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Sandisk and Sony team up for new memory card

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Apr 2007 20:10 User comments (11)

Sandisk and Sony team up for new memory card Today, Sony and SanDisk jointly announced that they are developing a new solid state storage media for video recording. The cards, SxS memory cards, will have data transfer rates of 2.5 gigabits per second and will benefit from space and weight reduction thanks to their Express Card specifications.
"Sony and SanDisk share the goal of providing leadership in high-performance, high-capacity recording solutions for professional video," said Eli Harari, Chairman and CEO of SanDisk. "I am proud of the close cooperation we have had with Sony over the years, and I look forward to the exciting new products that SxSTM memory cards will enable."

In the announcement, Sony said they will adopt the new memory cards into their professional camcorders "XDCAM EXTM" series later this year.

So far there is no word on pricing or an exact launch date, but they should be on shelves by the end of 2007.

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11 user comments

117.4.2007 20:29

Another product I won't buy because of the affiliation with the S company.

217.4.2007 21:25
tabletpc
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Here at sony we like to %$%#%$ over are customers by making things so expensive you would have to get 2 jobs to pay for them

now this would be a good slogon for sony.

318.4.2007 3:50

Great, another proprietary format, Betamax failed MiniDisc failed UMD is garbage as well, AND YET THEY KEEP ON TRYING!! When is sony gonna learn.

418.4.2007 12:15

lets not judge too soon...sony makes quality products and their partnership with sandisk only insures that level of quality

if they can deliver what they say they can then I think it will be a fine investment...but I do agree on the fact that sony likes to over price stuff so hopefully the price will be affordable for the average joe

518.4.2007 13:01
mark5hs
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I have a feeling that these cards will be rediculously expensive

618.4.2007 22:36

Sony and Sandisk. Sandisk why get mixed up with sony you have such a great product why go to the dark side :)

718.4.2007 23:40
SamNz
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Originally posted by thekingo7:
Great, another proprietary format, Betamax failed MiniDisc failed UMD is garbage as well, AND YET THEY KEEP ON TRYING!! When is sony gonna learn.
alrite ever heard of cd's Developed by Sony & Philips i think you could say that they got that one right.

819.4.2007 10:16

ISN"T THERE ENOUGH TYPES OF MEMORY CARDS?!?

919.4.2007 14:52

Originally posted by ivymike:
ISN"T THERE ENOUGH TYPES OF MEMORY CARDS?!?
I agree!!

1019.4.2007 19:50

Originally posted by ivymike:
ISN"T THERE ENOUGH TYPES OF MEMORY CARDS?!?
I second that motion.

1120.4.2007 13:24
zorb43
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