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SanDisk Unveils New SSD U100 And iSSD i100 Storage

Posted in SanDisk by Reuben Drake on June 1st, 2011

SanDisk, at Computex 2011, has unveiled some new storage devices: the SSD U100 And iSSD i100. The SanDisk i100 is the world’s smallest and fastest 128GB SATA III BGA-based SSD and is designed for use in ultra thin notebooks and tablet devices.

SanDisk U100 SSD and i100 iSSD’s unique architecture allows OEMs to manage the power consumption with their devices while providing increased storage and performance. The SanDisk i100 has 128GB of storage and is capable of up to 450MB/s sequential read speed and up to 160GB/s sequential write speeds.

Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC Card

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2011

Sandisk has added another SDHC card to its roster, the SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card, which features read and write speeds of up to 45MB/s. The new SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I card uses Ultra High Speed (UHS) technology from the newly released SD 3.0 specification.

If you feel the need for this kind of speed, the Sandisk Extreme Pro SDHC Card will be available in sizes ranging from 8GB to 32GB. The 8GB model will cost $109.99 while the 32GB model will retail for $349.99.

SanDisk ships its smallest USB thumb drive, the Cruzer Blade

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on July 27th, 2010

SanDisk claims that its Cruzer Blade is the world’s smallest USB flash drive. We believe it. The drive is “about the size of a standard size paper clip and weighing approximately the same as a penny.”

It’s perfect for hanging from your keyring, when not getting lost in the folds of your couch and such. It’s available in capacities from 2GB to 16GB, with prices from $14.99 to $77.99. When they say small they mean small, just not in price.

SanDisk unveils G4 and P4 solid state drives

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on June 1st, 2010

If you are looking for some SSD action for your computer, SanDisk is here to tempt you with its latest offerings. The company has announced its fourth-generation SSD lineup, which consists of the laptop-sized SSD G4 and the smaller SSD P4.

The former will be available in up to 256GB capacities with 220MB / sec read speeds and 160MB / sec writes. The latter will range in size from 8GB to 128GB. Expect both to enter the OEM market in Q3 2010. Sweet!

SanDisk to ship 32GB microSDHC card this month

Posted in SanDisk by Shane McGlaun on March 23rd, 2010

There are lots of smartphones and PMPs out there that offer storage expansion via microSDHC slots. None of the popular Apple devices do though. If you have a device with a microSDHC slot and you want a massive capacity card SanDisk has your fix.

SanDisk has announced that it will be the first maker to ship a 32GB microSDHC card. The new card uses 32nm X3 technology allowing the storage of 3-bits of data per cell. This tech is key to the massive storage capacity of the card.

SanDisk G3 SSD now available for purchase

Posted in SanDisk by Shane McGlaun on February 24th, 2010

At CES last month SanDisk unveiled it’s new G3 SSD. The SSD promises lots more performance than a traditional HDD and less power consumption. At the time SanDisk didn’t say how much the G3 would cost or when it would ship.

SanDisk has now announced that the G3 is available online and will be landing in stores soon. The G3 will be available in 60GB and 120GB capacities. Both promise up to 220MB/sec of sequential read and up to 120MB/sec sequential write performance.

SanDisk iNAND Embedded Flash Drive reduces chips needed inside phones

Posted in SanDisk by Shane McGlaun on February 15th, 2010

One thing that we all want when it comes to our gadgets like smartphones is longer run time. We want each charge of our device to last a long time. One of the ways that phone makers improve runtime is by reducing the number of power consuming chips inside the device.

SanDisk has announced a new storage device called the iNAND with 64GB of storage that is bootable. The device uses 32nm X3 NAND flash from SanDisk and since it is bootable, phone makers can use one storage chip for system files and user data like music.

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 player

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2009

SanDisk Sansa Clip+ MP3 playerRemember slotRadio? SanDisk’s microSD cards that load into mp3 players? Well SanDisk has released the Clip+, another player that uses the strange format. So they haven’t given up yet. The Clip+ looks like your standard entry-level MP3 player and is an update to the original Clip.

It features an FM radio and 2GB to 8GB of storage, with prices ranging from $40 to $70, and you can navigate using it’s one inch OLED screen. If you like what you see, it will be available online tomorrow and appear in stores on September 13th.

