Milpitas, Calif. - SanDisk has introduced the Memory Vault, the first product in a new category of devices from the company designed for long-term data preservation of digital photos and video.
The external flash-based USB drive boasts a low-profile ruggedized metallic design. It utilizes SanDisk's Chronolock technology, which incorporates key elements of advanced solid-state storage to create a proprietary memory management solution, the company said.
SanDisk conducted accelerated temperature cycling tests that simulated the effects of data retention over long periods of time to show the Memory Vault will preserve data for up to 100 years.
The SanDisk Memory Vault comes in 8GB and 16GB capacities carrying suggested retails of $49.99 and $89.99, respectively.