SanDisk

SanDisk designs, develops, manufactures and markets flash storage card products used in a variety of electronic systems. Flash storage cards allow data to be stored in a compact, removable format. SanDisk’s flash card products help drive the mass market for sales of digital cameras, multimedia mobile phones, USB flash drives and other digital consumer devices.

1.5TB to 5TB 2.5" SATA3 SSDs

Available in 1.9TB, 2TB, 4TB and 5TB capacities these SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs may no longer be the fastest around thanks to emerging PCIe SSDs, but they're the most cost-effective and are still easily fast enough for most users. You'll need a spare SATA 6Gb/s port to get the most from them, and a 2.5" capable drive bay - an adaptor may need to be bought, but most cases have at least one. These drives are the highest capacity ones available, suitable for holding an operating system, as well as numerous programs and a healthy collection of media and games.

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120GB to 480GB 2.5" SATA3 SSDs

Available in 120, 128, 240, 250, 256, 275 and 480GB capacities these SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs may no longer be the fastest around thanks to emerging PCIe SSDs, but they're the most cost-effective and are still easily fast enough for most users. You'll need a spare SATA 6Gb/s port to get the most from them, and a 2.5" capable drive bay - an adaptor may need to be bought, but most cases have at least one. These drives are the highest capacity ones available, suitable for holding an operating system, as well as numerous programs and a healthy collection of media and games.

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500GB to 1TB 2.5" SATA3 SSDs

Available in 500, 512, 525, 960GB and 1TB capacities these SATA III 6Gb/s SSDs may no longer be the fastest around thanks to emerging PCIe SSDs, but they're the most cost-effective and are still easily fast enough for most users. You'll need a spare SATA 6Gb/s port to get the most from them, and a 2.5" capable drive bay - an adaptor may need to be bought, but most cases have at least one. These drives are the highest capacity ones available, suitable for holding an operating system, as well as numerous programs and a healthy collection of media and games.

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Advanced MicroSD Memory Cards

MicroSD memory cards expand the file storage of mobile devices such as cameras and phones and other devices with a MicroSD slot.

These particular MicroSD cards are rated as up to UHS-I Class 3 (U3), meaning they can write at up to 30MB/sec making them suitable for recording 4K or FullHD (1080p) video at 60 - 120fps and high resolution photos. Some of these cards are also rated as V30 Video Speed, labelling them as being optimised for video recording.

Some cards even feature an Application Performance Class, making them ideal for use with devices such as tablets & smartphones. Cards labelled A1 provide a minimum of 1.5k Read & 0.5k Write IOPS, while A2 labelled cards push random performance even further with a minimum of 4k Read & 2k Write IOPS.

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Compact Flash Memory Cards

A solid state memory card, Compact Flash is a small removable mass storage device that uses flash memory technology. These cards as with all flash storage will retain data indefinitely. They are popular in the higher end specialist applications such as various digital cameras, tapeless video recorders, data logging and compact recording devices for example. Note that Compact Flash are not are not physically or electrically the same as CFast cards.

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Flash Card Readers/Writers

These portable memory card readers and writers use a USB interface to connect with a computers USB port. These devices can accept a range of memory cards/sticks that simply plug in and are ready to be accessed. These card readers / writers allow simple and quick transfer of music, photo, video and data files to and from a flash memory card.
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High Performance USB 3.0/3.1 Portable Flash Memory Drives

The latest revision of the USB standard, version 3.1, doubles the theoretical speed from 5Gbit/s or 625MB/sec to 10Gbit/s or 1,250MB/sec, meaning much quicker data transfers when copying files to and from a USB device such as a pendrive. USB 3.1 devices are backwards compatible with USB 3 and USB 2 ports, but you'll need a motherboard or add-in card that supports USB 3.1 to get the full advantage of the new standard.

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Pro MicroSD Memory Cards

MicroSD memory cards expand the file storage of mobile devices such as cameras and phones and other devices with a MicroSD slot.

These high performance MicroSD cards are rated as Class V60 & above, which in addition to being UHS-II compliant, means they are optimised for video recording & can write at over 60MB/sec making them particularly suited for capturing 4K and 8K videos at 60 - 120fps.

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Pro SD Memory Cards

SD memory cards expand the file storage of electronic devices such as video cameras, digital stills cameras, mp3 music players & even some computer systems with a SD slot.

These high performance SD cards are rated as Class V60 & above, which in addition to being UHS-II compliant, means they are optimised for video recording & can write at over 60MB/sec making them particularly suited for capturing 4K and 8K videos at 60 - 120fps.

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Standard MicroSD Memory Cards

MicroSD memory cards expand the file storage of mobile devices such as cameras and phones and other devices with a MicroSD slot.

These particular MicroSD cards are rated up to UHS-I Class 1 (U1), meaning they can write at up to 10MB/sec making them suitable for recording up to FullHD (1080p) video and high resolution photos.

Some cards even feature an Application Performance Class, making them ideal for use with devices such as tablets & smartphones. Cards labelled A1 provide a minimum of 1.5k Read & 0.5k Write IOPS, while A2 labelled cards push random performance even further with a minimum of 4k Read & 2k Write IOPS.

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USB & Apple Lightning Portable Flash Memory Drives

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USB 3.0/3.1 Portable Flash Memory Drives

USB 3.0 offers up to 5Gbps transfer speeds, along with being backward compatible with USB 2.0 ports. These compact USB Flash Drives / Pen Drives / Memory Sticks are the ultimate in personal data storage. Look out for advanced features such as a ring attachment point for a keyring/lanyard, weather resistant construction, encryption/security and capless design.

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