Wireless storage and streaming solutions have been around for awhile, and most of the big storage companies have out their own version of wireless storage, mostly in the form of a hard drive that you can connect to wirelessly if you're short on space on your mobile device. However, SanDisk is implementing a different method that includes nothing but a flash drive.
SanDisk has revealed its latest high-speed memory card, the SanDisk Extreme microSDXC, offering up to 64GB of mobile storage with transfer rates up to 80 MB/sec. The new memory cards, targeting smartphones and cameras where users want to shoot Full HD video, can be read at up to 80 MB/sec and written at up to 50 MB/sec, with Class 10 performance in preparation for Ultra HD video modes.
SanDisk has announced that its portfolio of SSDs is being expanded with three new drives, among them and most notable being the SanDisk Extreme II SSD. As with many of the other devices and hardware we've heard about this evening, SanDisk will be showing off the Extreme II and the other two drives, both of which are OEM offerings, at Computex this week.
Pairing flash storage and traditional spinning-platter drives for the best of both worlds isn't new, but SanDisk and WD think they're collectively on to a winner with the newly-shipping WD Black SSHD. The solid-state hybrid drive squeezes together 500GB of Western Digital storage with a chunk of SanDisk iSSD flash capacity, which is used as a caching drive to boost data transfer times much in the way of a regular SSD.
SanDisk has unveiled a new lineup of USB flash drives that are the company's fastest, thinnest, and highest-capacity USB drives to date. The lineup, which includes four new models, offers a wide range of form factors and styles, but all come with SanDisk's reliability that consumers can count on for storing their important files.
SanDisk launched the first 64GB microSD card this week called the SanDisk Mobile Ultra. It will allow you to add a whole lot more storage to your microSDXC-compatible smartphones and tablets, doubling capacity up from the current 32GB standard. It also features Class 6 transfer speeds of up to 30MB/s that provide better performance for capturing full HD videos.
SanDisk has unveiled a new storage device for archiving your important photos that is designed specifically for long term storage for your photos and videos. The product is called the SanDisk Memory Vault. The device is described as the photo album for the new age and it is made to be rugged to survive the knocks that hardware are subjected to in the real world.
SanDisk has announced that it has started shipping a new SSD to retailers that is aimed at the consumer notebook and desktop market. The SSD will be a nice version for those that need more performance from their machines and are looking to make an upgrade. The SSD is called the Ultra, comes in several capacities, and offers nice performance as well.
We are already expecting to see the HP TouchPad running WebOS hit the market later this month. For now, the only place you can see the TouchPad in action and actually touch it is at Computex 2011. Computex is going on right now in Taiwan and there are all kinds of cool gadgets and gear coming out of the show. The HP TouchPad was spied at the SanDisk booth. SanDisk is a hardware partner for HP and is likely to be the company making the storage inside the TouchPad.
SanDisk makes a lot of flash-based storage gear from memory cards to SSDs that turn up in consumer systems and are used by OEMs for tablets and other devices. SanDisk has announced a pair of new SSDs at Computex 2011 called the SanDisk SSD series U100 and the SanDisk iSSD integrated storage device is a new capacity for the i100. The i100 is the world's smallest and fastest 128GB SATA III BGA-based SSD. It is aimed at the tablet and ultra-thin notebook market.
Up to a point, we all want our smartphones and other gadgets to be as small as possible. At some point, things can get to small with screens that are too tiny to be readable and enjoyed on the go. Before our gear can get smaller than it is, today we will need the components inside the devices that actually make them work to get smaller too. One of the components inside your device that needs to shrink is the flash memory.