Put Twice as Many Digital Songs, Pictures and Video Clips in Your Pocket with Sandisk's New 8-Gigabyte Cruzer Micro

    At Double The Largest Previously Available Capacity, Cruzer Micro USB
Flash Drive Also Offers Retractable USB Connector and U3 Smart Technology

    MILPITAS, CALIF., August 28 /CNW/ - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:  SNDK)
today announced an 8 gigabyte (GB)(1) model of its popular Cruzer(R) Micro USB
flash drive, double the largest capacity previously available in the Cruzer
Micro line.

    Only two inches long, a half-inch thick and weighing less than half an
ounce, the 8GB Cruzer Micro nonetheless can hold a massive personal library -
1,600 ultra-high-resolution digital pictures, 2,000 digital songs or five
hours of high-quality home video.(2)

    "Just a few years ago, USB flash drives had such limited capacities that
they were only useful for moving a few files from one computer to another,"
said Ittai Golde, senior director of product marketing for the USB Division of
SanDisk. "Now, you don't have to decide what files to put on a Cruzer Micro.
You can load the drive with virtually everything you might need when you're
away from your primary computer."

    Cruzer Micro packs an impressive list of features into a small package:

    --  A sliding USB connector means there's no cap to lose, and the
connector is protected from damage when the drive is not in use.

    --  The slider switch is illuminated by an amber LED light when the drive
is active, making it easy to see - when the light goes out - that it's safe to
unplug the drive.

    --  U3(TM) Smart Technology for running applications directly from the
drive, without those applications having to be installed on the computer.
U3-compatible software provided free with Cruzer Micro includes the PC phone
service Skype(TM), SanDisk's own CruzerSync(TM) for synchronizing files
between a PC and the drive, the password manager program SignupShield(TM)
Passwords from Protecteer, and a trial version of McAfee anti-virus software.

    Pricing and Availability

    Cruzer Micro 8GB is expected to be available in Canada in late-October
with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $155.99. Cruzer Micro also
continues to be available in four smaller capacities, with MSRPs generally as
follows: 512 MB for $17.99, 1GB for $29.99, 2GB for $47.99 and 4GB for $83.99.

    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, California, and has operations worldwide, with more
than half its sales outside the U.S.

    (1) 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.

    (2) Approximations based on JPEG images with average file size of 5
megabytes (for pictures); 4 minute songs at 128 kbps MP3 (for songs) and 5
hours of MPEG 4 video (30 frames per second, 640x480, 3Mb/sec. for video).
Actual numbers may vary.

    SanDisk's web site/home page address: http://www.sandisk.com

    SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded from

    SanDisk, the SanDisk logo, Cruzer and CruzerSync are trademarks of
SanDisk Corporation, registered in the U.S. and other countries. U3 is a
trademark of U3, LLC. Skype and the Skype logo are trademarks of Skype
Technologies S.A. SignupShield is a trademark of Protecteer, LLC. Other brand
names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be
trademarks of their respective holder(s).

    This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for new product introductions, specifications, applications,
markets, pricing, customer acceptance 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, our products may not be available at the prices, dates or in the
geographies we anticipate, our products may not perform as expected, and the
other risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and
elsewhere in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports,
including, but not limited to, our Form 10-K and our quarterly reports on Form
10-Q. We do not intend to update the information contained in this press


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