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SanDisk Sansa Clip 8GB PMP announced

SanDisk Sansa Clip 8GB PMP announced

SanDisk has updated its Sansa Clip PMP with 8GB of storage, doubling the maximum capacity available.  The Clip still has a small color OLED display and weighs just 0.9oz, with the rechargeable battery good for up to 15hrs continuous playback.  A removable clip - which obviously gives the Sansa its name - can be used to attach the PMP to belts, bags or purses.

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SanDisk ExtremeFFS makes for faster SSD writes

SanDisk ExtremeFFS makes for faster SSD writes

SanDisk announced today that they have developed a new technology that makes it so solid-state drives can perform faster and more efficiently. The technology is called ExtremeFFS and it uses a method that is page-based.

This means that the data is written and altered where it would be most efficiently placed based on user habits, rather than having the data connected to a particular physical spot. This would improve the performance of SSDs by a lot and even make them more reliable.

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Toshiba spends $1B on 30% of SanDisk production capacity

Toshiba spends $1B on 30% of SanDisk production capacity

Anyone else feel like companies are buying up other companies left and right? Well, Toshiba has just announced that they bought 30% of the production capacity of SanDisk's NAND flash memory. And the price tag? $1 billion!

Initially, Toshiba wanted to buy out SanDisk. Samsung made a bid as well. But now with Toshiba's input, SanDisk will be able to make flash memory faster and cheaper.  

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SanDisk Sansa slotMusic PMP Reviewed: Decent but debatable

SanDisk Sansa slotMusic PMP Reviewed: Decent but debatable

With only six buttons, an LED and a headphone jack, you could argue that there's really not that much to review about the SanDisk Sansa slotMusic PMP.  Announced yesterday, the music player is designed primarily to use SanDisk's new slotMusic microSD format, 1GB memory cards preloaded with albums; AnythingButiPod have been pressing all six of those buttons in their quest to discover if it's worth your twenty bucks.

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SanDisk Sansa slotMusic PMP & pre-loaded microSD cards launch

SanDisk Sansa slotMusic PMP & pre-loaded microSD cards launch

SanDisk have unveiled their latest PMP, intended to work with the company's attempt to control media distribution, slotMusic.  Offering 1GB microSD cards with pre-loaded DRM-free music, each costing $14.99, together with compatibility with your own cards up to 16GB in capacity, the new sanDisk Sansa SlotMusic PMP has no display and only basic controls, but costs a mere $19.99.

 

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 39 2008

Netbooks made their typical strong showing this week, with ASUS announcing their intention to put 3G HSUPA into the Eee PC 901.  Meanwhile their N10 was reviewed and deemed the first netbook "suitable for serious gaming", a promising title indeed.  Lenovo's S10 also hit reviewers' benches, making a strong - if at times warm - case for the smallest IdeaPad, while Packard Bell unveiled their 'dot', targeted much more at the budget end of the scale.  They'll have a fight on their hands, though; SlashGear reviewed the Acer Aspire One this week too, and when it comes to value for money it's a tough one to beat.

Arguably the biggest news of the week, however, has been T-Mobile's G1 - the first Android-based handset to be officially announced.  Our sister-site AndroidCommunity.com ran a Live Blog of the whole event (and gave away a G1 to one lucky forum member), and we've got the photo galleries and hands-on video to show for it.

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SanDisk announces 16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro

SanDisk announces 16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro

SanDisk will soon be announcing their largest mobile phone storage capacity to date with their 16GB microSDHC and Memory Stick Micro (M2). And with a release date in October for the U.S., Europe and Asia, they're just in time to bring the recently announced T-Mobile G1 up to a level playing field with the iPhone 3G in terms of storage capacity.

These new higher capacity memory cards are intended to fall in line with the numerous features available on today's handsets. Where there are more features, there's more need for storage, so SanDisk is keeping with the times. But these cards are not just meant for mobile phones. In fact, they can be used in GPS and video cameras as well.

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SanDisk blames ‘Vista shortfalls’ for delays in MLC SSDs

SanDisk blames ‘Vista shortfalls’ for delays in MLC SSDs

SanDisk has criticised Microsoft's Windows Vista OS as not being "optimized" to take advantage of the speed benefits of solid-state drives.  Speaking during the company's Q2 financial results conference call, SanDisk Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eli Harari described what he called the "Vista shortfalls" and how developing their SSD drives had been a special challenge.  In fact, Harari blamed Vista for putting SanDisk behind its competitors in the sector.

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