Toshiba's 4-Gigabyte SDHC Memory Card to Ship in September

Toshiba introduces the company's 1st Secure Digital High Capacity memory card - the new 4-gigabyte SDHC memory card. The product is going to be shipped in September. The product conforms to the SD memory card ver. 2.00 standard introduced by the SD Card Association which enables capacities greater than 2-gigabytes to be achieved and features minimum SD Speed Class Ratings to achieve optimal performance for FAT32-enabled hosts. The SD Speed Class Ratings specify a minimum sustained write speed for SDHC cards (Class 2: 2 MB/s(2); Class 4: 4 MB/s; Class 6: 6 MB/s).

Toshiba announces a 4GB SDHC card that exceeds the Class 4 minimum write speed of 4MB/s. Cards up to 32-gigabytes can be developed that conform to this standard in the future. These higher capacity memory cards are made for use in applications such as digital video cameras and digital cameras capable of recording video segments and high-resolution pictures, or to provide storage for a larger number of digital photos.

The Toshiba's new product features: the 4GB capacity enables video and high resolution digital pictures to be stored on memory cards; supports SDHC Class 4, with a minimum write speed of 4MB/s; adopts CPRM advanced copyright protection function. The SDHC memory card is not compatible with standard SD card slots/readers.

* Product Name: 4GB SDHC Memory Card
* Interface: Conforms to SD Memory Card standard
* Power Supply Voltage: 2.7 to 3.6V
* File Format: FAT 32
* Compatibility: Conforms to SD Memory Card standard
* Size: 24 x 32 x 2.1 mm
* Weight: Approximately 2g.

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