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SanDisk Announces Memory Vault Solid State Storage, Preserves Data for Upto 100 Years

Is "rugged" storage relevant in the age of cloud (online) storage?

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced the SanDisk Memory Vault, the first product in a new category of devices that are designed for long-term data preservation. SanDisk announced the device today as part of a comprehensive new suite of retail products.

The SanDisk Memory Vault is a photo album for the digital age that allows consumers to preserve images in one reliable location. The device connects to a computer's USB port for easy drag-and-drop functionality and features a sleek, ruggedized, metallic design that looks great on any desktop and fits into any drawer.



"SanDisk already offers great image-capture products, and we've built upon that expertise to create a new category of image-preservation products," said Tim Sutton, senior product marketing manager, SanDisk. "The Memory Vault allows parents to preserve photos of their daughter's first steps alongside videos from her wedding and then pass those images down for generations to come."

Most Consumers Would Not Destroy Their Family Photos for One Million Dollars
SanDisk also issued results from an online survey conducted on its behalf by Harris Interactive from July 28-August 1, 2011 among 2,294 U.S. adults aged 18 and older2. The survey found that 79 percent of U.S. adults with digital photos plan on passing them down to future generations. Photos are so precious that 64 percent of U.S. adults would not consider destroying their family photo collection for any amount of money, not even for one million dollars.

Hard drives contain moving parts and CDs can scratch; the SanDisk Memory Vault delivers the long-term reliability that valuable photos deserve. The device utilizes SanDisk's Chronolock technology, which incorporates the key elements of advanced solid-state storage to create a proprietary memory management solution. SanDisk conducted accelerated temperature cycling tests that simulated the effects of data retention over long periods of time. This allows the device to provide consumers with peace of mind that their precious photos and videos will be preserved for up to 100 years1.

Family Photos Rank First Among Items to Save From a House Fire
Aside from a family member or pet, family photos rank first among the items U.S. adults would save from a house fire. However, more than half of U.S. adults say that they could not gather all of their important family photos within one minute. The SanDisk Memory Vault lets consumers consolidate family photos in one reliable location and quickly access their important images when they need them.

Availability and Pricing
The SanDisk Memory Vault is available in 8 gigabyte (GB) and 16GB capacities and can store thousands of images and hours of HD video. The device carries MSRPs of $49.99 and $89.99 and includes a lifetime limited warranty.
 
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i wonder, does this has lifetime warranty then?
Still, i ask myself what sandisk will do, if one of these drives, full of private pictures, craps out due to it beeing a lemon? not gonna get funny!:D
 
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BS, mot people wouldn't even think twice about burning their family photos, especially for the sum of 1million $ USD. Hell, give me 75 000$ :p

Nice concept, but is there anything special about the SSD or is it just the encasing and the low-use intended for this drive? The encasing looks nice.

@ above, read the last 5 words of the news post :roll:
 
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BS, mot people wouldn't even think twice about burning their family photos, especially for the sum of 1million $ USD. Hell, give me 75 000$ :p

Nice concept, but is there anything special about the SSD or is it just the encasing and the low-use intended for this drive? The encasing looks nice.

@ above, read the last 5 words of the news post :roll:
ah okay,thanks, i kinda missed that;)
 
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Nice poll question...

I think it is still relevant because of the convenience, there is no need of Internet to have your Data, Not all countries have high speed internet... Uploading the 150GB of data backup for my Aunt would have been impossible with a 128~256 Kbps that she has in Africa. Many countries including First World countries, have bandwidth caps. If they are VERY personal files, you never know with internet, nothings 100% safe there either. Simpler to just use this VS online storage.

I think that even if they overlap, there are important and sepicific uses for each type of storage
 
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that is interesting, and for the poll , not everybody wants their kids picture in the "cloud" tsk tsk