Cards Will Be Bundled With Free MicroMate USB 2.0 Reader
LAS VEGAS, March 8 /CNW/ - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today
introduced an 8-gigabyte (GB)(1) SanDisk Ultra(R) II SD(TM) High Capacity
(SDHC(TM)) card to meet the growing demand for more photo and video storage.
The new cards can store over 4,000 high-resolution pictures or up to 15 hours
of MPEG 4 video(2). The announcement was made at the Photo Marketing
Association (PMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where SanDisk is
displaying its photographic products in Booth G191 on Level 1 of the South
The SanDisk Ultra II SDHC card features write speeds of 9 megabytes (MB)
per second and read speeds of 10MB/sec.(3) The cards are targeted at digital
photography enthusiasts with 5 megapixel or higher resolution cameras or
videographers with camcorders that require significantly faster flash storage
cards. The card carries a Class 4(4) speed rating.
The SanDisk MicroMate(TM) USB 2.0 reader, which normally retails for
$19.99, will be included with the 8GB SanDisk Ultra II SDHC card at no extra
charge. SDHC cards require an SDHC-compatible reader to transfer images from
card to computer, and the MicroMate readers work with both SDHC and SD cards.
"As new SDHC-compatible digital still cameras and camcorders arrive on
the market with greater frequency, consumers should select a memory card that
meets the demands of these devices," said Anna Enerio, retail product
marketing manager at SanDisk. "This combination of an 8GB SanDisk Ultra II
SDHC card and a MicroMate reader gives consumers high capacity, proven
performance and convenience at an exceptional value."
The 8GB SanDisk Ultra II SDHC card adheres to the SD 2.00 specification,
a new design that is required for cards and cameras to support capacities from
4GB to 32GB. The specification was developed by the SD Association, an
industry standards board, which also defined three speed classes for speed and
performance capabilities. The speed rating system, adopted by the SD
Association, is intended to help consumers select the right card for the
desired application. It does not denote the fastest memory card.
Though standard SD and SDHC cards look identical in size and shape, only
SDHC-compatible cameras and devices can accept the new SDHC cards. SanDisk
differentiates its new cards with the SDHC logo on the card and retail
Suggested Pricing and Availability
Capacities CDN$ Availability
SanDisk 8GB Ultra II SDHC 8GB + MicroMate $287.98 June 2007
Bundle with MicroMate USB 2.0 Reader
For additional information, please visit SanDisk's website:
-- What is SDHC: http://www.sandisk.com/sdhc/SDHC.pdf
-- SDHC product information: http://www.sandisk.com/sdhc/
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the
world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its
patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is
headquartered in Milpitas, CA and has operations worldwide, with more than
half of its sales outside the U.S.
(1) 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes.
(2) Based on SanDisk internal testing. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.
(3) Approximations based on compressed JPEG images on a 5MP camera
(pictures) and hours of Super Fine MPEG 4 video (320 x 240, 384 kbps video).
Actual numbers may vary depending on camera model, resolution and compression.
(4) The SDA speed class rating was developed to identify minimum data
transfer and latency requirements for a host application, and is generally
related to the emerging application of uninterrupted real-time video capture
(from camcorders and cell phones) with an appropriately rated SD card. By
contrast, SanDisk's own performance specifications apply to sequential write
and read operations in non-real-time applications such as file transfers
between a card and a computer or in digital cameras between the camera's
buffer and the card.
SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com
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SanDisk, the SanDisk logo and SanDisk Ultra are trademarks of SanDisk
Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. MicroMate is a
trademark of SanDisk Corporation. SD, SDHC and the SDHC logo are trademarks.
Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and
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This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for new product introductions, applications, markets, and
customers that are based on our current expectations and involve numerous
risks and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements to be
inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking statements to be
inaccurate include among others: market demand for our products may grow more
slowly than our expectations, there may be a slower adoption rate for these
products in new markets that we are targeting, these products may not perform
as expected, these products may not be available when expected or at the
prices expected, and the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our
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limited to, Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. We do not intend
to update the information contained in this press release.
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