by CIO Staff

Toshiba Plans New MicroSD, SDHC Cards

Jun 28, 20061 min
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Toshiba later this year will put on sale worldwide new microSD and SDHC memory cards, the company said Wednesday.

The microSD cards will be available in 256MB, 512MB and 1GB capacities and go on sale in July and August. MicroSD is the smallest commercial memory card format, and as such is finding favor with makers of cell phones and other portable devices where space is a premium.

Toshiba microSD Cards
Toshiba microSD cards

The SDHC cards correspond to the new SD Memory Card version 2 specification, which allows a faster data transfer rate, and extends the maximum possible capacity of a card from 2GB to 32GB. Toshiba’s first SDHC card will be available in September at a 4GB capacity. It can be used only with devices that support the version 2 format, so users should confirm the compatibility of their products before purchasing.

Pricing for the new cards was not announced.

-Martyn Williams, IDG News Service (Tokyo Bureau)

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