Reading at a maximum of 95MB/s and writing at 80MB/s, the new Toshiba SDHC UHS-I memory cards are the fastest in the world. Now, good luck finding a camera that can saturate that kind of bandwidth.
SanDisk has figured out a way to cram 32GB of storage onto a chip the size of your pinkie that slides into your phone—if it's got a micro SDHC slot, anyway. Which is awesome! Not awesome: It's $200, which is as much as your phone actually cost. Oh well. It'd be kind of a steal if the iPad took 'em though.
Samsung's new 64GB flash NAND and 32GB microSD card may be the first of each to market, bringing lots more storage space to phones like the iPhone, Droid and Nexus One as well as other handheld devices. Big win!
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.
If we looked between the couch cushions, we could probably find 20GB or so in various roaming flash media. Yet it all goes unused whenever we pull out the trusty USB stick.
The Scoop: SanDisk's latest microSDHC card has 12GB of storage, the fattest microSDHC card ever. But! It's only a proof of concept. According to the booth reps, the actual release model in June will be a whopping 16GB, double the previous biggun'.
The Catch: Um, none, except more gigs=more dollars. [SanDisk]
SanDisk has begun shipping its 8GB microSDHC and M2 flash memory cards. The company hopes that they will find a market among users of memory-card-ready mobile phones. Available now for $140 and $150, respectively. [Electronista]
Kingmax has discovered how to make twice as many fairies dance on the head of a pin, shoehorning 4GB of data onto a microSDHC flash memory card, a first. This is simply amazing. Just look at that size comparison I've made above—a credit card looks like it's the size of a billboard next to a microSD card. When you hold…