You can now pick up a 16GB SanDisk microSDHC for $100

You can now pick up a 16GB SanDisk microSDHC for $100

Summary: SanDisk emailed me yesterday and told me that their huge capacity 16GB microSDHC card was now available for US$99.99. SanDisk is the first card maker to get cards with this high capacity out in stores. They promptly sent me a card to evaluate with my latest mobile devices that arrived a couple hours ago. I quickly popped it into my new BlackBerry Bold, T-Mobile G1, and Palm Treo Pro devices to check compatibility and ability to store captured images and play music and video files.

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You can now pick up a 16GB SanDisk microSDHC for $100SanDisk emailed me yesterday and told me that their huge capacity 16GB microSDHC card was now available for US$99.99. SanDisk is the first card maker to get cards with this high capacity out in stores. They promptly sent me a card to evaluate with my latest mobile devices that arrived a couple hours ago. I quickly popped it into my new BlackBerry Bold, T-Mobile G1, and Palm Treo Pro devices to check compatibility and ability to store captured images and play music and video files.

As I thought, this large capacity microSDHC card performed flawlessly with each of these devices. The Treo Pro camera software showed there was room for over 8000 photos. However, I did have trouble getting it back out of the Bold. The card seems to have a slightly larger area on the back (at least compared side-by-side with the 8GB card in good lighting) and this miniscule difference seems to be making it difficult to remove from the Bold. It doesn't help that I have no fingernails that extend past my fingertip either.

SanDisk 16GB card

While it is convenient to have some flash capacity integrated into the device, I am a big fan of external cards where you can use higher and higher capacity cards as they are developed. I remember just a couple of years ago I paid over US$100 for a 1GB CF card and now we have an amazing 16GB in a form factor smaller than my smallest fingernail.

SanDisk 16GB card back

SanDisk also announced that their M2 (Memory Stick Micro) 16GB card is also available with a MSRP of US$129.99. These new cards have a Class 2 speed rating and come with a 5 year limited warranty.

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  • I hate the micro size. The original's were small enough.

    Although I see its value in certain devices, I am definitely glad that most cameras use the larger ones. At least they feel sturdy and are harder to lose. They are also much easier to insert and remove.
    T1Oracle
  • It's hard to believe....

    Years ago with the introduction of SD cards, I thought, "Holy cow! This is small!" Now when I see these in person I'm in awe. Progressive technology, FTW.
    dcoaster
  • Too expensive. Worth only $16.

    For now ....
    no nonsense
  • RE: You can now pick up a 16GB SanDisk microSDHC for $100

    Way too small to be practicaly usable by a standard-issue human being.
    kitko
  • Economical threshold ...

    To be flash drive economically useful, they should come up with drive over 100GB at below $10. This can replace DVDs.

    Note that flashes are useless to be used as hard disk replacement as it can write up to a finite number of time.
    no nonsense
  • Hideously Expensive

    Whilst an 8Gb MicroSDHC is apprx ??15 ($25), I think I'll pass. Though they need to hurry up as my HTC710 with 8Gb has only 1.7Gb free for music.

    Who needs an iPod, though Windows Media Player mobile is a bit rubbish to use in comparison.
    neil.postlethwaite