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SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Friday 30th, May 2008

SanDisk introduced the fastest card in its Memory Stick product family: the SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo with read and write speeds of 30 megabytes (MB) per second. The SanDisk memory card, available in June in 4GB and 8GB capacities, is ideal for professional photographers and advanced amateurs who use Sony digital SLR cameras. SanDisk and Sony jointly developed Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo as an extension of the existing Memory Stick PRO format, to offer faster read and write speeds for PRO-HG capable Sony digital SLRs, point-and-shoot cameras and digital camcorders. SanDisk is unveiling the SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo at the PMA Australia 2008.

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SanDisk 16GB Extreme 3 CompactFlash

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 2nd, October 2006

In Hall 6 SanDisk showcase their line-up of flash memory solutions. In just a few years the number of flash memory formats has increased dramatically and with the booming mobile imaging market the size of a flash card decreased even faster. One of the formats, like the CompactFlash, is still one the favorite format for the professional photographer. His complete workflow is created around this flash memory card. His professional digital SLR camera incorporates a CF card slot, he is working with a CF card reader, FireWire or USB 2.0 and his storage devices are used to back-up his data from the CompactFlash card.

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SanDisk 4GB Ultra II SDHC card

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

SanDisk Corporation today introduced a 4-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Ultra II SD High Capacity (SDHC) card to meet the growing demand for higher capacity storage. The new cards can store more than 2,000 high-resolution pictures or up to 8 hours of MPEG 4 video. The announcement was made at the Photokina trade show where SanDisk is demonstrating products in Hall 6, Stand D78/E79. The SanDisk Ultra II SDHC card features write speeds of 9 megabytes (MB) per second and read speeds of 10MB/sec. The cards are targeted at digital photography enthusiasts with 5 mega-pixel or higher resolution digital cameras or videographers with camcorders that require significantly faster flash storage cards.

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Canon media storage device M80

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Canon today launches the portable Canon Media Storage M80 device. Designed with EOS and other digital photographers in mind, the units feature a large ultra-bright 3.7-inch TFT screen with 160º viewing angle for image and video review, and a 80GB hard disk to store digital images, movie and sound files of various file formats. The Canon M80 unit features a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface and slots for CF and SD cards. With its tough, robust magnesium alloy body and intuitive navigation familiar to EOS owners, the Canon M80 media storage device adds an important link to the workflow chain of professional photojournalists and photographers on location, outdoor and expedition shoots.

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SanDisk Extreme III 16GB

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Tuesday 26th, September 2006

SanDisk introduced the 12- and 16-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards to its award-winning Extreme III performance line, making these the highest capacity cards in the world. The new high-performance, large-capacity cards are ideal for professional photographers who shoot RAW or high-resolution JPG files and need the performance, reliability and capacity to capture these large files. The new SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash cards can also be used with the Grass Valley Infinity Series Digital Media Camcorder, the first camcorder introduced in the broadcast industry that uses non-proprietary, removable, solid-state flash memory cards as recording and playback media.

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Canon media storage device M30

Posted by: Ilse Jurrien Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Canon today launches the portable Canon Media Storage M30 device. Designed with EOS and other digital photographers in mind, the units feature a large ultra-bright 3.7-inch TFT screen with 160º viewing angle for image and video review, and a 30GB hard disk to store digital images, movie and sound files of various file formats. The Canon M30 unit features a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed interface and slots for CF and SD cards. With its tough, robust magnesium alloy body and intuitive navigation familiar to EOS owners, the Canon M30 media storage device adds an important link to the workflow chain of professional photojournalists and photographers on location, outdoor and expedition shoots.

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Pretec 16GB CompactFlash card

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 26th, September 2006

Pretec, world record holder of the highest capacity flash memory cards of CF card (12GB), USB Flash Drive (16GB), and Secure Digital card (8GB), has now released 16GB CF card, the first and highest capacity CompactFlash card in the world today at Photokina 2006 (Booth Hall 6, A069). The demand for higher capacity and better performing flash cards has been increasing in our daily lives with introduction of ever higher resolution digital cameras and the emergence of new multimedia appliances and industrial applications. Over the last 10 years CompactFlash has seen a 4,000 times increase in capacity from the first announcement of Pretec 4MB CompactFlash card to today’s 16 GB.

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GigaBank 120GB External Hard Disk

Posted by: Mark Peters Tuesday 26th, September 2006

I/OMagic launched its GigaBank Ultra 120, a portable hard disk drive with single-touch back-up operation today. The 2.5" 120GB portable hard drive disk is perfect for the "on the go" lifestyle. The GigaBank Ultra 120 is small enough to take anywhere conveniently and will hold any data -- from essential business files to photos and music. Introductory MSRP is $159.99. I/OMagic Corporation, a leading provider of data storage products, announced today that it has expanded its mobile storage line-up with the availability of a GigaBank Ultra 120, a portable hard disk drive with a push-button back-up operation. The 2.5" 120GB portable hard drive disk is perfect for the “on the go” lifestyle.

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The days where consumers would expand their storage capacity with an 8 MB flash memory card are a long time ago. microSD cards with 32GB for a smart phone are a common fact. The increase of capacity is significant, but so is also the capacity we need for all our digital data we collect. Mobile imaging photographers shoot with their camera phone, DSLR photographers capture stills and HD video, and camcorder enthusiasts capture their favorite moment in Full High Definition quality. Due to the increase of high resolution material, more storage capacity and more speed is needed. The flash memory card and the hard discs are the most popular and used storage solutions. Cloud storage could become a storage solution for the near future. This type of storage and 3D Blu-ray storage are under development and maybe showcases - among the dozens of flash storage solutions - at the Photokina show 2010.

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