Update: Sandisk, Kingston unveil new 8 GB SDHC cards

  • Milpitas (CA) - Sandisk has unveiled its highest capacity SD card under its "Ultra II" line with HC (high capacity) specification, right alongside three new 8 GB cards from Kingston.

    Kingston 's new cards come in three different recording speeds, at level 2, 4, and 6.  They are all now available, with prices ranging from around $110 to $130.

    Sandisk's new 8 GB card is part of the company's high-end "Ultra II" line.  Ranking in at the level 4 speed classification, Sandisk says it can write at speeds of 9 MB per second and read at 10 MB per second. It will come packed with a USB reader for free.

    Sandisk says the Ultra II card line is targeted at digital camera owners.  Because higher capacity SD cards carry slightly different technology, digital cameras need to be specially formatted to be SDHC compliant.

    The 8 GB Ultra II card will retail for a suggested price of about $240 and will be available some time this June.