Subject: General Tech, Storage | September 12, 2014 - 08:08 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: sandisk, sdxc, sdhc, sd card, 512GB
Assuming your camera, card reader, or other device fully conforms to the SDXC standard, Sandisk has developed a half-terabyte (512GB) memory card. Beyond being gigantic, it can be read at up to 95 MB/s and written at up to 90 MB/s, which should be enough to stream 4K video. Sandisk claims that it is temperature proof, shock proof, water proof, and x-ray proof. It also comes with a lifetime warranty and "RescuePRO Deluxe" recovery software but, honestly, I expect people would just use PhotoRec or something.
It should be noted that the SDXC standard covers memory cards up to 2TB so it will probably not be too long before we see another standard get ratified. What is next? SDUC? SDYC? SDALLTHEC? Blah! This is why IEEE assigns names sequentially.
The SanDisk Extreme PRO UHS-I SDHC/SDXC 512GB memory card should be available now, although I cannot yet find them online, for $799.99 MSRP.
Subject: Storage | January 20, 2014 - 10:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: sdhc, FlashAir Wi-Fi, toshiba, sd card
Toshiba's FlashAir Class10 is a Wi-Fi enabled SD Card which thankfully supports a number of security protocols which should make it easy for you to get pictures from your camera without sharing them with the world. Madshrimps like the bundled FlashAir software which allows you to tweak functionality up to and including setting up Internet Pass Thru Mode. Check out the surprisingly fast transfer rates in their full review.
"The FlashAir Wi-Fi SDHC from Toshiba is available in different capacities of 8GB, 16GB or 32GB, features a well-developed interface for easy access from both our PC and mobile devices without the need of using an extra app and is also built with the Internet Pass Thru functionality for being able to browse the web while being connected to the newly connected network."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Corsair Flash Voyager GO 32GB micro-USB Flash Drive Review @ Legit Reviews
- Patriot Spark 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive @ NikKTech
- Icy Dock ToughArmor MB992SK-B 3.5" SATA Mobile Rack Review @HiTech Legion
- RaidSonic ICY BOX IB-121CL-U3 HDD Docking & Clone Station @ NikKTech
- Thecus N2310 NAS Server Network Storage @ Benchmark Reviews
- Western Digital Red (WD40EFRX) 4 TB NAS Hard Disk Drive @ TechARP
- Plextor M6e PCI Express 512GB SSD @ Kitguru
Subject: General Tech | August 19, 2013 - 04:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: arduino, hack, sd card
It would seem that there is more than one way to access an SD Card, and the usual interface used by your devices called SDIO can be the failure point preventing you from accessing your data. The alternative method is called SPI mode which is significantly slower but also less complex which means that when SDIO fails you may still be able to access and copy your data using SPI mode. Over at Hack a Day you can read about how to use a Playduino One Arduino clone and a SD card shield along with some custom Python scripts to recover those vacation snaps.
"A few days ago, one of [Severin]‘s SD cards died on him, Instead of trashing the card, he decided to investigate what was actually wrong with the card and ended up recovering most of the data using an Arduino and an immense amount of cleverness."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP @ The Register
- IT now 10 percent of world's electricity consumption, report finds @ The Register
- WTF is... backend-as-a-service? @ The Register
- Lenovo to produce 60% of its notebooks in-house in 2014 @ DigiTimes
- TDK A73 Wireless Boombox @ NikKTech
- Extreme Overclocking Competition 2013 at Heilbronn @ Madshrimps
- CM Storm Joint Giveaway @ NikKTech