XP and Mac OS 9.2+, Mac OS X v10.1.2+.


: SanDisk has released several new products at Photokina 2004, including a new high-speed Ultra II line of memory cards that includes an 8GB CF Type I card and Memory Stick Pro and SD cards with 4GB and 2GB capacities.


Each SanDisk Ultra II card features a minimum write speed of 9 megabytes per second (MB/sec.) and a minimum read speed of 10MB/sec. They are primarily targeted at serious photographers with 4-megapixel or higher resolution digital cameras that require fast, high capacity digital film cards to quickly shoot many high resolution images. The 8GB Ultra II CF card and 4GB MS Pro will sell in Australia for $1500, while the 2GB Ultra II SD card is priced at $350.Also on show at Photokina were the new SanDisk Extreme III line of CompactFlash, SD and Memory Stick Pro cards, which claim to be the world’s fastest flash memory cards. With minimum write and read speeds of 18 MB/sec, the new cards range in capacity between one and four gigabytes (GB) and boast double the performance speeds of SanDisk’s predecessor Extreme product line. They are expected to start shipping in October or November. The SanDisk Extreme III 4GB CF card and 2GB Extreme III MS Pro will sell locally for $895, while the Extreme III 1GB SD card will be priced at $245.
Three high-speed card readers join the current line-up: the SanDisk ImageMate 12-in-1 (which supports virtually every memory card format currently available), ImageMate 5-in-1(which has slots for SD/MMC, Memory Stick and xD-Picture Cards) and ImageMate CompactFlash (CF exclusive) readers. All are high-speed USB 2.0 compatible and offer true ‘plug and play’ due to USB Mass Storage Class (MSC) compliance when used with Windows ME, Windows 2000 (SP3+), Windows XP and Mac OS 10.1.2+. The readers are fully compatible with Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP and Mac OS 9.2+, Mac OS X v10.1.2+.
SanDisk has also announced a new SanDisk Photo Album (RRP $120), which allows users to display digital still pictures or video clips on their TV sets and attach soundtracks to slide shows. Using any one of eight flash memory card formats as well as portable USB flash drives, the unit also enables consumers to play MP3 music files on their home audio systems. For more information, contact VME Systems, phone (03) 9845 2600 or visit www.sandisk.com.