Feeds

SanDisk flips out 32GB mobile phone card

World's highest capacity

Security for virtualized datacentres

SanDisk has announced a 32GB Micro SDHC Flash memory card for mobile phones.

The company claims it's the highest capacity available in the format and says it's built using a 3-bit multi-layer cell flash technology based on a 32nm process. The Micro SDHC format measures 15 x 11 x 1mm, making a dud card a possible nail extension for complete mobile phone fashion victims.

SanDisk didn't reveal the speed of the card but class 6 or 8 seem possible, meaning 6MB/sec or 8MB/sec speeds.

The company has four-bit MLC technology, implying that it could increase the card's capacity by a third in the future. SanDisk and Toshiba are said to be moving to a sub-30nm process later this year so we might expect a 64GB card next year, through a combination of process shrinkage and an extra bit per flash cell.

The card doubles the 16GB product SanDisk announced about a year ago and costs a whopping four times as much as generally available 16GB mobile phone flash cards available now. They can be had for around $50 but SanDisk want you to part with $200 (£133) for the 32GB product, about $6.25/GB.

It's expected prices will drop though. ®

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.