Sony put out a specification for this new Memory Stick Format Series for Extended High Capacity on the oss-formats.org website earlier today.Â The new series uses the exFAT format to reach these higher capacities, but still offers up poor transfer speeds of 480Mbps [60MBs per second].Â That translates into a data load of about 555,555 hours – WOW – is my math wrong? The Memory Stick XC format series should deliver a maximum capacity of 2TB, 60 times larger than the company’s Memory Stick Pro, currently at 32GB. What’s even more interesting is that, at least on paper, the XC series will have the same form factors as Sony’s current PRO series. Continue Reading
Wednesday’s ruling says he acquired the information while serving as a peacekeeper in Afghanistan in 2006 and was supposed to have handed it in when his mission ended. Source:Â Independent UK. Continue Reading
Since production forecasts run months ahead, the market has sitting inventory. To move this inventory prices are continueing to drop. For example, DRAMeXchange reported a drop of 20% in June for NAND memory related devices.
The NAND flash market has been so bad that the creator of the chips, SanDisk, on Monday reported a surprise loss of US$68 million for the second quarter. The company blamed the supply glut for its problems, pointing out that it sold a record amount of flash, 120 percent more than the same time last year, but that prices are down 55 percent compared to then.SanDisk also reported the flash memory pricing might get worse [better for us] in the third quarter. So, it might be a good idea to start picking out your Christmas items now and make sure it’s some type of flash gadget. On the flip side, with today’s surplus means these companies are cutting back production as well, so once this flood dries up, we could see a shortage for NAND and prices jumping up…and the cycle goes on. Source: Network World. Continue Reading
To put this figure in perspective, the non-HG Extreme III Memory Stick from SanDisk is only able to achieve an 18MBps transfer speed. This new memory card represents an increase of over 50%.If you want to put that into perspective, check out a dated benchmark from a couple years ago.Â Boy how times have changed. The SanDisk Sony Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo is expected to become available late next month with 4GB and 8GB sizes at prices between $90 and $150 respectively. Source:Â MobileMag.com. Continue Reading