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Samsung readies 8GB microSD card for music phones

updated 09:05 am EDT, Thu May 17, 2007

Samsung 8GB microSD Card

Samsung on Thursday revealed that it had developed a record-setting microSD card. Topping out at 8GB, the storage will let music phones hold roughly four times the data of most cards in shops today -- up to 5 DVD-level movies, the company says. The increase in memory density also gives the card a speed increase well beyond most microSD cards. Where most of the miniature cards can only write at 2MB per second, the 8GB model achieves a 6MB speed that matches the Class 6 performance of some of the best full-size SD and SDHC cards. Reading data is faster still at 16MB per second.

Release information wasn't included as part of the Samsung announcement, suggesting that shipping products from Samsung and others may be months away. However, the company vowed that 8GB cards would form the majority of microSD sales by 2010, replacing the 1GB or 2GB cards that predominate in 2007.



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