Sony, SanDisk working on 2TB Memory Sticks

The Memory Sticks don't have an official name yet, and Sony and SanDisk are temporarily calling them collectively "Memory Stick format for Extended High Capacity."

That's 2,000GB or 2,000,000MB of flash storage for noobs.

The Memory Sticks don't have an official name yet, and Sony and SanDisk are temporarily calling them collectively "Memory Stick format for Extended High Capacity." Format licensing is expected to begin this year. Once completed, we'll see storage capacities for these flash media (Memory Stick Pro DUO, Memory Stick Pro-HG, Memory Stick Micro, and Memory Stick HG Micro) hit up to 2 terabytes, with maximum data transfer rates of 20MBps (on a 4-bit parallel interface) and 60MBps (on an 8-bit parallel interface) for the HG card formats.

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Sony is also announcing Friday the availability of 16GB Memory Stick Micro (M2) cards. These will be available in the Asia Pacific region starting next month and are bundled with a USB adapter, though there's also an option to purchase the flash card separately.

According to the Japanese outfit, the 16GB M2 card comes with a five-year warranty and can withstand temperatures from minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. The supplied adapter doesn't support the MagicGate content protection technology, though. We are still checking with Sony Ericsson to find out which phones are compatible with the new 16GB card and will update once we have the information.

(Source: Crave Asia)

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