Posts Tagged ‘flash memory’

Sony Moving to SD Standard?

January 7, 2010

Sony has taken the time at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to announce its own line of branded SD cards for portable devices.

Word of the move comes from TomsGuide, which fairly openly questions whether this means the end for Sony’s line of Memory Sticks. Sony has been using its own proprietary flash memory cards for pretty much as long as we can remember, but it seems that the Memory Stick (and its various different cohorts) aren’t quite dead yet. Indeed, Sony intends the range of SD cards to “complement” its Memory Sticks.



OCZ Reveals 1TB SSD

November 18, 2009

OCZ has taken time to show off its latest solid state drive
(SSD), which ups the solid state storage ante, weighing in at fully 1TB of flash memory, though it’ll cost you an arm and a leg.

SSDs have long been capped at lower sizes due to the very simple combination of prohibitive cost and the fact that making something with that much storage out of flash memory is just a touch impractical. Still, now that OCZ has managed to smash its way up to the 1TB mark, it’s worth killing off the hopes and dreams of anyone looking to pick one up… it’ll set you back something in and around the princely sum of €2392.


Special Offers – Week of November 9th

November 9, 2009

Good afternoon all, hopefully everyone has had a good weekend and Monday is treating you guys well, though we’re aware there are some pretty nasty bugs going around so if anyone’s sick then get well soon. For those of you who aren’t familiar, we like to do a Special Offers post every Monday with the offers for the week.

This means you guys have longer to decide whether or not you’re up for a purchase, it’s a solid plan. This week’s special offers are pretty much all Apple products, from iPods to MacBooks.

We aim to be cheaper than the Irish Apple Store on pretty much all of the Apple products that we stock.

iPod Touch 64GB:

When Apple announced an event in September, many had expected to hear that the iPod Touch would be graced with an iPhone-style camera. While that turned out not to be the case, Apple instead showed off the third generation of the iPod Touch, which boasts a few fairly nifty features of its own.

iPod Touch 64GB

Click through to see our page for the 64GB iPod Touch 🙂

Perhaps most impressive of those new features is the fact that the newest version of the Touch boasts increased capacity over its predecessors, scaling up from the previous max of 32GB to a new high of 64GB, which finally gives serious music fans the option to have a proper library on a flash-based device.

The other big bonus about the newest incarnation of the iPod Touch is that it boasts the same processor as the iPhone 3G S, meaning that it’s significantly more capable than on older models. This is good news to fans of Apple’s App Store and the vast number of games and media available from it. For many the iPod Touch is a nice way to get in on the App Store without needing to sink money into the contract you’d need to get the same from an iPhone. It makes a lot of sense in that respect.

The 64GB iPod Touch is €349.

If that feels like a little much, the 32GB Touch is €269, while the 8GB Touch is just €179.


Apple Responsible for Flash Memory Shortage

September 15, 2009

Apple’s been consuming NAND as thought it were going out of fashion, it seems, with the blame for the recent shortage of flash memory being levelled squarely on the iPod manufacturer.


Word comes via TGDaily that Apple has been buying so very much flash memory that many manufacturers are having to scale back orders to other companies. Samsung, Micron, Toshiba and Hynix Semiconductor are all reported to be selling a larger volume of their stock to Apple than before, with the company’s massive demand driving up the price of memory for all concerned.