SanDisk

  • SanDisk developing 128GB MicroSD cards for a 2011 release

    SanDisk developing 128GB MicroSD cards for a 2011 release

    It’s generally accepted that flash memory eventually doubles in capacity and apparently SanDisk is looking towards the future when 128 GB MicroSD cards are available. ‘cording to the Deccan Herald and SanDisk’s CEO though, those cards will not be available until 2011 and I am assuming they will be of the new SDHC flavor. Seeing as the largest widely available MicroSDHC card… Read More

  • Tough times for SanDisk as it sells off fabs

    Tough times for SanDisk as it sells off fabs

    After that sun-seeking planter robot, I figured you guys could use something a little drier. So without further ado: it seems that SanDisk and Toshiba are “reallocating” the output of a couple fabs (Fab 3 and Fab 4 if you must know). Essentially, it comes down to SanDisk selling off 30 percent of a joint venture in manufacturing flash memory to their partner, Toshiba. I don’t… Read More

  • Opinion: The SanDisk SlotMusic player is a good idea

    Opinion: The SanDisk SlotMusic player is a good idea

    My good friend Peter Ha isn’t sold on the Sandisk SlotMusic hoopla (see his post here). I think it’ll work, though. You have to approach it from the mindset of the casual consumer for it to make sense. Think of the player like a Walkman or a Discman and MicroSD cards as blank tapes or CDs. Then remember that entire albums used to be sold on tapes and CDs and that for many people… Read More

  • SanDisk announces the Sansa slotMusic players, we wonder why

    SanDisk announces the Sansa slotMusic players, we wonder why

    Today, SanDisk announced the Sansa slotMusic player, which it claims is the easiest MP3 player for “loading and listening to music on the go.” The slotMusic microSD cards were announced in September and today we see a $20 music player to play said microSD cards. Most of us are carrying cell phones with microSD slots with some archaic MP3 player built-in, so the cards themselves seem to… Read More

  • SanDisk announces 16GB microSDHC and M2 memory cards

    SanDisk announces 16GB microSDHC and M2 memory cards

    You hear that rumble? That’s the purring of hundreds of thousands of handsets around the country, aching to gobble up one of the 16GB microSDHC and M2 cards just announced by SanDisk this morning. This announcement lifts the bar from the previous 8GB limit, allowing handsets which rely on microSDHC/M2 as their primary user memory to go gig-for-gig with handsets carrying 16GB internally, such… Read More

  • It's a good thing that Samsung didn't buy SanDisk – for us at least

    It's a good thing that Samsung didn't buy SanDisk – for us at least

    Have ya noticed that the price of flash memory keeps dropping? Apparently, everyone and their brother built plants to manufacture the memory and now the market is over saturated causing the prices to drop. Flash memory insiders were hoping that the SanDisk acquisition by Samsung would stimulate the industry and stabilize prices. Is that what we want as consumers? Stabilized prices? I sure… Read More

  • The new 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash card goes great with DSLR HD video

    The new 32GB SanDisk Extreme III CompactFlash card goes great with DSLR HD video

    You are going to need a big, fast CompactFlash card now that high-def video is the norm for higher-end DSLR cameras and SanDisk has your back. The flash memory firm just announced its 32GB drive that can hold an hour and a half of 1080p HD video or a whole bunch of RAW photos. Plus, the card boosts 30 MB/s read write speeds which, the company says will transfer the whole 32GB card in under 15… Read More

  • SanDisk's slotMusic: microSD cards preloaded with music

    SanDisk's slotMusic: microSD cards preloaded with music

    SanDisk and the RIAA sure do hope y’all aren’t “finished” with physical media-based music playback. If you are, then this whole slotMusic venture will end up being a waste of everyone’s time. SlotMusic, actually written slotMusic, is the name of Sandisk’s new line of music-filled microSD cards. The thinking behind slotMusic is that consumers, what with their… Read More

  • Music On microSD: I Can't Believe The Labels Fell For This

    Forget buying an album on a USB stick, SanDisk just convinced the big labels to release (DRM free, thankfully) music on a 1 GB 15mm x 11mm x 1mm microSD card. And then they convinced Best Buy and Walmart to sell these things. Check out slotMusic for more. I wish wish wish I could see the power point presentation SanDisk used to pitch everyone on the idea. The New York Times says a source puts… Read More

