Expected to be available February 2002, SanDisk announced the world's largest-capacity CompactFlash card in standard I format: the 1-gigabyte CompactFlash card. The card weighs half an ounce (14 grams) and is the size of a matchbook.
The new high-capacity card will typically be able to store, for example, more than 1,000 digital images. It will also be able to store mare than 20 hours of digital music and several hours of video.
The growing popularity of high-resolution digital cameras, digital music players and other consumer electronics is boosting the demand for large-capacity CompactFlash cards. The 1-gigabyte card is a technological breakthrough for the company. These cards demonstrate how rapidly Flash technology is moving forward. SanDisk currently has CompactFlash cards available in capacities ranging from 16 MB to 512 MB.
The 1-gigabyte card is expected to sell for under $800. For more information, visit SanDisk.