The company is demonstrating new removable SD memory cards that can hold up to 64GB of content and faster solid-state SATA drives.
Toshiba America Electronic Components came out Jan. 6 with some new
secure digital memory cards and solid-state SATA (serial ATA) drives at
the International Consumer Electronics Show
in Las Vegas.
The independent division of Toshiba, the Tokyo-based IT giant, now is using the acronym TAEC,
which is dangerously close to causing confusion with consumer audio and
data storage maker TEAC.
The company, inventor of NAND flash in the late 1980s, introduced a new
set of removable SD memory cards--which hold up to 64GB of content--for
cameras and videocams designed to work optimally with a new
high-speed SD bus interface, the UHS-I (Speed ModeSDR104).
The combination of the new cards and the bus interface offer faster
data movement for users, especially for the increasing amount of
high-definition content -- such as video and high-speed continuous
shooting of high-resolution digital still cameras -- being created by
consumers and companies, Toshiba said.
The new cards boast read speeds up to 95MB/s and write speeds up to 80MB/s on UHS-I devices, Toshiba said.
For example, a 2.5-hour HD movie weighing in at about 10GB can be
written in about 2 minutes, compared to about 43 minutes for a Class 4
SDHC card from the previous generation, Toshiba said.
On the SATA SSD side, the company said its new drives for OEMs are
faster and feature increased capacities and smaller form factors,
thanks to improvements in NAND flash architecture over the last year.
They will be used in tablet PCs, laptops, mini-mobile and netbook PCs
as well as industrial applications, the company said.
Toshiba also is the world's fifth-largest personal computer vendor,
after Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer and Lenovo. Both new products are
being demonstrated at CES booth #11026 from Jan. 6-9.