  • We Tell You: Why Samsung wants SanDisk

    We Tell You: Why Samsung wants SanDisk

    In the parlance of today’s youth, Samsung could be said to be “all up in SanDisk’s grill.” But why? Why would a massive South Korean company with factories around the world be focused on a fairly small memory manufacturer with a total revenue of $3.9 billion? To put this into perspective, Samsung did $100 billion in 2007 which means Samsung has, in the common parlance… Read More

 
  • SanDisk unanimously turns down Samsung's buyout offer

    SanDisk unanimously turns down Samsung's buyout offer

    Samsung yesterday, “You smell pretty. I buy you for 26 dollars a share. You mine now.” SanDisk today, “Thanks, but get your stinking offer out of here. You are grossly undervaluing me Samsung, and I don’t have to take it. The market as a whole is down and that is why our stock price as dipped since we first started talking back in May ’08. So get the hell away from… Read More

  • Samsung gets serious about SanDisk buyout, proposes $26/share

    Samsung gets serious about SanDisk buyout, proposes $26/share

    Mockup Looks as if those rumors of a Samsung buyout were true after all. The board of directors at SanDisk were sent the following proposal to swoop the memory manufacturer at $26 per share, cash. The letter states that SanDisk investors would see a 93 percent premium based on the surge SanDisk’s stock saw when it was first reported that Samsung was interested. And it basically goes on from… Read More

  • SanDisk Extreme III Compactflash card sports 32GB capacity and twice as fast speeds

    SanDisk Extreme III Compactflash card sports 32GB capacity and twice as fast speeds

    Capacity junkies and pro photographers, pay attention; everyone else can causally move on. The latest flavor in SanDisk’s long line of Extreme media cards has been boosted up to a whopping 32GB and 30MB/s read/write speed. The admission price is kind of high at $299, but if you are the type that needs a super fast 32GB CF card, that’s what you’re going to pay – at least… Read More

  • Speculators are saying Samsung wants to buy SanDisk

    Speculators are saying Samsung wants to buy SanDisk

    Before we dive into what the speculators are saying, here is SanDisk’s statement on the issue: “SanDisk periodically has conversations with multiple parties, including Samsung, regarding a variety of potential business opportunities. We evaluate all of these opportunities, but maintain a policy of not commenting on market rumors or speculation.” So the big rumor SanDisk is… Read More

  • Sandisk rags on Vista for not being SSD-ready

    Sandisk rags on Vista for not being SSD-ready

    While I’m never the first to jump on Vista for this or that problem (I’m guessing it’ll be a great OS in a couple years), this is pretty dumb. Larger capacity solid state disks are in the works and, being more complicated internally, will require a more sophisticated controller. You don’t think about your hard drive controller that much, and that’s probably because… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: SanDisk Sansa Shaker (1GB) for $14.99

    CrunchDeals: SanDisk Sansa Shaker (1GB) for $14.99

    Looking for an inexpensive MP3 player to use for working out, showing off to tourists, and/or other general merriment? Buy.com has the SanDisk Sansa Shaker for the low, low price of $14.99, which includes free shipping. Being that it’s a SanDisk product, there’s an SD slot that you can use to expand upon the 1GB of storage that comes standard. The Shaker has a built-in speaker, two… Read More

  • SanDisk pushes removable media for all music devices

    SanDisk pushes removable media for all music devices

    Yes, indeed, SanDisk has a vested interest in people buying removable storage cards, seeing as how the company makes its money by selling memory. However, SanDisk’s Jan Hauer – director of product marketing – made an interesting prediction in London earlier today. Hauer predicted that, eventually, MP3 players won’t be outfitted with memory at all. They’ll all use… Read More

  • SanDisk buys MusicGremlin

    SanDisk buys MusicGremlin

    Remember MusicGremlin? The WiFi based music player? No? Well, SanDisk bought them for an undisclosed sum. Full release follows. Read More

  • TakeTV, she is dead

    TakeTV, she is dead

    SanDisk’s TakeTV — the thing where you plugged a thing into your computer, dragged over movies, and then schlepped them to your TV — is dead along with its content site, FanFare. I probably could have told you that while the concept was solid there was one hole in the plan — that whole schlepping part. Imagine countless exchanges like this: Customer: So I put the movies on… Read More

  • Review: High Speed USB thumbdrive cage match

    Review: High Speed USB thumbdrive cage match

    You may have seen our review of the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX high-speed thumbdrive. If so, you’ll remember how it proved itself far superior to the peasant drives I put it up against. Well, it’s far from the only high-speed USB key on the market, so we got our hands on a couple other leading offerings from Corsair (the Voyager GT) and SanDisk (the Cruzer Contour) and have evaluated… Read More