Sandisk intros 8 GB Ultra II SDHC card

Milpitas (CA) - Sandisk has unveiled its highest capacity SD card under its "Ultra II" line with HC (high capacity) specification. It will hit stores beginning this summer.

The new 8 GB card, which Sandisk says can write at speeds of 9 MB per second and read at 10 MB per second, will come packed with a USB reader for free.

Sandisk says the card is targeted at digital camera owners. Because higher capacity SD cards carry slightly different technology, digital cameras need to be specially formatted to be SDHC compliant.

The 8 GB Ultra II card will retail for a suggested price of about $240 and will be available some time this June.