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SanDisk Intros 4 GB CompactFlash Card

Company also announces other improved media capacities, new card reader By Dave Nagel
SanDisk today unveiled several new high-capacity media cards for devices like digital cameras. These include, among others, a 4 GB CompactFlash card and a 1 GB SD card. The company also introduced four new single-slot card readers, all built around USB 2.0, which are expected to be available for Mac and Windows systems next quarter.

Among SanDisk's new offerings is a 4 GB CompactFlash card, the highest-capacity Type 1 CompactFlash media to date, with the ability to hold about 4,000 high-resolution images. The company also expanded its CompactFlash offerings with a 2 GB model. Both are expected to ship this summer. The 4 GB version will sell for $999.99, while the 2 GB version will sell for $499.99.

On the SD card front, SanDisk has also upped the capacities of its models, including a new 1 GB card and a 512 MB version. The 512 MB SD card is expected to ship next quarter for $169.99. The 1 GB model will be available in the third quarter for $329.99. The company has also launched a 128 MB MultiMediaCard, which will be available later this month for $74.99.

Finally, SanDisk has also announced four new single-slot media card readers. The four models come in different configurations supporting multiple formats, including:

  • CompactFlash Type I and Type II and IBM MicroDrives;
  • SD and MultiMediaCard media;
  • SmartMedia and xD-Picture Card media;
  • Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro.

All of the new cards support USB 2.0 and are expected to ship for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows in the second quarter. They will sell for $19.99, except for the SmartMedia reader, which will sell for $24.99. For more information, visit

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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