SanDisk's Ridiculous New 512 GB SD Card Costs $800

SD cards are everywhere now, and you can get them on the cheap. But SanDisk is not interesting "on the cheap" with the announcement of some crazy, insanely high-capacity flash memory that is more expensive than the camera you put it in. » 9/11/14 10:52am 9/11/14 10:52am

NASA Will Reformat Mars Rover's Flash Memory From 125 Million Miles Away

NASA's Opportunity rover is still trundling across the surface of Mars, more than 11 years after its 90 day mission began. But its software is getting bogged down, so NASA's doing a full system backup, memory wipe, and reboot. It's just like your routine computer cleanup, just from the next planet over. » 8/30/14 4:00pm 8/30/14 4:00pm

SanDisk Just Made the Fastest 4K-Slinging SD Card Yet

SanDisk just announced an absurdly fast card that can go almost three times faster than the previous champ. Why do you need all that horsepower? To chomp 4K video, of course. » 2/13/14 12:40pm 2/13/14 12:40pm

Sony SD Cards Are Over Half Off on Amazon Right Now

You can always use more memory cards. Whether you're a weekend warrior with your DSLR or a music hoarder on your smartphone, these bite-size bits of storage tend to fill up quickly, and they're easy to lose at that. So take the chance while you've got it, and stock up on Sony memory cards at Amazon. They're mad cheap… » 10/23/13 9:38am 10/23/13 9:38am

Insane Blasts of Heat Could Make Flash Memory Live Longer Than Ever

Flash memory is fast, it's stable, but it's not without its flaws. It has a tendency to wear out after too many write-erase cycles, for example. Now there's a way to deal with that problem, and it could lead to self-healing NAND flash memory that could last for much, much longer than the stuff we have now. » 12/02/12 3:00pm 12/02/12 3:00pm

Apple Spending Tons of Cash on Israeli Super Memory

Israeli financial paper Calcalist reports Apple has thrown down some serious stacks to acquire Anobit, a flash memory firm. But the purported $400-500 million (!) buyout isn't just for any memory firm—Anobit says its memory's faster and cheaper. » 12/20/11 8:35am 12/20/11 8:35am

128Gb NAND Chips Promise SD Cards with Terabytes of Storage

Cell phones have taken another step towards becoming full-fledged pocket computers with an announcement by Micron and Intel. Get ready to carry even more of your digital life on your phone. » 12/06/11 11:40pm 12/06/11 11:40pm

A Brief 0.07-Second Power Outage at a Factory Can Cause a 20% Drop In…

A very, very brief power outage at a Toshiba factory forced the company to completely halt operations at the critical plant. This could mean as much as a 20% drop in chip shipments which could lead to product shortages everywhere. » 12/09/10 3:53pm 12/09/10 3:53pm

Ready to Form Voltron USB Stick! Activate Interlocks!

It's not pocket-sized, nor can it be lent to colleagues without experiencing a glimpse of fear it won't be returned, but the Voltron Lionforce Defender 2GB USB stick does come pre-loaded with a remastered Voltron episode. Just $30. [Incubot] » 9/10/10 7:00am 9/10/10 7:00am

Repost: Giz Explains SSD

Seagate and Samsung, giants of hard drives and flash memory, respectively, will work together to develop technologies for SSD storage devices. Now would be a fine time to brush up on (and covet) the great solid-state drive. [Giz] » 8/12/10 10:46am 8/12/10 10:46am

Brain-Like Memristors Could Revolutionize Memory Chips at the Atomic…

The brainiacs at H.P. think they've discovered a way to replace transistors with technology that will shrink chips to the atomic scale. Emphasis on "brain." » 4/11/10 1:00pm 4/11/10 1:00pm

Toshiba Develops 64GB NAND Chip, Just In Time For a 64GB iPhone 3GS?

Pay attention, Appleites—this isn't just any old boring chip news. With Toshiba supplying the 16GB and 32GB NAND chips for the iPhone 3GS, the fact that it's just announced the world's first 64GB NAND chip is very suggestive. » 12/15/09 5:30am 12/15/09 5:30am

Remainders - Stuff We Didn't Post (and Why)

Apple Said to Be Bullying, Giving Wedgies to Flash Memory Makers...Legendary German Camera-Maker Launches Really Boring Digital Cameras...ClearPlay's Upscaling 1080p DVD Player Allows High-Definition Censorship...Survey of Android App Developers Reveals Unhappiness With Sales... » 12/01/09 1:20am 12/01/09 1:20am

Samsung's New Ultra Slim 30-Nanometer Flash Memory Chips Will Cause…

With stacks of eight being only 0.6mm thick, Samsung's new 30-nanometer NAND chips are practically anorexic, but for once that's a good thing. Thinner chips like these could bring smaller gadgets and hopefully also lead to lower SSD prices. » 11/06/09 1:00pm 11/06/09 1:00pm

Phase-Changing Memory Is Closer To The Market And Might Just Kill Flash

Phase-changing memory looks great. It's supposed to combine the non-volatile nature of flash-based memory with the fantastic speed of DRAM. Now Intel and Numonyx are teasing with advancements in stacking memory layers, news that brings denser PCM closer to markets. » 10/29/09 8:31pm 10/29/09 8:31pm

SanDisk Starts Shipping X4 Flash Cards, Will Eventually Be Awesome

SanDisk's X4 tech packs four bits of data into each memory cell, compared with the typical one or two bits. That means they'll be able to far exceed the 32GB limit on SDHC, microSDHC and others, and they've started shipping. » 10/13/09 4:20am 10/13/09 4:20am

Flash Memory Sensors: 100x Smaller Than CCDs, Better at Low Light

CCD and CMOS sensors take great images, but that doesn't mean they're perfect. They're bulky and bad in low light. It turns out that flash memory can actually double as a light sensor, and could solve both these problems. » 10/08/09 10:20pm 10/08/09 10:20pm

Corsair's Flash Voyager GT: The World's Fastest 128GB USB Flash Drive

Corsair, who seem to spend all their time finding speed records and then breaking them, announced their Flash Voyager GT USB flash drive at the droolworthy 128GB capacity. Even better, the speeds totally don't suck: 32MB/s and 25.6MB/s read/write, respectively. » 8/13/09 10:00pm 8/13/09 10:00pm

Toshiba 64GB SDXC Card Is Will Be the World's Largest, Fastest

On one hand, it's great to see the SDXC standard—which theoretically tops out at 2TB—flexing its muscles a little bit. On the other, I kinda wish Toshiba wouldn't announce a record-breaking SD card six months before release. » 8/04/09 8:39am 8/04/09 8:39am