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The SanDisk Extreme PRO 512 GB SD card at Photokina 2014 (Photo: Paul Ridden/Gizmag)

SanDisk has announced its, and the world's, highest capacity SD memory card so far. Designed with professional videographers and photographers in mind, the 512 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card couples high capacity with write speeds of up to 90 MB/s and transfer speeds up to 95 MB/s.  Read More

SanDisk's new 128 GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card

SanDisk has chosen the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, to announce the world’s largest capacity microSD card, the waterproof 128 GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I memory card.  Read More

The Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 is a four-bay USB 3.0 card reader hub

The Lexar Professional Workflow HR1 is a four-bay USB 3.0 card reader hub designed for professional photographers who need to import images and video from multiple cards quickly. The modular device can transfer from up to four memory cards at once and enables users to mix-and-match depending on whether they shoot on SD, CompactFlash or XQD memory cards.  Read More

SanDisk's 64 GB Extreme SDXC card promises up to 80 MB/s read and 50 MB/s write speeds

Toshiba may have claimed a world’s fastest title with its new Exceria Pro SD memory cards that come in 16 and 32 GB capacities, but SanDisk is claiming its own world's fastest crown – this time for a 64 GB microSDXC card.  Read More

Sony UK has launched the XQD S Series memory cards, which are said to outpace Compact Flas...

Despite numerous other format developments, Compact Flash has remained the memory card of choice for many of today's photography professionals. It's reliable, rugged and a good size for quick swap overs during shoots. CF is also a good deal faster than other media trying to break into the pro market. The addition of UltraDMA Mode 7 in Revision 6.0 took the format's maximum read/write speed up to 167 MBps but Sony has now managed to nudge ahead with the launch of its faster XQD S Series memory cards.  Read More

The Eye-Fi Mobile X2 Card creates its own Wi-Fi network to wirelessly upload content to a ...

Eye-Fi’s range of wireless memory cards have been giving photographers the ability to send photos from a digital camera to a computer over an existing Wi-Fi network for a few years now. That’s great if you’re close to your home network but what when you’re out and about and want to offload some of those captured pics and vids from your camera? The company’s latest Eye-Fi Mobile X2 Card answers the call with a new Direct Mode that allows the card to create its own Wi-Fi network so it can establish a direct connection and upload photos and videos directly to mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet.  Read More

Inside the Lexar clean room facility in Utah where memory chips are made. The clean room i...

Much of the world these days relies heavily on memory – not the human kind, but the manufactured variety. Many of us have a plethora of memory cards and sticks kicking around in devices like cameras, smart phones, USB thumb drives, etc., but have you ever wondered what goes into the manufacture of a memory chip. This "behind the scenes" promotional video from major manufacturer Lexar provides an interesting insight to the process – it takes the company one month and more than 800 processes to make a memory chip and the clean room in which they are produced is 100 times cleaner than a hospital operating room. That means in order to get in you have to do a lot more than just wash your hands.  Read More

128 GB Lexar Professional 133x SDXC card announced

Lexar has announced an industry-first 128GB, Class 10 Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) card. Aimed at professional photographers and videographers shooting in 1080p, the cards are rated at 133x, which translates to a minimum guaranteed transfer speed of 20MB per second.  Read More

SanDisk, Nikon and Sony have joined forces to propose a new CompactFlash specification whi...

Hot on the heels of the latest CompactFlash specification being released, SanDisk, Nikon and Sony have joined forces to propose a new specification to better cope with the high definition demands of today and tomorrow. The new proposal will give users more than three times the data transfer speeds of the current specification, and take storage capacity into the domain of the multi-terabyte.  Read More

The new dual-row pin memory card design

The SD Association is celebrating ten years this year and it used Europe's largest consumer electronics show – IFA – to announce a new, dual-row pin memory card design with data transfer speeds of up to 300 megabytes per second for SDXC and SDHC devices and memory cards. It is fully backwards compatible, allowing equipped devices full use of any SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards and will be part of the forthcoming SD 4.0 specification, expected in early 2011.  Read More

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