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Kingston Announces Class 6 4GB miniSDHC Cards

Owners of Treo 750 and 755p can finally enjoy higher-speed file read and write operations when using their miniSD cards outside of their Treos. Kingston has announced a full line of 4 GB Class 2, 4, and 6 miniSDHC cards. The best news of this announcement is that only $2 separates the various card speeds, so a $66 Class 6 card is infinitely more appealing than a $62 Class 2 card, despite the Treo hardware’s inability to saturate the transfer speeds available on even a Class 2 card. All of the cards carry Kingston’s lifetime warranty.

Today’s release is notable for being the first class 6 miniSDHC card to date from any manufacturer. Prior to today’s announcement, even standard class 2 4 GB miniSDHC cards have been quite scarce and priced considerably higher than their fullsize SDHC brethren. Industry support still lags in regards to adding full SDHC compliance to most non-camera devices such as PCs, PMPs and printers. Nevertheless, this is a welcome step in the evolution of the mini and microSDHC formats and a sure sign that affordable 8 GB miniSDHC cards are forthcoming.

miniSD 4GB“As sleeker, more sophisticated mobile phones, PDAs and MP3 players offer digital imaging, music, video, mobile TV and games, the need for higher data transfer rates, increased storage and smaller form factor expansion memory becomes greater,” said Jean Wong, Flash memory product manager, Kingston. “Kingston is ready with miniSDHC memory to support the popular but storage-hungry advanced features of these next generation digital devices,” continued Wong.

Thanks to Engadget for the tip.

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vetdoctor @ 8/16/2007 8:28:00 AM # Q
Ever since my DUI I've had to leave my VW parked in the driveway. Yesterday I went and bought a Porche to leave parked in the driveway. Ever so much more satisfying.

I think I'll keep my $10 class 1 card thank you. Let me know when Palm can do Class 4 speeds.

In short, I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician.
- Chesterton

RE: Porsche
LiveFaith @ 8/16/2007 1:46:13 PM # Q
Palm SD hardware limitations. It is another one of those Palm head scratchers.

But, in reality, the speed is not really important on the Palm anyway. The extra speed is used for transferring large videos or audio using the USB2.0 card reader. Very seldom does the average user move such a large chunk of data on the Palm anyway. It is a significant difference in moving 4 DVD movies from the PC to my 8GB Class 6 (6mb/s) vs a 2mb/s rated card. Once on the Palm, it makes no difference because 99% of the usage is reading/streaming anyway.

So to use your VW / Porsche example, the VW is fine in the driveway for you. But, you forgot to account for your little brother, who likes to take your Porsche out at night on the town. In that way it makes a big difference. ;-)

Pat Horne

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Porsche

vetdoctor @ 8/16/2007 6:37:07 PM # Q
Ever since my DUI I've had to leave my VW parked in the driveway. Yesterday I went and bought a Porche to leave parked in the driveway. Ever so much more satisfying.

I think I'll keep my $10 class 1 card thank you. Let me know when Palm can do Class 4 speeds.

In short, I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician.
- Chesterton

RE: Porsche
vetdoctor @ 8/16/2007 6:42:53 PM # Q
Double Oops. I was trying to post thanks for de-ignoranting me and I reposted the same comment.

In short, I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician.
- Chesterton
RE: Porsche
Poopie @ 8/16/2007 6:53:02 PM # Q

Ever since my DUI I've had to leave my VW parked in the driveway. Yesterday I went and bought a Porche to leave parked in the driveway. Ever so much more satisfying.

So, in other words, the Porsche is your VW's mobile companion.



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Works on 750??

Katkiller @ 10/6/2007 6:58:48 PM # Q
I saw that treo 750 only supports miniSD up to 2 gb and I do not know if it is compatible with MiniSDHC??? Does anyone know for sure that this works??
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