Sandisk ships sleek USB readers

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New SanDisk Memory Card Readers

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February 27, 2009 SanDisk has announced the release of its latest ImageMate® memory card readers in North America. The new readers are smaller and sleeker than their predecessors and feature upgraded software applications, up to 34 megabytes per second (MB/s) transfer speeds and a quick transfer button designed to streamline the process for commonly used applications.

The new appearance includes a glossy black and metallic silver design and each reader’s tripod base is detachable for quick portability.

Transfer Speed

The All-In-One memory card reader can reach speeds of up to 34 megabytes per second (MB/s) when using a SanDisk Extreme® IV 45MB/s CompactFlash® card, and the Multi-Card reader is capable of up to 30MB/s read and 27 MB/s write data transfer rates when using a SanDisk Extreme® III 30MB/s Edition SDHC™ card.

“The new SanDisk ImageMate USB readers are capable of transferring 1-gigabyte of data in less than 35 seconds,” said Jennifer Lee, senior product marketing manager.


SanDisk says that in addition to the traditional drag-and-drop method, the new SanDisk ImageMate readers streamline the process of transferring digital content by including a transfer button that automatically launches a user-defined application or web site. A single press of the reader’s button will open a designated application such as Adobe Photoshop™ or a™ account, and from there the user can transfer or edit photos.

SanDisk’s updated ImageMate software bundle enables customers to utilize the advanced features of both readers, simplifying the most common tasks that they want to perform—transferring photos to a PC, archiving and sharing them.

Pricing and Availability

The ImageMate All-In-One reader supports virtually every industry-standard memory card format currently available, and multiple cards can be inserted simultaneously for card-to-card data transfers says SanDisk. Each card slot features a blue LED light, which indicates data transfer activity. Supported formats include SD™, SDHC, miniSDHC™, microSDHC™, MMC, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick Pro Duo™, xD and CompactFlash, among others. The suggested retail price is $29.99 USD.

The ImageMate Multi-Card reader easily transfers files to and from multiple memory card formats, including xD, Memory Stick, SD, SDHC, and MMC says SanDisk. The suggested retail price is $19.99 USD. Both the ImageMate All-in-One and Multi-Card readers come with a two year limited warranty.

For more information visit SanDisk

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