Today SanDisk is giving the Mac Fan Boy a bit of love.Â SanDisk introduces the first secure flash drive which fully supports operation under the Mac OS.Â The SanDisk Cruizer Enterprise is a USB stick that may be used on either a PC or Mac and has the full ability for data encryption of the drive.Â With a friendly user interface, the owner can unlock files and data on the stick for using and sharing.Â Once the drive is locked down or disconnected the encryption is back on. Continue Reading
I compared the performance of a direct connect of the microSD card through the USB card reader to the microSD adapter provided to me from SanDisk when I purchased the flash memory. When using the SanDisk adapter, I did need a USB card reader which could contribute to Continue Reading
“As a leader in the technology marketplace, we were excited about taking the initiative in contributing to this important cause,” said Michael Plaksin, ATP Vice President of Sales. “The Pink Ribbon Special Edition of our Petito USB Drive presents an opportunity for our consumers to make a change in someone’s life and proudly display their support of this critically important cause. With this innovative device, they have the unique ability to keep the all the memories of their loved ones, who have been affected by the disease, close at all times.”The Petito Pink Ribbon flash drive is available from 512MB to 2GB sizes. This great news comes on the heels of SanDisk announcing their support for Alzheimer’s; as one can see flash drives are quickly becoming the favored item for fundraising. Nice. For more info: ATP Inc. Komen for the Cure Continue Reading
“The U3 platform was established with the vision of giving customers a consistent and portable computing experience. The existing 20,000 U3 software developers that joined us show the potential for smart flash memory devices,â€ said Yoram Cedar, executive vice president of the mobile business unit and corporate engineering at SanDisk.
â€œWe expect this relationship with Microsoft will raise the overall experience for consumers given Microsoftâ€™s unique software expertise, and grow the momentum given the large community of 3rd party companies capable of utilizing Microsoftâ€™s technologies.â€The migration process for the 20,000 U3 developers is a straight forward and simple one – Microsoft puts the pressure back on you to make the migration. Microsoft did say there will be tools to ad in the process, but the bottom line is U3 developers better get cracking if they want to see the light-of-day come mid 2008. Continue Reading
Norm Frentz, director of marketing believes, â€œthis is the threshold at which mobile phones provide enough capacity to become the userâ€™s all-in-one portable music player, camcorder, photo album and video player.â€And I for one believe him. At 4GBs you can do just about anything and carry just about anything you could imagine. Continue Reading
Kingston explained its decision in saying that extra bundled software means additional costs for consumers. The company already has its own similar platform to substitute for U3, according to company sources.According to some IC controller design houses, SanDisk – the big player advocating U3 – charges about a 5% royalty fee for adopting the U3 platform. Continue Reading