Samsung unveils water, shock and magnet-proof memory cards

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Samsung has unveiled its new, virtually indestructible memory cards. The CF Plus and SD Plus are built to withstand the elements, boasting a design that is water, shock and magnet-proof. Samsung claims its memory cards can bathe in the sea unharmed for over 24 hours, shrug off the weight of a 1.6-ton vehicle, and resist over 13 times the magnetic force of home theater speakers.

The near-imperishable memory can retain data without a refresh for up to 10 years, and the bundled data recovery software is said to be three times faster than conventional methods. The cards are made in a brushed metallic or beige epoxy casing as well as microSD, SD and Compact Flash formats. The microSD and SD cards can read at 17MB/s and come in 4, 8 and 16GB densities, while the CF cards can attain 45MB/s read speeds and only ship in 4 or 8GB.

Samsung's new memory cards are currently available in France, Germany, and UK, with other select countries likely to follow later.

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