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Monday, May 23, 2011

Canadian Copyright Group Wants Tax on Memory Cards

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 10:00 AM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/16/...n-memory-cards/

"As even non-Canadians may recall, there was a big issue in the country a few years back over a so-called "iPod tax" (something that cropped up again in the recent election) and, while it still hasn't come to pass, the Canadian Private Copying Collective is now pushing for a music tax of another sort. While there's no iPods in danger of being taxed this time, the CPCC is asking for a new levy to be placed on memory cards (presumably all types, although that hasn't been specified)."

This makes even less sense than the CD/DVD tax does; the number of MP3 players that use memory cards is relatively tiny, though they're probably targeting phones more than anything else. Thankfully I don't go through that many blank CDs or DVDs any more, but the concept of this tax is inherently unfair. I'd guess that the vast majority of memory cards purchased are used in digital cameras, so how can the CPCC justify their charge of copyright violation? This is bureaucratic corruption, pure and simple.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Lexar Releases Gigantic 128 GB SDXC Card

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:30 AM

http://www.photographyblog.com/news...PhotographyBLOG

"Lexar Media, a leading global provider of memory products for digital media, today announced new Lexar® Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) memory cards. The new high-capacity Lexar Professional 133x SDXC cards enable the capture, storage, and transfer of extended lengths of 1080p high-definition (HD) video and continuous, rapid-fire image capture in a single, high-performance solution. The Lexar Professional 133x SDXC card is the first available in a 128GB capacity, and is also offered in a 64GB capacity. Both cards are speed rated at 133x, providing a minimum guaranteed transfer speed of 20MB per second, and feature a Class 10 speed designation."

128 GB on an SD card? We all knew it was only a matter of time, but wow, it's still impressive to see. 128 GB memory cards are kind of like 3 TB hard drives...the market for the number of people that truly need that much storage is small, but if you need it, you'll be thrilled to have this much storage in a small package. Oh, it's $699 USD. That might turn off a few people...


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kingston Brings The Speed with a 32GB, 600x Speed CompactFlash Memory Card

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 08:00 PM

http://www.photographyblog.com/news...0x_memory_cards

"Kingston has released its CompactFlash Ultimate 600x memory cards. Available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, the Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate 600x cards support UDMA mode 6 and offer read and write speeds of up to 90MB/sec. Backed by a lifetime warrenty, the cards are priced at £170.85 (32GB) and £97.55 (16GB). For added peace of mind, the price of theCF Ultimate 600x cards include free downloadable data recovery software from MediaRECOVER."

CompactFlash may be a dying memory card standard, but Kingston and professional photographers the world over still have a lot of love for this format - and I do as well. Although things are looking better for the speeds of SD cards with the release of UHS cards, right now CompactFlash wipes the floor with SD cards in the speed department. 32 GB of storage this fast would simply be awesome...you could shoot all day and never have to charge cards!


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

128 GB CompactFlash Released by Silicon Power

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.dpreview.com/news/1001/1...ower128gbcf.asp

"Worldclass flash memory manufacturer Silicon Power today announces the world's first 400X Compact Flash (CF) card with 128GB of storage capacity. Announcing their 600X CF card not long ago for the ultimate performance, the 400X CF card is designed to offer the ultimate storage capacity while not compromising on performance, featuring a write speed of up to 90MB/sec. It is the largest storage capacity CF card to date!"

128 GB of storage in a CF card? Wow. I'm reminded of that line in Spaceballs about ludicrous speed. I have a 32 GB CF card that I rarely use because it's such an insane amount of storage - and it pales in comparison with this 128 GB card. I can't imagine the market for a 128 GB CF card is more than a few hundred world-wide, nor can I imagine the price on a card like this. Yikes!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New SD Spec Allows for 2 TB Cards

Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.sdcard.org/home/

"The next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification, announced today at the 2009 International CES, dramatically improves consumers’ digital lifestyles by providing the portable storage and speed needed to store weeks of high-definition video, years of photo collections and months of music to mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, and other consumer electronic devices. The new SDXC specification provides up to 2 terabytes storage capacity and accelerates SD interface read/write speeds to 104 megabytes per second this year, with a road map to 300 megabytes per second."

Don't get too excited, remember this is just the specification we are dealing with here. I'm imagining it will be many years before we actually see 2 TB of storage in something the size of an SD card.


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