updated 11:55 am EDT, Tue June 2, 2009
SanDisk SDHCs for netbooks
SanDisk Corporation released its Netbook SDHC removable flash memory card on Tuesday, available in both 8GB and 16GB capacities. The product is meant to expand the limited storage space found on the increasingly popular netbook computers, especially those equipped with smaller -- typically less than 32GB -- solid state drives (SSDs). In netbooks with traditional hard drives, storage space is less of an issue, as they are typically at least 160GB in capacity.
Either card also works anywhere else that accepts SDHC storage, such as cameras, computers and media players. The 8GB SanDisk Netbook SDHC card is unusually priced at a high $40, while the 16GB card likewise costs more than same-speed, same-capacity photo cards at $80. Either includes a limited 5-year warranty.