SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today announced that the Microsoft Windows Hardware Qualification Lab (WHQL) has certified the new SanDisk 1.8-inch UATA solid state drive (SSD), which is being used as a substitute for hard drives in selected laptop computers. The product also earned a high score on the Windows Experience Index, indicating that it is suited to a variety of Microsoft Windows Vista applications.If you'd like to read more, SanDisk's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
The announcement was made at the 2007 Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC 2007) at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where SanDisk is showcasing its comprehensive line of storage products for use in computing systems. On display at the exhibition are the SanDisk SSD products - which also include the 2.5-inch SATA SSD - as well as USB flash drives, the SD card family, uDOC memory modules and other flash-based storage products.
The JumpDrive Secure II Plus is available now in capacities of MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB. An 8GB version will also be available in the near future. If you'd like to read more, Lexar's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Lexar, a world leader in advanced digital media technologies, today announced the introduction of JumpDrive Secure II Plus, a sleek, high-capacity USB flash drive designed for safely storing, transferring, and sharing multimedia and more. It offers the same advanced security software as original JumpDrive Secure II, including 256-bit AES encryption, but now includes an innovative, built-in capacity meter for ultimate convenience. Ideal for college students and traveling professionals, JumpDrive Secure II Plus is compatible with both PCs and Macintosh computers, and offers premium features at an affordable price.
Memorex's new TravelDrive will be available beginning in May in capacities of 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB. Prices range from $19.99 to $129.99 depending on capacity. If you'd like to read more, Memorex's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Memorex, a portfolio brand of Imation Corp (NYSE: IMN), today announced a new addition to its popular line of USB flash drives. The latest Memorex TravelDrive combines today’s most popular flash drive features in a distinctive sport utility design. Sporting a range of off-road inspired colors, Memorex equipped its new TravelDrive with a jack-knife design, security software and Readyboost capabilities for use with Microsoft’s Windows Vista operating system. With up to 8GB of capacity, the all-new TravelDrive allows consumers to capture, save and share their digital files in an ultra-portable, stylish and secure device.
Microsoft and SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced they have signed an agreement to deliver a next-generation software and hardware solution to place application programs and personal customization on USB flash drives and flash memory cards, expanding on and replacing SanDisk’s existing U3 Smart Technology.While U3 has been around for a few years, the technology really hasn't taken off. Hopefully, with Microsoft's help, Sandisk can make this new technology go mainstream. If you'd like to read more, Sandisk's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Under the terms of the agreement, Microsoft will develop a new software experience and SanDisk will develop new hardware capabilities, including the addition of TrustedFlash security technology. SanDisk will incorporate the combined software and hardware solution on removable flash memory cards and Cruzer USB flash drives. The new offering is expected to be commercially available starting in the second half of 2008.
No word on pricing or availability yet. As we find out more, we'll let you know. In the mean time, Lexar's entire press release can be found here. Add a comment
Lexar Media, Inc., a world leader in advanced digital media technologies, today announced the introduction of its new ExpressCard SSD with auto-backup software. Roughly half the size of current PC Card solutions, the Lexar ExpressCard SSD is a high-capacity removable solid state drive (SSD) that promises to set a new standard for delivering high-performance, lower-cost storage expansion to notebook computers. The Lexar ExpressCard SSD comes bundled with auto-backup software, an innovative solution for protecting laptop computer files and data that allows for automatic regular (daily, weekly, or monthly) backup without user intervention after the initial setup. During this setup, the user will be able to set the folder and specific file types to be included or excluded from the backup process. In addition, this automatic backup software can also support multiple computers by recognizing the computer name and the appropriate backup setting for each computer.