Toshiba 8GB SDHC Memory Card: More Bits, Less Compatibility

Until now we've heard idle talk of 8GB SD memory cards coming by the end of this year, and now Toshiba has actually announced one. The bad news is this SD-HC008GT4 card, like all SDHC cards, isn't compatible with existing devices that use those old-fashioned SD memory cards. That's right, if you want to dance all those angels on the head of this pin, you'll have to spring for a shiny new device that supports the SDHC (that HC stands for "high capacity") standard.

Just what we needed, a new standard. But those eight gigs might just come in handy, and there's talk of these cards eventually being able to hold a 32GB of stuff, and they're faster, too. Neat. Hope this one's cheap.

Product Page (rook out, it's in Japanese) [Toshiba]