Samsung's new CF, SD cards can take a beating

Samsung's new SD cards can take 12 hours of water submersion, strong magnets, and over 1.5 tons of pressure.

On Wednesday, Samsung revealed its new line of CF and SDHC cards boasting waterproof, shockproof, and magnetproof functionality. Now I'm sure we've all had the experience of dropping memory cards and cringing at potential gigabytes of lost data, but these new cards are practically begging you for torture.

Samsung claims that the new cards, currently available only in Europe, can withstand up to 24 hours of water submersion. They can also absorb 1.6 tons of pressure and resist 13 times the amount of magnetism emitted by a typical home-theater speaker. If that isn't enough for you, the new cards are said to retain data for up to 10 years without a refresh.

For you international action spies out there, Samsung's new cards should be a no-brainer. The SD and CF cards' respective transfer rates of 17MBps and 45MBps should accompany your top secret shenanigans quite well. With the cards coming in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB varieties, you'll have plenty of options to upload the nuclear pass codes at the rendezvous point.

For the rest of you, better start thinking up some exciting excuse to pick one up.

(Electronista via UberGlizmo; Image via Electronista)

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