SanDisk prices up 32GB SDHC memory card
Capacious but costly
SanDisk yesterday dealt its most capacious SD memory card yet: a 32GB SDHC that it expects to see on store shelves in April priced at $350 (£176/€235).
That's more than the cost of the Eee PC we thought we might put one of these cards into...
SanDisk's 32GB Ultra II SDHC: capacious but costly
SanDisk also showed off a 16GB version that'll come in at a more wallet-friendly $180 (£90/€121). Both cards are part of the company's Ultra II range and offer a maximum read and write speed of 15MB/s, SanDisk claimed. They're rated as SDHC Class 4 cards.
SanDisk's 8GB Ultra II SDHC Plus: USB compatible
SanDisk's announcement follows last month's unveiling of a 32GB SDHC by Panasonic. However, Panasonic was unable to say when its card will come to market or how much it'll cost when it does.
A third Ultra II card was announced yesterday: one of SanDisk's Plus cards - SDHCs that have a built-in, fold-out USB connector. This one has 8GB of raw storage capacity and is likewise rated at Class 4 - for a read speed of at least 4MB/s.
Like the 16GB SDHC, the 8GB SDHC Plus will go on sale in March. It'll be priced at $100 (£50/€67).
"32GB the best value" = fuzzy math
Tim Spence wrote: "The 32GB card may be expensive, but is still the best value per GB."
32GB = £5.50/GB
16GB = £5.63/GB
Here in the U.S. colonies, we can buy an A-DATA Class 6 16GB card from NewEgg.com for $65. That's £33, or about £2.06/GB.
it would still be very slow.
Think about it, this thing runs at minimum 4MB and at MAX 15. That is really slow (about the same as the max of a USB thumb drive in USB).
It would make the performance sooo poor. Sure its reliable, but at what cost?
I think I will just wait till the very fast ones come down in price.
This should go into a subnotebook
Two of these in a RAID-0 configuration would be much cheaper (and smaller, and perhaps lighter) than a 64GB SSD. How long before someone hacks an Eee or MacBook Air with this kit?