SanDisk Corp. on Tuesday introduced new high-end capacities of 4GB, 1GB and 2GB for its Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Pro Duo and SD storage cards, respectively, as well as an increase to 512MB for its miniSD and RS-MMC media for cell phones. The new cards will ship in November.
The upgraded Memory Sticks employ Sony’s MagicGate technology. The Pro and Pro Duo variants with 4GB and 1GB of storage will sell for US$799.99 and $204.99 when they ship; the new 2GB SD cards, $199.99. Pro cards are currently available in 128MB to 2GB capacities for $54.99 to $399.99 while Pro Duo cards range from 128MB to 512MB and sell for $59.99 to $114.99; SD media feature 128MB to 1GB of storage for $29.99 to $99.99.
SanDisk’s miniSD cards come with an adapter that allows their use in any SD card-compatible device while RS-MMC media feature a mechanical extender for insertion into any full-sized MultiMediaCard slot. The new 512MB miniSD and RS-MMC cards will sell for $69.99; the former is available in 64MB to 256MB capacities for $21.99 to $49.99 while the latter comes in 128MB and 256MB sizes for $21.99 and $49.99.
SanDisk had not updated the product pages on its Web site as MacCentral posted this article.