At Double the Previous Highest Capacities, the New Cards Provide Lots of
Room for High-Resolution Digital Still Pictures and Digital Video
BERLIN, August 31 /CNW/ - SanDisk(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today
introduced two new capacities in its high-performance SanDisk Ultra(R) II
line: a 4-gigabyte (GB)(1) SDHC(TM) Plus card and an 8GB Memory Stick PRO
Duo(TM) card. The announcement was made at IFA, the world's largest consumer
electronics show, where SanDisk is exhibiting at Booth 130, in Hall 15.1 of
Messe Berlin, through Sept. 5.
Both cards offer fast read and write speeds of 10 megabytes per second(2)
(10MB/sec), reducing the waiting time between camera shots and the download
time when transferring photos and video to a computer.
"With video recording becoming a standard feature on digital still
cameras, memory cards need more capacity and speed to capture not only
high-quality photos, but also video" said Susan Park, senior product marketing
manger for SanDisk Ultra II cards. "Our SanDisk Ultra II line of high-capacity
memory cards provides increased storage and speed to meet the growing demands
of digital photography, so consumers can capture, preserve, and relive their
most precious moments."
"High-resolution digital still cameras and high-definition video
camcorders using flash memory are changing the way people capture their
memories," said Ron Glaz, program director for digital capture devices and
photofinishing research at IDC. "But the extra clarity and detail of these
images require significant increases in the speed and storage of flash memory,
creating demand for capacities such as 4GB and 8GB that would have seemed
outlandish a few years ago."
Beyond speed and capacity, the 4GB SanDisk Ultra II SDHC Plus card offers
both SD(TM) and USB functionality in one card. Designed with SanDisk's unique,
patented Hinge Lock technology, the card may be inserted into a USB port on
any computer. This two-in-one SD-plus-USB feature eliminates the need to carry
cables or card readers to transfer photos and videos from cameras or
camcorders. Despite its small size, the hinge is sturdy - having survived more
than 10,000 open-close cycles in SanDisk's durability testing.
The 8GB SanDisk Ultra II Memory Stick PRO Duo is designed for recording
high-definition videos and high-resolution still images on Sony digital
cameras and camcorders.
Pricing and availability
The 4GB SanDisk Ultra II SDHC Plus card has a manufacturer's suggested
retail price in the United States of $79.99. The 8GB SanDisk Ultra II Memory
Stick PRO Duo card has a U.S. MSRP of $159.99. Worldwide availability of both
cards is targeted for October.
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.
(2) Based on SanDisk internal testing; performance may be lower depending
upon host device. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.
SanDisk's product and executive images can be downloaded from
SanDisk's web site/home page address: www.sandisk.com
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Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries. SD and SDHC
are trademarks. The Memory Stick PRO Duo and MagicGate marks and logos are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.. Other brand names mentioned herein are for
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