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SanDisk Cruzer Micro 8GB

Ralf Jurrien
IFA Report
Thursday 30th, August 2007
Posted by: Ralf Jurrien

SanDisk Corporation announced an 8 gigabyte (GB) model of its popular Cruzer Micro USB flash drive, double the largest capacity previously available in the Cruzer Micro line. Only two inches long, a half-inch thick and weighing less than half an ounce, the 8GB Cruzer Micro nonetheless can hold a massive personal library - 1,600 ultra-high-resolution digital pictures, 2,000 digital songs or five hours of high-quality home video. Cruzer Micro 8GB is expected to be available worldwide in mid-September with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price in the United States of $129.99. Cruzer Micro also continues to be available in four smaller capacities.

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SanDisk Extreme Ducati USB flash drive

Posted by: Ralf Jurrien Thursday 19th, July 2007

SanDisk rolled out the SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition USB Flash Drive. A tribute to Ducati’s distinctive Italian design and engineering, the new drive has the same glossy red chassis and black trim as the Ducati Corse team motorcycles now racking up victories on the MotoGP circuit. The true “Ducatisti,” as aficionados of Ducati motorcycles call themselves, will appreciate the attention to detail in the SanDisk Extreme Ducati Edition USB Drive, including the Ducati Corse logo on top of the drive and the red tail light that illuminates whenever the drive is inserted into the USB port of a computer. It is expected to be available in North America and Europe in August, and worldwide in September.

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Who remembers the time where we had to decide whether to choose for 4x 256MB cards or one huge 1GB flash memory card? It wasn’t even that long ago, in the beginnings of 2000, but when we take a look at the roadmap of CompactFlash and where the CF association hints where we are going for, it is simply mind blowing. The CF memory card has a confirmed roadmap of up to 144 petabytes in storage size (1 petabyte equals 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes or 1000 terabytes). However, don’t expect IFA International Consumer Electronics Show 2010 to unveil these kind of capacities, but we could see another highlight of the small SDXC flash memory card. Flash memory is the future and is used for digital camcorders, cameras, MP3 players, iPad, netbook, etc. And with 3D Blu-ray, Full HD.