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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.

The floral SanDisk Cruzer Patter USB Drive

The floral SanDisk Cruzer Patter USB Drive

Not everyone has 15 different flash drives just lying on their desk at any given moment. Just waiting to be swooped up and actually used for something. In some parts of the world, people only have a couple or even less.

SanDisk buy MusicGremlin, putting WiFi downloads in Sansa PMPs

SanDisk buy MusicGremlin, putting WiFi downloads in Sansa PMPs

SanDisk are looking to take on Microsoft's WiFi enabled Zune and Apple's mobile iTunes store, with the company today revealing that they have bought out MusicGremlin.  Described as a "digital content distribution" specialist, MusicGremlin were responsible for the short-lived MG-1000 PMP, the claim to fame of which was its ability to download tracks on a subscription basis while mobile, together with wirelessly sharing those with other subscribers of the company's "MusicGremlin Direct" store.  Initial reviews were positive, but the PMP's lack of brand cachet and small user group (which meant building momentum for track swapping was difficult), together with the increasing dominance of iTunes on the digital music market, saw it disappear.

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.

SanDisk teams up Toshiba to launch 43nm NAND flash and X3 technology

SanDisk teams up Toshiba to launch 43nm NAND flash and X3 technology

SanDisk and Toshiba made two announcements yesterday that promised to deliver cheaper and bigger MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash media. First is their x3, aka three-bit-per cell technology, would allow the company to cram 20 percents more die per wafer than traditional 56nm MLC flash which uses two-bits-per-cell technology. Second is the use of 43 nanometer process technology that doubles the density per chip compared to the previous 56nm process.

Sandisk Updates Ultra II media with 32GB SDHC and 8GB SDHC Plus

Sandisk Updates Ultra II media with 32GB SDHC and 8GB SDHC Plus

I have a few of the Sandisk Ultra II 2GB SD version. I prefer them over the Extreme III Compact flash because the in-camera write speed is a tap faster. Although it's slightly slower in between PC transfer but that’s not what i got it for. Now sounds about the right time for an upgrade. Sandisk has announced two new up-sized versions of the Ultra II SDHC and Ultra II SDHC plus to 32GB and 8GB with 50 percents faster than last version.

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