As part of a new suite of retail products introduced on Wednesday, SanDisk revealed the Memory Vault, a USB-based storage device that promises to preserve photos for up to 100 years. The device reportedly utilizes SanDisk's Chronolock technology which incorporates "key elements of advanced solid-state storage to create a proprietary memory management solution."
"SanDisk already offers great image-capture products, and we’ve built upon that expertise to create a new category of image-preservation products," said Tim Sutton, senior product marketing manager, SanDisk. "The Memory Vault allows parents to preserve photos of their daughter’s first steps alongside videos from her wedding and then pass those images down for generations to come."
According to SanDisk, the Memory Vault is now available in two capacities: 8 GB for $49.99 and 16 GB for $89.99. Requirements include a USB 2.0 port, and operating systems including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Mac OS X v10.4.11 or above.
In addition to the Memory Vault, SanDisk launched a number of additional products as listed below:
SanDisk doubled the performance and capacity of its professional-grade imaging lineup to create a new SD card based on the latest SD 3.0 specification’s Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus architecture. The card delivers up to 90 MB/s write speeds and up to 95 MB/s read speeds. SanDisk Extreme Pro SDHC and SDXC UHS-I cards come in 8 GB to 64 GB capacities with MSRPs starting at $109.99.
This new 64 GB UHS-based, high-capacity card can double the capacity of smartphones and tablets while offering up to 30 MB/s transfer speeds and the Class 6 performance needed to capture Full HD videos. The card is compatible with any tablet or smartphone equipped with a microSDXC card slot, and comes in capacities ranging from 4 GB to 64 GB with MSRPs starting at $24.99.
The Cruzer Fit USB flash drive measures about the size of a dime, and comes in 4 GB to 16 GB capacities with MSRPs starting at $24.99. The Cruzer Switch USB flash drive features a cap-less, slider-less, flip-top design and comes in 2 GB to 32 GB capacities with MSRPs starting at $19.99.
This encryption and online backup solution is featured (up to 2 GB optionally available) on almost all of SanDisk's retail USB drives. The software creates a password-protected private vault on the drive that lets consumers share the files they want while protecting sensitive data.
Based on USB 3.0 interface transfer performance of up to 500 MB/s, this card reader/writer reduces transfer time when downloading data from a card to a computer. It's outfitted with four card slots and carries an MSRP of $49.99.