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SanDisk yesterday dealt its most capacious SD memory card yet: a 32GB SDHC that it expects to see on store shelves in April priced at $350 (£176/€235). That's more than the cost of the Eee PC we thought we might put one of these cards into... SanDisk 32GB Ultra II SDHC SanDisk's 32GB Ultra II SDHC: capacious but costly …

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32GB still best value

The 32GB card may be expensive, but is still the best value per GB.

32GB = £5.50/GB

16GB = £5.63/GB

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Finally!

Not that I want one of these bad boys in particular, but I'm hoping this will spur Sony to hurry up with their bigger-capacity m2 cards - or at least hopefully when I get the K850i camera-phone's successor, 32gb (or 16gb) cards are wallet-friendly, sub-£50 prices.

So as it stands, way overpriced and it's been a long wait, but hopefully a boot up the memory card's market.

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Free with Cornflake packets by Christmas then :-)

Funky!

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Unhappy

If it can do 15MB/sec...

..then why is it only rated as an SDHC Class 4? There's obviously something about the SDHC class system that I'm not getting yet.

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Paris Hilton

Doesn't explain over inflated SSD HD prices

If these things RRP at around £180, why are 64GB SSD HDU selling for £600 -£800 i.e. 3-4 times the price. I realize there are differences in the technologies however are they 3-4 times more expensive to produce?

PH angle, because she's also a bit overpriced and overrated.

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Jobs Horns

@If it can do 15MB/sec...

Class system is a minimum expected read/write speed of (for example class 4) 4MB/s (on an empty card no-less) whereas the 15MB/s they'vve mentioned in the article is a maximum

Methinks?

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Gil

Maximum writes?

Are these still fairly fragile in terms of maximum read/writes? I can see the appeal of using one as swap partition, but how long would it take to die under such durress?

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Happy

micro-SDHC?

Cool! I'm hoping this will herald the arrival of a micro version for my TyTN II :-D

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@justin

speed.

The basic SSD drives are at least twice as fast while the ones from Mtron and the likes are almost 5 times as fast as this card.

The sandisk 1.8" 64gb one says it maxes out at 67mB/s.

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This should go into a subnotebook

Two of these in a RAID-0 configuration would be much cheaper (and smaller, and perhaps lighter) than a 64GB SSD. How long before someone hacks an Eee or MacBook Air with this kit?

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it would still be very slow.

Think about it, this thing runs at minimum 4MB and at MAX 15. That is really slow (about the same as the max of a USB thumb drive in USB).

It would make the performance sooo poor. Sure its reliable, but at what cost?

I think I will just wait till the very fast ones come down in price.

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"32GB the best value" = fuzzy math

Tim Spence wrote: "The 32GB card may be expensive, but is still the best value per GB."

32GB = £5.50/GB

16GB = £5.63/GB

Here in the U.S. colonies, we can buy an A-DATA Class 6 16GB card from NewEgg.com for $65. That's £33, or about £2.06/GB.

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