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.
“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.
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