Samsung unveils water, shock and magnet-proof memory cards

By on December 9, 2009, 6:33 PM
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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Kibaruk Kibaruk, TechSpot Paladin, said:

And I who thought the A-DATA SH93 was cool like hell with the waterproof and shock resistance. This are awesome!

pomonasi said:

wonder how much these things will be... $50 for 4gb? in any case, probably cool to own one of these just for the wow factor...

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

But will they withstand an EMP attack?

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

But will they withstand a determined two year old? We'll have to put that to the test.

Richy2k9 said:

hello ..


ET3D said:

But will they withstand a determined two year old? We'll have to put that to the test.

yeah .. then will be perfect!

anyway, seems like the manufacturers are going the right way, just hope doesn't get the prices up!


arkantos said:

i hope the rest (other manufacturers) will follow this kind of things to their memory cards.

compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

These look really nice and will probably become standard for pro photographers and anyone else who needs to work in extreme environments.

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