At Double the Largest Previously Available Capacity, Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive Also Offers Retractable USB Connector and U3 Smart Technology
MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, August 28, 2007 - SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK) today announced an 8 gigabyte (GB)1 model of its popular Cruzer® Micro USB flash drive, double the largest capacity previously available in the Cruzer Micro line.
Only two inches long, a half-inch thick and weighing less than half an ounce, the 8GB Cruzer Micro nonetheless can hold a massive personal library - 1,600 ultra-high-resolution digital pictures, 2,000 digital songs or five hours of high-quality home video2.
"Just a few years ago, USB flash drives had such limited capacities that they were only useful for moving a few files from one computer to another," said Ittai Golde, senior director of product marketing for the USB Division of SanDisk. "Now, you don't have to decide what files to put on a Cruzer Micro. You can load the drive with virtually everything you might need when you're away from your primary computer."
Cruzer Micro packs an impressive list of features into a small package:
Pricing and Availability
Cruzer Micro 8GB is expected to be available worldwide in mid-September with a manufacturer's suggested retail price in the United States of $129.99. Cruzer Micro also continues to be available in four smaller capacities, with U.S. MSRPs generally as follows: 512 MB for $14.99, 1GB for $24.99, 2GB for $39.99 and 4GB for $69.99.
SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology. SanDisk is headquartered in Milpitas, California, and has operations worldwide, with more than half its sales outside the U.S.
11 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.
2 Approximations based on JPEG images with average file size of 5 megabytes (for pictures); 4 minute songs at 128 kbps MP3 (for songs) and 5 hours of MPEG 4 video (30 frames per second, 640x480, 3Mb/sec. for video). Actual numbers may vary.
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