Monday, April 16th 2007

Sandisk and Sony Work on Another Flash Memory Standard

Sandisk and Sony are now partnering up to push their SxS standard. The new flash based cards will be made for Sony’s upcoming XDCAM EX high-def camcorders. Both companies claim the cards will have a normal transfer rate of 800 megabits per second and will be able to burst to a maximum speed of 2.5Gb/sec. The new SxS standard will also be compatible with the ExpressCard industry standard, which means that it can be easily used in notebook computers with an ExpressCard slot. Sandisk and Sony say the SxS cards will be available later this year. No pricing has been announced.

Source: TG Daily
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5 Comments on Sandisk and Sony Work on Another Flash Memory Standard

#1
EastCoasthandle
It's a shame that Sony's stick isn't getting the hype it use to. I believe it was in use way before the compact flash came into market.
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jocksteeluk
Sony will never again be allowed to be a key holder of a major proprietary format again and no doubt the new format will be equally shunned by the masses. Sony are just too restrictive and protective for their own good, id expect rivals alread have rival products in the works.
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Darkrealms
by: EastCoasthandle
It's a shame that Sony's stick isn't getting the hype it use to. I believe it was in use way before the compact flash came into market.
I could be wrong but I think you are thinking of SD/MMC not CF, CF has been around for quite a while. And yes I am with you on Sony's downfall with their requirements. I made the mistake when the Memory Stick came out as well.

The speeds sound nice but there's no dimensions listed?? and [cringe] no prices.
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
The speed is absolutely phenomenal. Ive never used the memory stick or the memory stick pro, so I dont know the pros and cons of it. Can someone enlighten me please?
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Darkrealms
by: WarEagleAU
The speed is absolutely phenomenal. Ive never used the memory stick or the memory stick pro, so I dont know the pros and cons of it. Can someone enlighten me please?
The problem has more to do with the lack of universal support. You can take an SD/MMC card and stick it in 75%+ of the electronic devices that use cards and it will work. Memory Stick is basically Sony end of story. Card reader all in ones generally support them but thats about it. The hardware isn't nessesarily bad.
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