SanDisk Unveils 8-Gigabyte SanDisk Ultra II SDHC Card

Mar 08, 2007
SanDisk Unveils 8-Gigabyte SanDisk Ultra II SDHC Card

SanDisk Corporation today introduced an 8-gigabyte SanDisk Ultra II SD High Capacity (SDHC) card. The new cards can store over 4,000 high-resolution pictures or up to 15 hours of MPEG 4 video.

The SanDisk Ultra II SDHC card features write speeds of 9 megabytes per second and read speeds of 10MB/sec. 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 speed rating.

The SanDisk MicroMate 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.

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 package.

SanDisk 8GB Ultra II SDHC will be available in June 2007 at $239.99 suggested price.

Source: SanDisk Corporation

Explore further: Successful read/write of digital data in fused silica glass with high recording density

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Obama unveils new measures to stem identity theft

18 minutes ago

US President Barack Obama on Friday ordered "pin and chip" security measures for government payment systems, aiming to stem the proliferation of credit card fraud and identity theft.

Twitpic to shutter service after all

1 hour ago

Twitpic on Friday put out word that the service is shutting down after all, apologizing for a "false alarm" that a merger would be its salvation.

Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort

2 hours ago

(AP)—Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized to employees and announced in a company-wide memo that all workers will receive expanded training on how to foster an inclusive culture as he works to repair damage ...

Recommended for you

Tomorrow's tablets? Look, no hands

4 minutes ago

Engineers in a suburban Chicago office complex have designed a new microphone that they say will be key to the future of smartphone and tablet technology because it gives consumers the ability to operate hand-held devices ...

Microsoft's Garage becomes an incubator of consumer apps

4 minutes ago

For five years now, The Garage has served as Microsoft's incubator for employees' passion projects, an internal community of engineers, designers, hardware tinkerers and others from all different parts of the company who ...

Microsoft drops Nokia name from smartphones

24 minutes ago

Microsoft said Friday it was dropping the Nokia name from its Lumia smartphones, rebranding following the acquisition earlier this year of the Finnish group's handset division.

Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark

42 minutes ago

Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast.

Students win challenge for real-time traffic app

55 minutes ago

Three University of Texas at Arlington Computer Science and Engineering students have won a $10,000 prize in the NTx Apps Challenge for a smart traffic light network that adjusts traffic light schedules to ...

User comments : 0