SanDisk announces summer video contest

Posted in SanDisk by Shane McGlaun on July 8th, 2009

sandisksummercontestThere are so many activities going on during the summer that most people keep cameras and camcorders on them at all times. Activities like those pool parties or beach vacations are things that many people will want to look back on later.

SanDisk has announced a contest that can win you some cool cash just for shooting video with your cell phone or camcorder. SanDisk wants people to now that their cell phones can record video, unless you use early iPhone models, and promote the use of memory cards as well.

SanDisk unveils 32GB SDHC class 10 card

Posted in SanDisk by Shane McGlaun on June 25th, 2009

sandiskextreme32gbsdhc-sbI have always stayed away from DSLRs that require any other storage medium other than SD or SDHC cards. Other types of storage cost more and are harder to find if you need a new card on the road. The only drawback is that many of the other storage mediums offered higher performance than SDHC or SD cards.

SanDisk has announced the world’s fastest 32GB SDHC card today. The card supports the new SD Association’s new Class 10 specification, which exceeds the performance needed for AVCHD recording cameras on the market today.

SanDisk: “You Can’t Out-iPod the iPod”

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on June 4th, 2009

Sandisk 8GB Sansa Clip MP3 playerEli Harari, CEO of Sandisk, recently admitted what has become very obvious. That Apple rules them all when it comes to the portable media player market. Everyone else is just trying to keep up. In a recent Fortune interview Harari admits that “you can’t out-iPod the iPod.”

SanDisk is a distant second place in the sector, and its flash memory is used in all kinds of PMP devices. They can admit that Apple rules in that sector, because flash memory chips are Sandisk’s primary product, not PMPs. Still must have been hard to actually say it.

SanDisk pSSD P2 and S2 netbook drives now shipping

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on June 3rd, 2009

SanDisk pSSD P2 and S2 netbook drives now shippingSanDisk has made their latest SSDs available for purchase. The pSSD P2 and S2 both use nCache technology, which boosts random write speeds up to five times over standard hard drives. The new tech is non-volatile and should reduce the times the SSD stalls out or glitches.

These drives are built for performance, with speeds equivalent to a 9,000 RPM HDD and they are small too, so they are perfect for netbooks. It will also withstand extreme temperatures and is shockproof.

Are you using Micro SD cards yet?

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2009

Are you using Micro SD cards yet?How many of you have started using micro SD cards? If you have, what is your experience? If you haven’t, why not? I recently started using the micro SD cards from Sandisk after avoiding them forever. I just figured, they’re so damn tiny, they had to be annoying. But after using them, I’ve found them pretty darn useful and even though they are obscenely tiny, I’m sold.

They are especially useful for moving songs betweens between your MP3 player and phone. (Assuming you have the micro SD slot). Say you have an 8 GB MP3 player. An 8 GB card doubles your storage. That’s a no brainer. But the fact that you can take the card out and use it on your phone or other device is where they are handy.

SanDisk releases a quartet of slotRadio cards with 1,000 tracks each

Posted in SanDisk by Shane McGlaun on April 30th, 2009

sandiskslotradiocards-sbI still don’t get the slotRadio format. I can see what the record companies are trying to do, but they still don’t seem to get why consumers prefer digital tracks to physical formats. With a digital track, you can port the song to multiple devices, assuming there is no DRM. SlotRadio tracks are stuck on the microSD card, which might as well be a CD.

SanDisk has announced the launch of four new slotRadio cards from Billboard that each feature 1,000 tracks. Each of the cards covers a different music genre and will sell for $39.99. The genres covered include rock, country, oldies, and Hip Hop/R&B.

SanDisk slotRadio shipping March 31st

Posted in SanDisk by Conner Flynn on March 21st, 2009

Sansa slotRadio comes with 1,000 songsSanDisk will be shipping its slotRadio at the end of this month, so those looking for an MP3 player that doesn’t have an Apple logo can give it some love and see if it loves you back.

This player comes with a microSD memory card slot so you can have your choice of pre-loaded music. You can get it pre-loaded with Billboard hits cards that hold more than 1,000 tracks. Which means that for every song you like, there will be ten that you don’t.