Where Are the Large SD Cards?
In October of last year, Matsushita announced that it would soon be releasing 256 MB and 512 MB secure digital (SD) memory cards. The 256 MB version was expected to hit the market on December 21 while the 512 MB one was scheduled to be available January 21 of this year. As yet, there is no sign of these on any of the major web retailers, including the webstore of Matsushita's American subsidiary, Panasonic.
In fact, the Panasonic webstore doesn't even list a 128 MB SD card. Various other manufacturers do make SD cards in this size, including SanDisk.
Earlier this month, SanDisk announced that it would be releasing a 256 MB SD card in the next couple of months but made no mention of anything larger. It expects the 256 MB card to sell for around $200.
If Matsushita or SanDisk could bring these to market, they would have a substantial lead over the Memory Stick, of which the largest currently available is 128 MB. However, since this week's price drop in the Memory Stick, it currently has a lead in the price category.
Of course, both are still playing catch-up to CompactFlash, which is already available in much larger sizes for much lower prices.
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