Toshiba CompactFlash cards reach multigig memories

Toshiba on Thursday announced 4GB and 2GB CompactFlash cards for use indigital camcorders, music players and cameras.

Toshiba on Thursday announced 4GB and 2GB CompactFlash cards for use in digital camcorders, music players and cameras.The cards feature 90-nanometer NAND flash memory technology, the company said. Samples of 2GB and 4GB cards are now available for US$299.99 and US$499.99 per unit, respectively.

Separately, Toshiba also announced a suite of USB 2.0 flash drives in capacities from 128MB to 1GB, along with flash drive subassemblies for device makers. The drives are based on multilevel cell NAND flash. Toshiba said samples of subassemblies will be available next month, with prices ranging from US$29.99 for 128MB to US$129.99 for 1GB. Toshiba said it will begin shipping 2GB 0.85-inch hard disk drives by the end of this month. It is preparing a same-size 4GB drive for release midyear.

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