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Three's A Charm: SanDisk's Memory Cards Set New Industry Standard For Space

Sep. 30 2009, Published 5:06 a.m. ET

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If you're a gamer (or the parent of one) we have the key to saving every beat of progress made through the gaming gauntlet; tech industry innovators SanDisk Wednesday announced the release of three new flash memory cards for gamers: the SanDisk Memory Stick Micro (M2) card and gaming pack; 32GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo and SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and SanDisk SDHC Memory Card for Nintendo DSi.

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“Many of the new portable gaming systems offer substantial downloadable content for gamers to enjoy, and our gaming memory cards give consumers the added storage capacity they need,” SanDisk's Tim Sutton said. “Downloadable games for the PSP system can consume more than 700 megabytes of memory each, not to mention the large file sizes of movies and TV shows which boost demand for expandable storage.”

Industry expert Lewis Ward said that the amount of extra storage space is a necessary adjustment in times when gamers are using their memory cards for purposes other than video games.

"For example, playing video or music on the device at least once per week,” Ward said. "Digital content for these platforms is commonly available for download, and it is this evolving delivery mechanism coupled with large file sizes that has transformed memory cards from helpful accessories to something that many teens and young adults use on a regular basis."

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SanDisk Memory Stick Micro (M2) card and gaming pack is slated to break the mold for PSP memory storage units, doubling the usual max of 8GB amount with an unprecedented 16GB of storage (versions of 2, 4 and 8GB are also available). A gaming compatibility pack, sold separately, includes the MSPD adapter and Mobile Memory Stick Micro M2 reader.

The 32GB SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo and SanDisk Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo is adaptable to the Sony PSP-3000 and PSP-2000. With 32GB, the memory stick delivers at a 30MB/sec reading and writing speed.

SanDisk SDHC Memory Card for Nintendo DSi, which comes in 4GB and 8GB capacities, is in stores now.

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