Toshiba announced the launch of the world's first 64GB SDXC Memory Card capable of operating at the world's fastest data transfer rate for reading and writing to a flash memory card. The new Toshiba SDXC memory card is compliant with the new SD Memory Standard, Ver. 3.00, UHS104. Toshiba also extended its industry leadership in memory card solutions by unveiling 32GB and 16GB SDHC Memory Cards compliant with the world's fastest data transfer rate. Samples of the new Toshiba SDXC Memory Cards will be available this month, and samples of the new SDHC Memory Cards will be available in January.
Lexar Media announced the launch of its flash-based, backup drives, Lexar Echo SE and Lexar Echo ZE. Designed to protect valuable data on netbook and notebook computers, Echo SE and ZE backup drives from lexar Media provide users with portable, easy-to-use file backup solutions for their mobile lifestyles. High-performance Echo SE is an ultra-portable drive that easily plugs into a computer’s USB port to perform automatic backup and transfer of files, at read speeds up to 28MB/s and write speeds up to 10MB/s.
CES 2010 - Lexar Media announced additions to the Professional line of CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards for an enhanced imaging experience. Lexar has increased the capacity of Professional 300x CF cards to 32GB, and Professional 233x CF cards are now available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. In addition, the Lexar Professional 133x SDHC card has achieved a Class 10 speed rating. The improvements to the Lexar Professional flash memory line allow professional photographers and advanced enthusiasts to capture more high-resolution images and high-definition (HD) video with their digital SLR cameras.
Copying and sharing memory card-based photos, videos, music and data is easier than ever with new Kodak card readers developed by Sakar International. Four card readers now available in stores will be joined in spring 2010 by an extra-secure microSD card reader designed to transfer photos from your cell phone or camera, including the new Kodak SLICE Touchscreen Camera announced by Kodak. Roughly the size of a quarter, the new Kodak R110 card reader for microSD Cards (MSRP $14.99) has special features to keep the card, USB connection and device itself safe and secure.
Sony is set to bring its special blend of quality, reliability and performance to the memory card market with the launch of a range of SD / SDHC and microSD / microSDHC memory cards. With the Memory Stick product line, Sony also introduces the world's first, high value-added model with the function of close proximity wireless transfer technology Transfer Jet (MS-JX8) aiming at offering new advantage and unique user experience to customers instead of supplying a memory card for recording / storing data. "SxS (S by S) Memory Card" for professional products offers users various benefits which support and enhance features of a host device with its ultra high-speed data-transfer and high reliability.
Panasonic announces the availability of the company's first 64 GB and 48 GB SDXC memory cards. SDXC is the next generation SD memory card, a new standard for storing data more than 32 GB and up to 2 terabytes. The new Panasonic SDXC memory cards, the RP-SDW64GE1K (64 GB) and RP-SDW48GE1K (48 GB) are Panasonic's largest-sized GOLD cards with Class 10 speed specification. Featuring new advanced Super Intelligent Controller helps to improve the reliability of the card and extend its lifetime. The new 64 GB and 48 GB SDXC memory cards will be globally introduced in February 2010 with suggested retail prices of $599.95 and $449.95, respectively.
SanDisk announced a 2 Gigabyte 2 Rock Band 2 SD gaming card, significantly increasing the storage capacity available to gamers using the Nintendo Wii console. This memory boost enables users to conveniently store additional content without worrying about running out of space. The SanDisk 2GB Rock Band 2 SD gaming card is expected to be available for U.S. retailers this Spring, and carries a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $12.99.
Sony has doubled the capacity of its new high speed Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX, giving customers a massive 16GB of storage. Fast read/write speeds and a free USB adapter make the latest Memory Stick ideal for transferring pictures to a PC from HD camcorders or continuous-shooting DSLRs. The inclusion of a free USB adaptor makes it very simple to transfer data onto a PC or notebook, and ensures optimum performance. With 20MB/s read and 15MB/s write1, data transfer times are more than three times faster than the current PRO-Duo can achieve. Another extremely useful bonus comes in the form of the free, downloadable Sony Memory Stick Data Rescue Service which can quickly recover deleted photographs and files.