SanDisk Preparing Even Less Expensive 2 GB SD Card

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Late last month, SanDisk made headlines by announcing it is going to introduce a 2 GB Secure Digital (SD) card before the end of the year.

What really got a lot of people’s attention about this announcement was the low price SanDisk is going to charge for this card: $240. For comparison, when SanDisk first began offering a 1 GB SD card at the beginning of this year, it cost $500.

But that isn’t the end of the story. SanDisk has now announced an even less expensive 2 GB SD card.

The card that was announced last month will belong to SanDisk’s Ultra II family of flash memory cards, and will therefore have a minimum write speed of 9 MB/sec. and a minimum read speed of 10 MB/sec.

SanDisk 2 GB SD Card The one SanDisk just announced will offer lower data transfer speeds, but it will also be sold for a lower price: $200.

Both versions of SanDisk’s 2 GB SD card will be released in November.

Essentially all handhelds sold these days have an SD slot, whether the device runs the Palm OS, Pocket PC, or even Linux.

New Memory Sticks, too

SanDisk has also announced that it is going to introduce a pair of new Memory Sticks next month, too.

The upcoming 4 GB Memory Stick PRO card will cost $800, and the 1 GB Memory Stick PRO Duo card will cost $205.

Like the 2 GB SD card this company just announced, these Memory Sticks will have lower data transfer speeds than cards in SanDisk’s Ultra II family.

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