Samsung announces a 32 GB flash card

Oh put you jaw back in place. Sheesh.

But it’s true, just not for the PSP: According to Samsung, the company will soon release a solid-state (i.e. no moving parts) flash drive with a 32 Gigabyte storage capacity. The specs are even more amazing: The card/drive is only 1.8 inches long (about the same size as everyone’s favorite PSP flash memory, the Pro Duo) and though its storage space dwarfs that of it’s predecessors, it somehow manages to consume less power (An important feature for a device as power-troubled as the PSP). If that wasn’t enough,
Samsung claims it’s also twice as fast as what’s currently available.

Two things to keep in mind though: One, the card doesn’t appear to be directly compatible with the PSP (To this writer’s knowledge,
only Duo and Pro Duo work with the PSP, and Samsung’s card is something called “SSD”). Two, even if it was, the price would almost certainly be…prohibitive. According to TGdaily one of the few 32 GB drives currently available goes for $6,400. Don’t be too sad though, there is one good thing about this release. Like most new technology, it will probably be priced competitively, which will hopefully drive down prices in general. A 32 GB flash drive may not be in your immediate future, but thanks to its coming that 2 gig Pro Duo you’ve been eyeing will probably get a bit cheaper.
Oh put you jaw back in place. Sheesh.

But it’s true, just not for the PSP: According to Samsung, the company will soon release a solid-state (i.e. no moving parts) flash drive with a 32 Gigabyte storage capacity. The specs are even more amazing: The card/drive is only 1.8 inches long (about the same size as everyone’s favorite PSP flash memory, the Pro Duo) and though its storage space dwarfs that of it’s predecessors, it somehow manages to consume less power (An important feature for a device as power-troubled as the PSP). If that wasn’t enough,
Samsung claims it’s also twice as fast as what’s currently available.

Two things to keep in mind though: One, the card doesn’t appear to be directly compatible with the PSP (To this writer’s knowledge,
only Duo and Pro Duo work with the PSP, and Samsung’s card is something called “SSD”). Two, even if it was, the price would almost certainly be…prohibitive. According to TGdaily one of the few 32 GB drives currently available goes for $6,400. Don’t be too sad though, there is one good thing about this release. Like most new technology, it will probably be priced competitively, which will hopefully drive down prices in general. A 32 GB flash drive may not be in your immediate future, but thanks to its coming that 2 gig Pro Duo you’ve been eyeing will probably get a bit cheaper.

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