memory

Sony Memory Stick Micro 8GB finally arrives

Sony Memory Stick Micro 8GB finally arrives

Sony have announced their largest capacity Memory Stick Micro card yet, offering 8GB of storage on the frankly tiny chip.  The M2 card doubles the previous maximum storage, meaning mobile users (the format is common in Sony Ericsson cellphones) can store over 2000 128kbps MP3s or over 5,000 5-megapixel photos.

Fujifilm 310x CompactFlash is world’s fastest memory card

Fujifilm 310x CompactFlash is world’s fastest memory card

Another day, another "World's fastest"; this time it's the turn of Fuji, who are frothing with excitement over their new CompactFlash card.  The 310x version offers pro-photographers (because it's most likely they who will take advantage of such things) the fastest sustained write speed of any memory card currently available.  Requiring a UDMA compatible digital SLR or camcorder, the new card boasts a write speed of 46.5MB/sec.

SanDisk Extreme III PRO-HG Duo: 30MB/s data for DSLRs

SanDisk Extreme III PRO-HG Duo: 30MB/s data for DSLRs

If SanDisk continues their current naming pattern, they might soon run out of space to print on their memory cards; the company has just announced its fastest ever Memory Stick, the SanDisk Extreme III Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo. Available in 4GB and 8GB capacities, the card's claim to fame are its 30MB/s read & write speeds. That makes the Extreme III particularly suited to high-resolution DSLR cameras and HD camcorders.

Super Talent Project X high-performance 4GB DDR3-1800 RAM kit

Super Talent Project X high-performance 4GB DDR3-1800 RAM kit

Super Talent Technology are already known on these pages for their high-performance solid state drives, but the memory company also specialises in speciality RAM under their Project X banner.  Intended for gamers and other users who demand excessive performance from their systems, Super Talent are claiming their new Project X DDR3-1800 4GB kit is the first on the market offering that much memory running at that fast a speed.  Rivals, apparently, have only managed DDR3-1600.

Corsair FB-DIMM kits hit 2GB and 4GB with new High-Density memory line for Mac Pros

Corsair FB-DIMM kits hit 2GB and 4GB with new High-Density memory line for Mac Pros

Both kits have two sticks each in them operating at 667MHz. You have your choice of 2x1GB sticks or 2x2GB sticks. The Memory is fully buffered and is 100% compatible with your Mac Pro and comes with a lifetime warranty.

So, all in one day Mac Pro users get a new graphics card option from NVIDIA, the best graphics card manufacturer there is on the planet, and a new memory upgrade option from Corsair, the best memory manufacturer on the planet. I’d say any Mac Pro user must be feeling extra important today, all things considered they are already using the best desktop computer there is on the planet.

Corsair also has a Mac notebook memory line as well, if you are a Mac Pro and a MacBook Pro owner looking to upgrade the RAM on both. These two kits however were tested at Apple’s laboratories in California to make sure everything works and is up to snuff, and they do work, the price isn’t bad either at $165 for the 2GB kit and $225 for the 4GB kit.

[via Corsair]

OCZ PC2-9200 Flex II DDR2 Series – World’s Fastest 4GB kit, and it uses DDR2

OCZ PC2-9200 Flex II DDR2 Series – World’s Fastest 4GB kit, and it uses DDR2

I wouldn’t even think of overclocking these DDR2-1150 memory chips considering they already require the use of an intense system of metal fins to dissipate heat and water cooling seems to be highly recommended with two lines going in and two going out of each stick’s processor-worthy heatsink. If you absolutely have to be on the bleeding edge of technology and you haven’t already switched to a board with DDR3 on it, these are the chips for you.

Klegg Electronics Genesis V1803 Camcorder reviewed – not so great

Klegg Electronics Genesis V1803 Camcorder reviewed – not so great

This digital camcorder from Klegg is like the Swiss Army knife of digital camcorders. However much like the knife, it can do a lot of things, but isn’t particularly well versed at any one of them. This particular digital camcorder can record video, capture still images, play video games, read ebooks, play music, take voice notes, and can’t manage to do any of them spectacularly.