SAMSUNG Develops Memory Card with Record Storage Capacity

"Samsung Electronics, today announced that it has developed an 8Gigabyte (GB) microSD (Secure Digital) memory card."

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SAMSUNG Develops Mobile Phone Memory Card with Record Storage Capacity

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced semiconductor technology solutions, today announced that it has developed an 8Gigabyte (GB) microSD (Secure Digital) memory card, a size optimal for today’s multimedia mobile phones. Featuring the highest capacity today for a microSD card, the new fingernail-sized card is capable of storing 2,000 MP3 music files, 4,000 digital photos, or approximately 5 DVD-quality movies.

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SD cards, to date, have been largely used for data storage in digital still cameras and increasingly in televisions. MicroSD cards, which are a quarter the size of an SD card, are backward compatible with SD cards using an extender, to allow multimedia files downloaded by mobile phones to be easily displayed on other media.

With a read speed of 16 Megabytes (MBs) per second and a write speed of 6MB/s, Samsung’s 8GB microSD card well exceeds the Speed Class 4 SDHC (Secure Digital High Capacity) standard which requires a data write speed of 4MB/s. This is also much faster than the SD Speed Class 2 designation carried by most competing microSD cards currently on the market.

This achievement is the latest in a string of record-breaking improvements in flash memory cards for Samsung as it continues to aggressively pursue its goal of being the development leader for the SD card market, as well as the competing MMC (multimedia card) market.

The market research firm Dataquest predicts that the memory card market as a whole will average 10 percent annual growth between 2006 and 2010, while demand for high density 8GB cards will grow an average of 2.6 times per year over the same period. By 2010, the 8GB memory card will be the market mainstream in terms of units sold.

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17-05-2007, 14:03:15

Sprite
Id go for the GTS 640mb for those resolutions.

Also what will the generation after the 9 series be ? 10 series ? then 11 series ?

17-05-2007, 15:01:12

ionicle
nah, i think they might do what ATi did, and go onto X series, or somthing similar

they got 9600 9700, 9800, then it was X300, X400, X600 X800, X850, X1800 and so on

21-05-2007, 10:07:57

dangel
I'd got for a 8800 now if you're in the market for a new card. I'm holding off on mine simply because my wife will cut off my lovesacks if i spend any more money (just bought a 40" LCD lol).

21-05-2007, 11:24:19

Kempez

I'd got for a 8800 now if you're in the market for a new card. I'm holding off on mine simply because my wife will cut off my lovesacks if i spend any more money (just bought a 40" LCD lol).



Man I know that feeling :p

21-05-2007, 12:09:48

dangel

Man I know that feeling :p



Don't we all :D I'm getting close but atm my x1900xt o'clocked on water hasn't really stumbled aside from STALKER and that shader mod fixed that.
Good mileage really - guess crysis will push me over the edge tho!

21-05-2007, 12:40:03

nunzio
I'm in the same boat, my ati x1900xt has proformed well.. waiting for some dx10 games to come out before i upgrade. Dunno if i want crysis.

22-05-2007, 11:31:59

dangel
You don't know if you want crysis? Awww c'mon :) you know you want it sir :)

22-05-2007, 11:38:06

nunzio
i know i want IT, but dunno about Crysis. Its like farcry, right?

22-05-2007, 11:41:29

dangel
Yeah but probably with less mutant monkeys :)

22-05-2007, 12:03:02

Rastalovich
Doesn`t look good for ATi when it`s pretty much a landslide recommendation for nVidia 8800, and rightfully so.

Oh and guyz, put u`r foot down.
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