videos directly from the camera to one of more than 20 online photo sharing and social networking sites such as YouTube and Flickr. The Eye-Fi Explore Video card can also geotag photos and videos with location information. Eye-Fi cards work with nearly any camera that can accept an SD card. The cards store photos and videos in the same way as a normal memory card. When you power on your camera and are within a configured Wi-Fi... Read more...
SDXC SIGNALS NEW GENERATION OF REMOVABLE MEMORY WITH UP TO 2 TERABYTES OF STORAGESDXC Memory Cards Provide Consumers with Massive Storage, Incredible Speed in Familiar, De Facto Standard LAS VEGAS – CES Booth South 3 #31277 – Jan. 7, 2009 – The next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification, announced today at the 2009 International CES, dramatically improves consumers’ digital lifestyles by providing the portable storage and speed needed to store weeks of high-definition video, years of photo collections and months of music to mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, and other consumer electronic devices. The new SDXC specification provides up to 2 terabytes storage capacity... Read more...
At a time when many hard drive manufacturers are looking into producing SSDs (solid state drives) as a way to create a new market opportunity, Western Digital is dragging its feet. Claiming the company is open to entering the SSD market when it presents "appropriate opportunity," Richard Rutledge, Western Digital's SVP for marketing, recently shed a bit more light on the company’s position with regards to this segment of the market.According to Rutledge, "Western Digital enters markets that exist, announces products when they are available, and runs a tight model with opportunities greater than resources such that we take a controlled, methodical, sequential, incremental approach to product portfolio... Read more...
Samsung Now Producing 256GB Solid State Drive; Substantial Performance Gains Make it Best Overall Performing SSD for PCs Seoul, Korea - November 20, 2008: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing 256 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives for use in notebooks and desktop PCs. With the addition of the high-speed 256GB drive, Samsung now offers the most extensive line of SSDs in the industry with 8, 16, and 32GB SSDs for low-density designs and 64, 128 and 256GB alternatives for the higher densities.The new 256GB SSD more than doubles the performance rates of Samsung 64GB and 128GB SSDs to become the SSD with... Read more...
While Google's new version of its Mobile App for the iPhone has been warmly received, it appears, according to a report, that it uses an undocumented API, which would be a no-no in Apple's book. However, the use of the API results in a great user experience, so one has to wonder: did Apple let the app into the App Store because it was great, because Google is so powerful, because the NY Times pimped the app, or because Apple just missed it? As you probably know, the new version of the app uses voice recognition: no more typing in search queries unless you speak with a British accent, and the app is smart enough to realize when you are raising the phone to your ear to speak, and prompt you. But... Read more...
SANDISK INTRODUCES ExtremeFFS – NEW FLASH MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR IMPROVING SSD PERFORMANCE AND RELIABILITY SanDisk Also Proposes Two Metrics for End-Users to Measure Performanceand Endurance: virtualRPM (vRPM) and Long-Term Data Endurance (LDE) ExtremeFFS™ greatly accelerates SSD random write speeds and endurance vRPM allows consumers to measure and compare SSD and hard disk drive performance Industry encouraged to adopt a simple endurance metric to determine the lifespan of an SSD LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, Nov. 5, 2008 —SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today unveiled an advanced flash file system for solid-state drives (SSDs) that yields dramatic improvement in performance and reliability... Read more...
At initial glance, you’re probably wondering why an SD to CF adapter is cool. Well, until recently, cameras and other devices that accepted SD had this cool little card called the Eye-Fi that brought Wi-Fi capabilities to the device. Now, thanks to Synchrotech’s new adapter, CF users can get in on the fun too. Best of all, it’ll only cost you $28 (before taxes, shipping, and any other random fees).   This adapter accepts the following media types: Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD Cards SD SDHC MultiMediaCard MMC +Plus   With this adapter, you’ll get the best of both worlds: You can have Wi-Fi, yet still use high performance UDMA CF cards when Wi-Fi isn’t needed. Given that many high end D-SLRs and some... Read more...
We recently showed you how Intel was intent on upping the ante in Solid State Disk performance, with our evaluation and performance analysis on the release of their X25-M series SSDs.  Though offerings from other SSD manufacturers like OCZ and Samsung have come to market with better performance since then, there was no question Intel's SSD flat out smoked the competition in the cost-effective, consumer grade MLC (Multi-Level Cell) SSD market. With an average sustained throughput of ~225MB/sec for reads, around 74MB/sec observed write performance, and blistering fast sub-millisecond random access, we were left thoroughly impressed by Intel's first consumer-ready effort in SSD technology. However, at... Read more...
Super Talent Launches SSDs for Asus Eee PCsUp to 64GB Mini PCI-Express Cards Give Eee PC Users New Upgrade Options San Jose, California – October 7, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced a new line of mini PCI-Express SSDs, available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB capacities, that were designed explicitly for the Asus Eee PC. Standard Eee PCs have maximum 20GB of storage. These cost-effective upgrade cards offer up to 64GB of solid state storage. Super Talent’s Mini PCIe cards have been tested extensively with Asus Eee PCs to ensure performance and compatibility. Super Talent Director of Marketing, Joe James mentioned,... Read more...
Super Talent Launches Dangerously Fast New SATA-II SSDsSupport up to 170MB/sec Read and 130MB/sec Sequential Write Speeds San Jose, California – September 16, 2008 – Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today added two new series of SSD products in their MasterDrive family that deliver substantially faster performance than existing SSDs.These new SSDs are based on a sophisticated new multi-channel SATA-II (3.0 Gbits per sec) controller. The MasterDrive OX uses MLC NAND Flash to transfer data at speeds up to 150 MB/sec (sequential read) and 100 MB/sec (sequential write). The MasterDrive OX is offered in capacities up to 128GB, and... Read more...
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