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The SanDisk Memory Vault can preserve photos for 100 years  (Source: imaging-resource.com)
The SanDisk Memory Vault is a photo album that was made to be passed down from generation to generation, preserving photos for 100 years

Flash memory storage company SanDisk Corporation has announced a new lineup of flash storage solutions, including the Memory Vault, to better preserve important digital content. 

"Our flash storage solutions help consumers capture more photos, load their mobile apps faster, share exciting moments with friends and preserve their memories for generations to come," said Bob O'Keefe, vice president of retail marketing for SanDisk. 

The 
new lineup of memory capture/storage products includes the SanDisk Memory Vault, the 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-l card, the 64GB SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDXC card, the Cruzer Fit/Cruzer Switch USB flash drives, SanDisk SecureAccess Software, and the ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer.

The SanDisk Memory Vault is a photo album that was made to be passed down from generation to generation. While hard drives have moving parts and CDs can scratch, the Memory Vault preserves images in one location, and connects to a computer's USB port for drag-and-drop functionality. It uses SanDisk's Chronolock technology for memory management and solid-state storage, guaranteeing that a user's photos and other documents will be preserved for up to 100 years. 

The 
Memory Vault is available in 8GB and 16GB capacities for $49.99 and $89.99 respectively. 

The 64GB SanDisk Extreme Pro SDXC UHS-l card allows photographers to capture important moments with 90 MB per second (MB/sec) write speeds and 95 MB/sec read speeds that support transfers of photos in "half the time." The card is based on the latest SD 3.0 specification's Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus architecture and has the fastest write performance in the world to date. It is available now in 8GB to 64GB capacities starting at $109.99.

The UHS-based 
64GB SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSDXC card doubles the capacity of even the most technologically advanced smartphones and tablets with 30 MB/sec transfer speeds and Class 6 performance to capture full HD videos. It's compatible with any smartphone or tablet with a microSDXC slot, and ranges from 4GB to 64GB starting at $24.99.

The Cruzer Fit flash drive is the size of a dime with 4GB to 16GB capacities starting at $24.99 while the Cruzer Switch USB flash drive offers a slider-less and cap-less design available in 2GB to 32GB capacities starting at $19.99.

The SanDisk SecureAccess Software features online backup and encryption tools on nearly all USB drives. It also offers a password-protected vault on the drive with up to 2GB available. 

The ImageMate All-in-One USB 3.0 Reader/Writer is based on a USB 3.0 interface transfer performance of 500 MB/sec. It supports all major card formats, cuts transfer time when downloading content from a card to a computer, and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices. It is available for $49.99. 

All products are now available on SanDisk.com, and will be released to retailers next month.



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Nice, but
By mfenn on 9/14/2011 6:38:51 PM , Rating: 4
Who the hell is going to have a computer with a USB port in 100 years?




RE: Nice, but
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 9/14/2011 6:42:37 PM , Rating: 4
Hey, what about my 8-track tapes? ;)


RE: Nice, but
By AlvinCool on 9/14/2011 6:49:32 PM , Rating: 3
Daddy, what's a USB port?

I dunno, ask your grandfather's head


RE: Nice, but
By mikester0421 on 9/14/2011 6:50:31 PM , Rating: 4
Key part of Sandisk's long-term sales strategy: adapter sales in 100 years.


RE: Nice, but
By Captain Orgazmo on 9/14/2011 7:25:34 PM , Rating: 2
Either we will have wifi direct to the brain or be living in caves post nuclear apocalypse, so yeah, good point.


RE: Nice, but
By 2bdetermine on 9/14/2011 8:39:35 PM , Rating: 2
So what you really meant to say that we will make no technological advancement between now and 100 years in the future.


RE: Nice, but
By MarkLuvsCS on 9/14/2011 9:53:31 PM , Rating: 2
Its alright. We're going to have USB26 by then which will require backwards compatibility with tortoise speed USB of 6gbs.


RE: Nice, but
By SlyNine on 9/15/2011 3:50:46 AM , Rating: 2
I wonder what they will think of the puny 8Gigs. Or maybe storage will grow so much that most won't understand the concept of size related to computer storage.


As a joke
By SlyNine on 9/15/2011 3:53:00 AM , Rating: 4
They should put flashy specs on it, like Super capacity 8gigs and Ultra high speed 500MB/s. Just to give people 100years from now a laugh.




Static Electricity
By btc909 on 9/14/2011 11:48:15 PM , Rating: 2
If I were to shuffle my feet on carpet & touch the USB port on this thing it'll be ok right? Can't say the same for my SanDisk Titanium, but hey you can park a car on it.




Where is thunderbolt?
By SurreDeth on 9/15/2011 11:44:52 AM , Rating: 2
No one makes firewire 800 compact flash card readers anymore, and there is no usb 3.0 support for iMac or MBP so WTF are the thunderbolt compact flash card readers?




By johnsmith9875 on 9/15/2011 2:21:01 PM , Rating: 2
Until you get your DVD backups out 5 years later and find they've all peeled apart and are useless.
There needs to be some sort of digital storage with real permanence, and DVD/BD backup isn't it, way too fragile.




Long term Photo Storage
By 1granny on 9/23/2011 6:39:48 PM , Rating: 2
All who posted comments must be "democrats"; can only whine, complain, & find fault because they don't have a better idea! We have to stop tearing down ideas and start building better ones to keep our "free market" socitity going...or operate as socialist, meaning no idea is worth considering! I greatly prefer being free to make my own judgements and free to persue my own ideas. Everyone has a good idea; no product will be viable 100 yrs from now. By the way, 8 track tapes & players are a hot item today; Betamax is still considered the best, but not woth the price. Sandisk or whoever...keep up the good work!




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