SanDisk recently announced that it has expanded its line of solid state drive (SSD) products to include 64GB SSD's for notebook PC's. According to their press release, their new SSD's offers greater durability, higher performance and lower power consumption than conventional notebook hard drives.

Reaching for the “sweet spot” of memory storage for laptop computers, SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) today expanded its line of solid state drive (SSD) products with the introduction of a 64-gigabyte (GB)1 SSD aimed at both enterprise users and early adopter consumers such as gamers. SanDisk 1.8-inch UATA 5000 and 2.5-inch SATA 5000 SSD products, which already are available in a 32GB capacity, are compatible as drop-in replacements for hard disk drives in most mainstream notebook computers.
No word on pricing or availably. However, SanDisk's new 64GB SSD's will be on display this week at Computex Taipei 2007. More information can be found here. Add a comment
SanDisk has announced two new secure USB flash drives. Developed with business users in mind, the Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise offer password protection and hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption.

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today introduced Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise, two USB flash drives that deliver strong security and state-of-the-art speed to business users. Cruzer Professional is primarily for individuals and small businesses who want to protect crucial data while also making it easy to share selected files. Cruzer Enterprise is primarily for medium and large organizations that require mandatory policy enforcement, central management and regulatory compliance...

...Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise offer password protection and virtually ironclad data security through hardware-based 256-bit AES encryption. Hardware-based encryption is much more reliable than the software-based security used in most consumer USB flash drives with password protection, because software-based protection relies on the host computer - which can be compromised by spyware and other threats -- to perform security operations. Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise are true plug-and-play devices, requiring no software installation on a host computer, so the drives will connect instantly to any computer running a modern version of Microsoft Windows.
The Cruzer Professional and Cruzer Enterprise are available now in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB capacities and range in price from $54.99 to $184.99. More information can be found here. Add a comment
Kingston Technology recently announced two USB microSD card/reader bundles. Designed to make make mobile data transfers faster and easier, the reader included in the bundle features a USB connector and memory expansion slot that accepts the microSD card format.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced two USB microSD reader plus card bundles designed to enhance mobile consumers' moving data between multiple mobile phones, PCs and digital devices. Available immediately, the new USB readers ship with either a 1GB or 2GB capacity microSD card.

"Kingston saw an opportunity to serve mobile customers with our new USB microSD card/reader bundle," said Wendy Lecot, Flash marketing manager, Kingston. "Consumers now have a handy option to back up contact info when changing phones, move digital music and videos between PC and phone more easily, and download new mobile applications for mobile phones without using additional network time," continued Lecot.
The 1GB and 2GB bundles are available now for $19.00 and $37.00 respectively. More information can be found here. Add a comment
Super Talent has announced the launch of their Exelerator family of ReadyBoost drives. By connecting directly to the motherboard, these internal flash drives can boost the performance of Windows Vista without using up an external USB port.

Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of DRAM memory modules and flash storage solutions, today launched the new Exelerator family of ReadyBoost drives that use an internal 9-pin USB header on the motherboard.

The Exelerator family of drives was designed expressly to elevate system performance in Windows Vista by functioning as a ReadyBoost drive. These innovative new Flash drives plug into a standard 9-pin USB header inside the chassis, on the motherboard, to function as a dedicated ReadyBoost drive. With lightning fast 25MB per second read speeds and sub-millisecond access times, Exelerator drives are the perfect cost effective system upgrade to enhance the Vista experience. These drives are offered with either vertical or horizontal connectors to accommodate space constraints within different enclosures.
Super Talent’s internal ReadyBoost drives will go into production in June. The 2GB models are expected to retail for about $25. More information can be found here. Add a comment
Power Quotient International (PQI) has announced that they've released the H series Traveling Disks. Along with faster read and write speeds, these new USB flash drives feature support for ReadyBoost and a built-in offline web browser.

Power Quotient International Co., Ltd. (PQI) have released their performance Traveling Disks series labeling it “H Series”. Current models with H series performances include Cool Drive U310H, U350H and U339H. H series are all Windows Vista ReadyBoost supported to give your PC that extra performance. In addition to performance, Webaroo offline browser comes built-in in every H series Traveling Disk. Webaroo downloads and saves internet packets of the website you choice making it available to the user to browse online contents offline on a laptop, PDA or a smartphone.
The H series is available now in capacities ranging from 512MB to 4GB. More information is available on PQI's website. Add a comment