Archives for August 2013

Where can I still find Sandisk PCMCIA Cards?

Where can I still find Sandisk PCMCIA Cards?

There are 2 answers:

If you are looking to purchase new Sandisk PCMCIA cards, then the answer is Nowhere.

If you are looking to purchase used or pulls of the Sandisk PCMCIA cards, then you may locate them at www.pccardsdirect.com…

A better alternative we would like to suggest for a long term solution is to test and quality a PCcardsDirect industrial grade PCMCIA card.

www.PCcardsDirect.com… offers new industrial grade 16MB PCMCIA cards in high temperature grade ratings.  These cards are rated at -40C to +85C, shock rating of 1500G, Vibration tested to 20G peak to peak.

Capacities range from 16MB to 64GB PCMCIA cards with industrial grade and industrial temperature ratings.

Custom configurations are also available if  you require a fixed bit to boot from the card or UDMA setting for faster through-put.  You may contact www.pccardsdirect.com… for additional information or any question you my have on fixed and removable bit settings.

Legacy customers looking to replace older Sandisk, Kingston, Pretec or SiliconSystems cards are also urged to contact us to we can custom tailor a solution for you.  Many of these older cards used proprietary chipsets that are no longer available in market today.  Here at www.PCcardsDirect.com… we have recognized these hurdles and have built unique solutions for our customers.

With over 15 years experience in the flash memory industry PCcardsDirect.com… is confident we can tailor a solution for you.  Many of our customers with legacy equipment cannot upgrade or transition to other formats due to tooling or CAP-X costs.  We understand these constraints and make available all the technology in market today to build a compatible solution.

For additional information on Sandisk PCMCIA cards contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com…

Please post you comments and questions here for a reply.

 

Where to find SLC flash memory and support

16GB PCMCIA Card

16GB SSD-P PCMCIA Card

As many traditional suppliers are transitioning to MLC flash from SLC flash memory how can you be sure you are getting industrial grade flash memory products?

Consider this before buying any SLC flash memory:

NOT ALL FLASH MEMORY IS CREATED EQUAL

Though MLC flash memory may be more cost effective to you it is not more reliable that SLC manufactured memory.  SLC flash memory includes advanced wear leveling algorithms for better durability and longevity.

Industrial flash cards are temperature rated at -40C to +85C  operating temperature.  Additional specifications include shock ratings of 1500G and vibration tested to 20G.

Companies looking to replace older flash memory such as Sandisk, Kingston or SiliconSystems, will need to consider the proper level of support in addition to the correct flash hardware component.

Older cards having used the latest chips and BIOS of their time will be difficult to replace.  Transitioning to a newer chipset with a new BIOS capable of addressing larger capacities will allow for the transition of legacy hardware to available flash products on the market today.

The search engines will return a plethora of potential hardware suppliers.  However you must consider the post support available after you have purchased.  Pre & Post support are critical to a smooth transition of hardware components.

One such partner to consider is www.SSDsDirect.com….  Armed with a new interactive website, product reviews, comments and questions related to SLC flash memory offers you the level of support you need to determine the right amount of support needed to complete you project in a successful and timely manner.

Ask your supplier is they offer samples and offer post technical support on the product as it relates to your installation.  With you over 15 years of flash memory experience www.PCcardsDirect.com… and its affiliates offers a high level of support no available to most online e-Tail, retail and VAR.

Contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com… for additional information regarding this article.

 

Sandisk 8MB PCMCIA card are they still available?

8MB PCMCIA Card

Sandisk 8MB PCMCIA

Are you looking for old Sandisk PCMCIA cards?  This can be one of the most frustrating jobs.  As a manufacturer of industrial flash we still receive requests for the old Sandisk SDP3BI cards.  These PCMCIA cards offer by Sandisk in the late 90s and early 2000 was a very popular standard for software engineers to base their designs around.

The Sandisk 8MB PCMCIA card was one of the first cards used in industrial systems.  Legacy equipment today still requires this card due to the unique controller used in production.  Due to the high cost of reprogramming and tooling involved to adapt this equipment to the new BIOS in modern PCMCIA cards, older Sandisk PCMCIA cards are the only option.

For this reason we have located stock on the following Sandisk PCMCIA cards no longer available:

Sandisk 8MB PCMCIA Card

Sandisk 10MB PCMCIA Card

Sandisk 48MB PCMCIA Card

Sandisk 110MB PCMCIA Card

Sandisk 220MB PCMCIA Card

Sandisk 1.2G PCMCIA Card

Many integrators and system builders have come across this same situation where only a very specific hardware product is compliant with the host system.  For this reason specific legacy memory cards such as the Sandisk PCMCIA cards still are in demand in the market today.  You may visit www.pccardsdirect.com… for a list of available cards.

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