SanDisk has announced an 8GB version of its Cruzer Micro USB flash drive. Like the other drives in the Cruzer Micro line, the 8GB model features a sliding USB connector and support for U3 Smart Technology.

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced an 8 gigabyte (GB) model of its popular Cruzer Micro USB flash drive, double the largest capacity previously available in the Cruzer Micro line.

Only two inches long, a half-inch thick and weighing less than half an ounce, the 8GB Cruzer Micro nonetheless can hold a massive personal library - 1,600 ultra-high-resolution digital pictures, 2,000 digital songs or five hours of high-quality home video.
The Cruzer Micro 8GB is expected to be available in mid-September for a suggested retail price of $129.99. More information can be found here. Add a comment
Toshiba Japan sent out a press release this morning, announcing three new SD High Capacity (SDHC) cards. Along with a 16GB SDHC card and an 8GB microSDHC card, the company plans to introduce the world's first 32GB SDHC card in January of 2008.

Toshiba Corp., a leading innovator in memory card solutions, today reinforced its line up of SD High Capacity (SDHC) cards with three new cards, including the worlds first 32-gigabyte (GB) memory card in this high density. Alongside the 32GB SDHC card, Toshiba also announced a 16GB SDHC card and an 8GB microSDHC card. All the new cards meet the Class 4 specification in the SD Speed Class, ensuring they deliver the high level performance and functionality essential for advanced mobile phones and other personal digital products.

The 16GB SDHC card will be available worldwide from October, and the 32GB SDHC card and 8GB microSDHC card will be launched worldwide in January next year.
All three cards feature a maximum read speed of 6MB/s and a sustained writing speed of 4MB/s. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Kingston has announced the launch of its all-in-one Mobility Kit. This new storage solution includes a microSD card, miniSD and full-size SD adapters and a USB card reader.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is releasing an all-in-one Mobility Kit that includes a microSD card with dual adapters and a USB card reader to give mobile consumers handy storage access when using SD- and USB-compatible digital devices.

Available immediately in a 1GB card configuration, with a 2GB version to follow, the Kingston Mobility Kit provides a single card solution for mobile phones, digital cameras, media players and more using a microSD card as the centerpiece combined with miniSD and full-size Secure Digital(TM) (SD) card adapters plus a USB reader.
The 1GB Mobility Kit is available now for a suggested retail price of $27. A 2GB version will also be available some time in the near future. However a price has yet to be determined. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
Corsair sent out a press release today, announcing their "Flash Padlock” family of USB flash drives. These affordable drives feature a hardware-enabled auto-lock function that can be disabled by entering a user customizable PIN.

Corsair www.corsair.com, a worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today launched the "Flash Padlock” family of affordable USB 2.0 drives, the safest way to secure your data while on the go. Priced starting at only $29.99, the Flash Padlock line of affordable USB 2.0 flash drives address the need for secure data storage through hardware technology, rather than software. Flash Padlock features "Auto-Locking," so the user doesn’t need to remember to enable the protective feature -- It will automatically lock and protect itself after removal from the computer.

With its simple touch-pad security PIN entry system, Flash Padlock can be unlocked quickly and confidentially for use as a standard USB flash data drive. Flash Padlock is impervious to “brute force” hacks or keystroke loggers that would defeat a software secured USB flash drive.
The Flash Padlock is available now in 1GB and 2GB capacities. Full details can be found here. Add a comment
IronKey recently announced the launch of the IronKey Secure Flash Drive with Internet Protection Services. This new USB flash drive provides onboard hardware encryption to protect your data as well as integrated internet services like secure web browsing and password management.

The IronKey has been designed to be the world’s most secure USB flash drive, using onboard hardware encryption to protect the gigabytes of files that can be stored on the device. No software or drivers need to be installed on the host computer to use an IronKey. A password is used to unlock the IronKey, and this is verified in hardware. If an IronKey is lost or stolen, attempts to unlock or tamper with it will trigger a self-destruct sequence, ensuring data is kept confidential.

What sets the IronKey apart from other secure USB flash drives is its integrated Internet services, which leverage the encryption and authentication power of the IronKey Cryptochip to protect Internet passwords and web surfing. When the IronKey is plugged into a computer and unlocked with a password, its owner can use the IronKey Password Manager to securely store and manage all of his online passwords, and protect them from phishing, pharming and keylogging threats.
The IronKey Secure Flash Drive with Internet Protection Services is available now in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities. Full details can be found on the IronKey website. Add a comment