All of my guesses on the “Something Big” announcement by Sandisk were wrong. I blame the mascot for leading me to believe that the new memory device would somehow end up looking like it – I thought it was a clue. Still, SanDisk’s unveiling of their new 32GB microSD memory card is certainly something worth writing about. This is a huge amount of memory for mobile device owners. Imagine how many more songs, photos and files you can store!?
Note: Please check your device’s compatibility (must be microSDHC compliant) before even considering ordering this from anywhere.
The new SanDisk 32GB microSDHC memory card is available for a very reasonable US$199.99 and comes with a 5 year limited warranted.
SanDisk 32GB microSD Press Release:
Milpitas, Calif., March 22, 2010 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that it will begin shipping the world’s highest-capacity removable memory card for mobile phones – the 32 gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk microSDHC™ card. The new microSDHC card offers consumers an unprecedented level of freedom and flexibility in how they store, send and enjoy digital content.
“With the large volume of photos, videos and music that consumers create and carry around, a high-capacity memory card is a must-have component of today’s smartphone,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief operating officer, SanDisk. “This is the highest-capacity card of its type, and SanDisk is pleased to be the first to ship such an advanced product. This marks yet another important first in our innovative history in the flash memory industry.”
Smartphones have evolved far beyond the simple phone call. They serve as mobile offices, music players, movie theaters, cameras, video recorders, GPS devices and gateways to the mobile Internet. The highly-versatile 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card delivers immediate memory expansion that lets consumers enjoy the storage-intensive features of their advanced handsets. For example, the 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card can store enough music to outlast 35 round-trip flights between San Francisco and New York before repeating a single song.
The 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card is available starting Tuesday, 3/23/10 on SanDisk.com U.S. and European e-commerce sites, with worldwide retail availability to follow next month. The new card comes with a 5 year limited warranty and carries a suggested retail price of $199.99.
The 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card also lets mobile network operators (MNO) and handset manufacturers (OEMs) equip their subscribers with enough storage to match the industry’s leading smartphones. By bundling SanDisk’s new card with the phone, consumers get high-capacity mobile storage in a convenient form factor. SanDisk microSDHC cards are also available in 2, 4, 8 and 16GB capacities and are shipping today in volume.
SanDisk is mass producing the new cards based on its industry-leading, third-generation 32nm X3 (3-bit-per-cell) technology, which makes a 32GB capacity possible in such a small form factor. The successful development and wide distribution of many X3-based products through OEM and retail channels in recent years demonstrates both the technology’s maturity and SanDisk’s ability to quickly bring it to market.
SanDisk microSDHC cards adhere to the stringent quality expectations of top-tier handset manufacturers and MNOs, and SanDisk is taking orders now. To meet the specific needs of different OEM customers, the 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card is available in a variety of card and adapter configurations as well as with the option to pre-load the card with custom software.
Quick! If you haven’t been to the Sandisk website in a while, surf on down there.
You’ll be abruptly confronted by a message blaring “MEMORY FULL” then an unfamiliar Sandisk mascot next to a huge message saying “Something BIG is coming” on the 23rd March 2010. If you’re too lazy on this Monday morning you can simply view the image above.
I wonder what it’ll be…
I’m assuming it’s another memory device given the “MEMORY FULL” message and that it will have a form factor of a 2.5″ portable hard drive and possibly come in silver given the look of the mascot.
Perhaps a larger capacity, extra portable, USB SSD drive?
Could it be the release of 128GB memory cards already?
Let’s wait another 24 hours or so and see.
Music. Pictures. Work. Play. With its innovative capless design, the SanDisk Ultra Titanium safely delivers anything and everything that users want to take with them. And considering that it’s made with a strong metal casing, it’s tough enough to take just about anywhere.
We’ve been selling USB flash drives for around 6 years now and we can say with this experience that the SanDisk Ultra Titanium range has always been our best in terms of performance, value for money and looks. Highly recommended!
Product Description for the 16GB Sandisk Ultra Cruzer Titanium USB Flash Drive:
PRODUCT : Ultra Cruzer Titanium
CAPACITY : 16 GB
I/FACE : USB 2.0
SPEED : 15MB/s read, 9MB/s write
SYS REQS : -Pentium PC or Macintosh computer with USB support -Windows 2000 SP4, XP, Vista and Mac OS X v10.1.2+ -USB 2.0 port required for Hi-speed transfer -Requires high power USB hub port
NOTE : This USB drive is compatible with U3 and Win7
Now there’s a memory card fast enough to keep up with your advanced DSLR: The SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card. With lightning-fast (up to 90 MB/s* read/write) speed, you’ll be able to capture more continuous burst shooting-and get the most out of your professional digital SLR camera. And with 32GB of storage, you’ll be ready for more RAW+JPEG and high-def video. This card is double the speed of the Sandisk Extreme IV Compact Flash card that we blogged about only a couple of weeks ago.
SanDisk engineered its Power Core™ Controller to take whatever your camera’s buffer can dish out. By distributing image data across the card more rapidly and efficiently, this card delivers professional performance.
