Sandisk and Sony are working together to develop a new memory card format that will give 3 times the speed and up to 32GB of storage compared with whatâ€™s available at present. No, it wonâ€™t make it for Christmas as PB enthusiastically claims; its release is scheduled for next year.
Sony and Sandisk are calling the new card the Memory Stick PRO-HG; the new media format uses an enhanced, 8-bit parallel interface in addition to a conventional serial and 4-bit parallel interface to deliver high performance and high capacity.
The Memory Stick PRO-HG has a maximum data transfer rate of 480Mbps, three times faster than Sonyâ€™s present Memory Stick Pro media. At this speed, several gigabytes of data can be quickly transferred. This will also allow real-time recording of high-resolution video and still images directly onto the memory card.