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Pretec 32GB and 64GB CF cards

Mark Peters
Photokina report
Wednesday 24th, September 2008
Posted by: Mark Peters

Pretec, creator of the highest capacity CompactFlash card in the world (48GB) and the fastest CF card in the world (333X) will demonstrate even higher capacities including a 64GB CF card, in the Leaf booth (West Hall 4.2, B009) and CFA (Hall 5.1, G-019) at Photokina 2008. Continuing the revolution in the field of flash memory card speed and capacity, Pretec releases 64GB and 100GB, 233X CF cards with access speed of up to 35MB/s, overtaking the Pretec 48GB CF card, the previous world’s record holder for highest capacity CF card; and super high speed 333X 32GB and 50GB CF cards capable of running up to 50 MB per second of Read/Write speed, the highest speed CF card in the world.

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SanDisk SlotMusic cards

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Monday 22nd, September 2008

Leaders in music, retail and flash memory technology announced they’re bringing consumers an innovative, new physical music format, dubbed “slotMusic.” microSD cards will soon be made available with pre-loaded, high quality, DRM-free MP3 music of top artists from EMI Music, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. A selection of slotMusic cards will first be available at brick-and-mortar and online stores throughout the U.S., including Best Buy and Wal-Mart, with Europe to follow. A list of slotMusic albums, availability and pricing will be announced in time for the coming holiday season. SanDisk, inventor of the microSD format, is leading the technology development behind slotMusic.

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SanDisk 32GB Compactflash

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Saturday 13th, September 2008

Who says big cards can’t be fast? SanDisk Corporation announced the 32-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash (CF) card, the latest addition to its award-winning SanDisk Extreme III line. Combining world-class storage capacity with fast data transfer rates, SanDisk’s new memory card is designed to meet the demands of professional digital videographers and photographers. For many cards, an increase in storage capacity often comes at a cost to speed, but the 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CF card at 30 megabytes per second (MB/s) offers customers the best of both worlds.

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SanDisk Extreme 3 SDHC cards

Posted by: Dennis Hissink Sunday 31st, August 2008

SanDisk set a new speed record of 30 megabytes per second for Secure Digital flash memory cards with the introduction of the SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition line of SDHC flash memory cards. The new SanDisk flash memory cards, expected to be available worldwide in September in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities, are designed to deliver peak performance when used with the new digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, Nikon D90. The Nikon D90 is the industry’s first DSLR camera to support SanDisk Extreme III 30MB/s Edition SDHC cards at increased performance.

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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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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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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.