NEW YORK, NY — At the recent PhotoPlus Expo, SanDisk was showing their new Memory Vault device, which can retain content for up to 100 years. Bob O’Keefe, VP of Retail Marketing, told The Mac Observer more about this product.
The Memory Vault contains a proprietary ASIC controller, non-volatile memory, and a system firmware to tie the two together. It comes in a sturdy metal enclosure, and sports a mini USB 2.0 port for data transfer. It also has an LED that, as it blinks faster, alerts the user they are approaching “preserve-only” mode. Once the drive enters “preserve-only” mode, the indicator will cease blinking and remain lit.
SanDisk Memory Vault
In order to have quantifiable data to show how the Memory Vault Chronolock technology can support 100 year data retention, accelerated temperature cycling and the Arrhenius acceleration factor was used to simulate the effects to data retention over long durations of memory usage.
The 8 GB Memory Vault is US$49.99, and the 16 GB Memory Vault is US$79.99.