SD Card updates, April 2021

Hi, how are you doing? I am contacting you to keep you in-the-know about what’s happening with flash memory cards this year.  Here are some important updates which could impact you.

Component Shortages Causing Prices to Rise, Lead Times to Increase

While chip supply is still good, other components like controller ICs are in allocation.  This is causing prices to go up in general, with lower-capacity cards seeing the most dramatic increase. You can read more about this here.

If you usually wait to order flash cards until you absolutely need them, this may be a good time to consider building some lead time into your requirements. Contact me and I’ll help you plan.

Outdoor Adventure Season is Here

We are the supplier of choice to many Parasail, Zipline and other Adventure tour operators.  We have a great selection of budget SD cards available so you can send your visitors home with photos or videos of their memorable time with you.  We also offer custom logo labels, plastic carry cases and other accessories to make selling a takeaway package easy.  Call or email me for details.

SDSDAA-008G is Now Obsolete

The SanDisk Edge SDSDAA series had a good, long run, but it looks like the 8GB card is finally at the end of the road.  If this is a model you still use, let me recommend some alternatives.

Depending on your specific requirements I can move you to another Commercial Grade solutions with a stable bill of materials or over to a Consumer Grade card if on-spec performance is your primary concern. We have been planning this change with most of our customers for a long time now, but if we still need to do some work please let me know.

There’s a New, Faster SanDisk Ultra SD Card, SDSDUN4

We told you last year about the changes to the SanDisk Ultra SD card lineup.  SDSDUNB and SDSDUNC models headed off into the sunset. Now there is an even faster model which was recently added to the lineup. SDSDUN4 Ultra SD cards offer speeds up to 120MB/s. We stock capacities from 32GB to 256GB.

I hope you found this information useful. I always do my best to keep you up-to-date on things. If you have any questions about the information I have shared here, or need pricing or product support please contact me any time. I look forward to working with you again soon. Until then, take care.

Best regards,

 

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