updated 10:00 pm EST, Wed January 5, 2011
Also intros new security features, flash drives
SanDisk today unveiled several new additions to its product range. Heading up the announcements is what SanDisk is referring to as the world's fastest high capacity CompactFlash card. The new CF card comes with 128GB of storage and with write speeds of up to 100MB/s. With CompactFlash remaining a format of choice for professional photographers using DSLR cameras, the new CF card incorporates a feature set aimed at professional photographers and videographers. It supports imaging applications requiring 1920x1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling.
SanDisk today also announced the introduction of encryption and online backup features across its range of USB flash drives. The new SanDisk SecureAccess software protects files against unauthorized access by creating an encrypted, password-protected folder or "vault" on the USB drive. The software also includes up to 2 gigabytes (GB) of secure online backup storage offered by Dmailer
Also unveiled today are two new SanDisk USB flash drives. The SanDisk Ultra USB flash drive offers fast transfer speeds of 15MB/s and storage capacities ranging from 8GB to 32GB. The SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB flash drive features a compact slider design and is available in 4GB to 16GB capacities.
The SanDisk Ultra USB flash drives range in price from $45 to $110. The SanDisk Cruzer Edge USB flash drives range in price from $13 to $80.
The SanDisk 128GB CF card will be available worldwide later in Q1 2011. The card carries a suggested retail price of $1,500.