SanDisk USB SD Card Getting Bigger
SanDisk has announced that its SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus card is getting a capacity bump to 2 GB. The Ultra II SD card combines USB connectivity and flash memory storage. It works seamlessly in any SD card slot and can also be used as a high-speed USB 2.0 flash drive without the need for a card reader.
The card looks and functions like a typical SD card. Folding the card in half reveals a high-speed USB 2.0 connector that plugs into any USB port to easily and quickly transfer photos or other data to a computer without the need for a separate card reader.
The SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus line features write speeds of 9 megabytes (MB) per second and read speeds of 10MB/sec. The cards are targeted at enthusiast and prosumer-level digital photographers with 5 mega-pixel or higher resolution digital cameras that require significantly faster flash memory film cards.
The SanDisk Ultra II SD Plus 2 GB version is expected to become available in June for $135 USD. The SanDisk 1GB version is currently available and retails around $89 - $60.