Sandisk

Cultured flash

A new era is dawning for the humble USB flash drive, the ubiquitous portable data storage device built with Universal Serial Bus interface.

Sunday, 29 July, 2007, 12:00am

What a card

Like Oliver Twist, we want some more. Memory, that is, to snap more photos or shoot more video. SanDisk, the world's largest supplier of flash data-storage-card products, has introduced an 8-gigabyte secure digital high capacity-format memory card. It is designed for new SDHC-compatible camcorders and digital still cameras with 5 megapixels or higher resolution.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Data-hungry desktops will have petabytes and exabytes to eat

Memory storage is the next big technology bottleneck. I have been aware of this for some time, but it became very clear while I was shopping (and saving) for a new digital camera, one that creates 14-megabyte files every time I snap a picture.

21 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

SanDisk card pricey but loaded with memory

One-gigabyte Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are due to appear on store shelves this month, more than a year after the first prototype was shown by Matsushita's Panasonic at the China-Europe Association for Technical and Economic Co-operation trade show in Japan.

SD cards are widely used in devices such as mobile phones, digital cameras and MP3 players.

3 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

SanDisk hits the Las Vegas strip with tiny winners

Flash memory king SanDisk released two of the more attractive new gadgets at the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Named Cruzer, the gadgets were a tiny USB flash drive and a very small MP3 player.

27 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

SanDisk hits the Las Vegas strip with tiny winners

Product: Cruzer Micro and Cruzer Micro MP3 Companion Price: US$64.99 upwards for Cruzer Micro and US49.99 for MP3 Companion Pros: Nifty idea getting the Cruzer to work with the MP3 Companion as this means storage is extremely expandable Cons: High cost per megabyte; iPod mini might work out to be a more attractive option

26 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

SanDisk hits the Las Vegas strip with tiny winners

Product: Cruzer Micro and Cruzer Micro MP3 Companion Price: US$64.99 upwards for Cruzer Micro and US49.99 for MP3 Companion Pros: Nifty idea getting the Cruzer to work with the MP3 Companion as this means storage is extremely expandable Cons: High cost per megabyte; iPod mini might work out to be a more attractive option

26 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Cruzer shifts storage into overdrive

Now that every man and his dog has taken to keeping a flash memory drive on his key ring (or collar, as the case may be), someone had to come up with a way of improving things.

Storage maker SanDisk has released the Cruzer Mini, a high-speed USB drive that uses the USB 2.0 standard.

5 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Flashy new card formats put videotape on notice

There were plenty of new products from flash-memory kings Sandisk and Lexar Media at this year's CeBIT exhibition, including new mini flash cards for use in mobile phones.

There are now at least seven major flash-card formats available: Secure Digital (SD), miniSD, xD-Picture card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), CompactFlash, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro.

25 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Twice the functions (no wires attached)

Sandisk, a giant in the mini-memory business, has announced its first multi-function storage cards.

The two new cards combine flash memory with 802.11b wireless networking, or Wi-Fi, into a single product. The first is a 128 megabyte CompactFlash card, the second a 256MB Secure Digital (SD) card.

21 Jan 2003 - 12:00am