After our post the other day on why you dont need high capcity flash memory cards for your camera we are now bringing you a 2TB SD card.

Fresh from CES over in the USA comes the latest developments with flash memory. Since 32GB doesnt seem to be enough storage for people anymore this new standard SDXC which stands for Secure Digital Extened Copy and will store upto 2TB. We guess that when they say 2TB they will slowly build up too the 2TB mark and wont just place it straight into the marketplace.

A 2TB SD card could be another 2 years down the line as at the moment 32GB seems to be the largest capacity you can get in any flash media type. How much can you store on 2TB well well around 4,000 images in raw format or 17,000 Jpeg format. Think that should just cover my lifetime of photography and will keep the SD card alive for a long time after other formats come and go.

Recently Canon took a big step in sealing the SD card’s future by swaping from Compact Flash to SD cards for most of its digital cameras. Is this Canon fore seeing the future in the flash memory market or just been a pain.

Secure Digital Extended Capacity 2TB

Secure Digital Extended Capacity 2TB


SanDisk have just released infomation on this Rock Band branded SD card for the Wii. Theres nothing special about the 2GB SD Card apart from the Rock Band Label that it has been gifted.
So if your in love with Rock Band then for around £9 you will have your own memory card for games saves and keep your others for less important Wii games.
Hopefully this Rock Band Memory Card should hit the shelves in spring

SanDisk Rock Band SD For The Wii

SanDisk Rock Band SD For The Wii


1GB isnt really that big anymore storage wise for cameras. But if we told you that from your 8 megapixel camera you can save around 232 photos then you would think twice about that 1GB card. In the old days of a 25 exposure film it would take around 10 films to get that many photos and how many film would you take with you 2 maybe 3.
So using a 1GB memory card now doesnt seem at all small incapacity, over at 7dayshop.com they are doing 1GB memory stick pro duos for £4.99 delivered.

Memory Stick Pro Duo 1GB - Sandisk

Memory Stick Pro Duo 1GB - Sandisk


So if you want the best of the best this card is it for the time been. The 16GB Extreme III SDHC Card from Sandisk is going  to be your best purchase, OK you can get larger cards such as the 32GB SanDisk Ultra II SDHC but that only has a 15MB’s rating where as the Extreme III SDHC Cards have a 30MB’s speed rating.
The SanDisk Extreme III includes a really cool feature that will never overwrite any file unless you physically tell it too.

 

Sandisk Extreme III SDHC

Sandisk Extreme III SDHC

 

 


Happy Christmas from us here at E-memory.co.uk

So what is the best present that we could review today something Christmas related. Well here it is a 8GB Santa Memory Stick.
Ok you might look quite foolish pulling this memory stick out in mid June but if it’s the only Memory stick you have then you’re going to have to do it.
To access the USB connection you simply Santa’s legs off. This Strong Santa Claus 8GB costs around £15 from various websites on the internet.

Strong Santa Claus 8GB USB Flash Drive Memory Stick

Strong Santa Claus 8GB USB Flash Drive Memory Stick


If your in the market for a new digital camera then i’d head over too Jessops. the current promtion is a free Sandisk Cruzer Micro 8GB USB Flasdrive with every digital camera costing over £150 this is a instore and online promtion, combined with some of there other digital camera bundles this is a great deal maker. There only around £9.99 on the internet, but if your buying a new digital camera you might as well buy it from Jeeops and get it a Sandisk Cruzer Micro 8GB free rather than paying.
Even if you don’t use it, what a great christmas present it would make for someone and better than a pair of socks  that wont get used often.

sandisk cruzer micro 8gb

sandisk cruzer micro 8gb


I guess some of you out there have a lighter and a USB memory stick in your pocket, well why not combine both those items with a USB 8GB Flash Drive Lighter.
Since the lighter is refillable this isn’t just a novelty item that’s going to get forgotten about. The USB has a 8GB capacity which isn’t small but isn’t a lot, 8GB is ideal for the odd office files and a few photos. We imagine that this would be more an emergency use item that all the time.
The USB connector slides out of the bottom of the lighter and the flame is adjustable via a screw on the bottom.

USB 8GB Flash Drive Lighter

USB 8GB Flash Drive Lighter


I recently bought a Canon 450D Digital SLR and it came bundled with an 8GB Sandisk II ultra SDHC. Now usual I don’t bother putting the camera software on to my pc as I’m always worried it will slow it down or cause an issue elsewhere. So with my old Sony P200 I just removed the memory stick put it into my 8-1 card reader and hey presto up pops a new window saying I have inserted a memory stick.
So I took a few shots with my new Canon 450D and then I scuttled of to the computer to check out the few test shots I had taken. In goes the memory card and nothing happens PC grinds to a halt and eventually pops up an I/O error.
Now I know that faulty memory cards are few and far between and since it worked in my new Canon 450D I was even more puzzled.
It turns out after a bit of research on the internet that as standard windows XP doesn’t support SDHC cards. I tried 2 different patches from Microsoft, but none seemed to help the card in my 8-1 card reader. A couple of forums said that you might need a specific card reader that is SDHC compatible.
after spending about 1hr trawling the internet for various solutions I gave up and headed towards the Canon 450D box in hope that the cd would have the driver file or would allow me to do a custom install and just install the drivers.
As luck would have it the installation CD would allow a custom install and allow you to just select the drivers only. After a tiny install the camera now gets detected by windows XP and I can happily transfer my images.

 

8GB Sandisk II ultra SDHC

8GB Sandisk II ultra SDHC

 


ATP EarthDrive is the first recyclable USB Flash Drive, designed using as many biodegradable products as possible in the manufacturing process.
The ATP Earth drive was in the design process for years ensuring its claim to fame would remain true.
Coming in 4GB starting at £14 and 8GB at £20 the EarthDrive soon might get left behind in such a fast moving market place.

8GB EarthDrive - Recyclable Flash Drive

8GB EarthDrive - Recyclable Flash Drive


Gone are the days of giving a mix tape to your love one. But guess what their making a comeback but with a slight twist.
The Cassette is just a case for the USB flash Drive that is held within. This is a great idea and could really take off but the only problem we have found is that the USB stick is only 64MB which should hold 1hr of high quality audio files  which at 4Mb per MP3 file is only 16 Songs.
The C60 mix tape has another novel idea which you can write the playlist on the packaging just like a real cassette sleeve.

Mix Tape USB Drive

Mix Tape USB Drive