Features of the 32GB Sandisk Extreme Pro Compact Flash Card:
* Up to 90MB/s read/write. Based on SanDisk internal testing: performance may be vary depending upon host device. **1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes. X = 150 KB/sec. and 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes
† 30 years warranty in Germany and regions not recognizing Limited Lifetime warranty
I was just talking to a friend today about how much memory RAW files on Digital SLR Cameras take these days. We both use Canon 5D Mark IIs and on an 8GB card we can only capture around 300 RAW image files.
Memory prices are dropping all the time and in this case, with the holiday season coming around, it may be useful getting the biggest card you can afford.
Here’s one that a lot of our customers have been picking up lately -> Sandisk 16GB Compact Flash Extreme IV Memory Card. It features all the attributes of a pro card: fast, robust and has a limited lifetime warranty. Of course it’s made by the world’s leading memory card manufacturer which pretty much guarantees a quality experience.
Features of the Sandisk 16GB Compact Flash Extreme IV Card:
If you’re in Australia you can order it via our online store:
SANDISK 16GB CF EXTREME IV Product Page
Yes I am fully aware that there are cheaper 32GB USB flash drives out in the market. But my question to you is, “would you risk 32GB worth of important data for the sake of saving a few dollars?” My answer would be an emphatic “No“.
Keep that cheap stuff in the swap meets or desparate online stores.
Sandisk have been in the flash memory business for more than 15 years. They have lead the memory card and USB flash drive market for around the same time. The reason why they are the world’s most trusted is because their gear is superior to the rest.
Here’s one good example – the Sandisk 32GB Cruzer Contour USB Flash Drive. Not only does it have a huge data capacity but is also one of the fastest on the market. It comes with an array of software and was tweaked for Windows Vista.
My short review on the Sandisk 32GB Cruzer Contour USB Flash Drive:
Not only is this the largest capacity USB flash drive that we stock at the moment, the Sandisk Cruzer Contour 32GB USB Flash Drive is the fastest!
With a blistering 25MB read speed and 18MB write speed, it even surpasses the Sandisk Titanium range!
No wonder why they call the Sandisk Cruzer Contour series the flagship of Sandisk’s USB flash drive range.
Sandisk is a world leader in flash memory and innovative design. Introducing the first USB flash drive with a backup button – the Sandisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive. No wires. No fuss. Just an easier way to protect your favorite photos, videos, songs and more—so you’ll always have them with you.
Features of the SanDisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive:
* 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
**U3 functionality is not supported under Linux or Mac OS (any version), but device is MSC.
*** Five-year warranty in regions not recognizing “limited”.
Availability of the Sandisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive:
The Sandisk Ultra Backup USB Flash Drive seems to have already hit some shelves in the U.S., so in terms of Oz maybe the next couple of weeks. We’ll keep you posted.
The Sandisk Cruzer Titanium range of USB Flash drives are some of the best on the market.
Not only do they have super fast data transfer speeds, slide-out design (no lost lids) but they are incredibly robust being able to withstand almost 1 tonne of pressure!
What more could you ask for?
I got my sister a 4GB version last year and now she’s asking me for another one?!
I think this 16GB will do her just fine.
Features of the Sandisk Cruzer Titanium U3 Flash Drive 16GB:
o Retractable USB connector
o Dimensions: 7.14mm x 19.05mm x 57.94mm (D x W x L)
o Rugged Liquidmetal® body
o Crush force exceeds 2000 lbs
o Laser etched graphics and finish
o U3 smart enabled
o Loaded with the following U3 compatible PC programs
+ CruzerSync synchronization tool
+ SignupShield password manager
+ SKYPE “Make video calls from PC to PC”
+ AVAST virus scan
o Dimensions: 7.14mm x 19.05mm x 57.94mm (D x W x L)
o Distinctive Blue LED
o Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (backwards compatible with all USB 1.1 ports)
o USB Mass Storage Class Device
o Compatible with Windows 2000 SP4 and XP *
o Certified Windows 2000 and XP *
* U3 functionality only supported on Windows 2000 & XP OS
More and more people are flocking towards the extra photographic abilities that can be found in digital SLR cameras. Being able to manually adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO seems to be the new challenge that many previous instamatic digital camera owners, yearn for. Most digital SLR capture photos at higher resolutions which means that memory cards for these beasts need to be bigger and faster.
At the highest echelons of memory cards, sits the Sandisk Extreme IV compact flash range. In years past, pricing kept this range reserved mostly for the professional photographer. Now with advances in memory card manufacturing, the savings have been past down so that almost anyone who wants an ultra fast compact flash card, can afford one.
With a blindingly fast read/write speed of up to 40MB/second (4GB & 8GB) and 45MB/second (16GB) and a remarkably rugged design, the SanDisk Extreme IV CompactFlash memory card takes digital photography to a whole new level. No wonder professional photographers around the world have made SanDisk their preferred choice for high performance, reliability, and proven durability.
Features of the Sandisk Extreme IV Compact Flash:
I’ve got a Sandisk Extreme IV Compact Flash working beautifully with my Canon 5D Mark II. As more and more digital SLRs with video recording capability come out, fast write speeds will become increasingly importantly especially if they record 1080p HD like the Mark II.
I highly recommend this range.
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