Judging by the frequent of Pretec breakthrough flash-based storage cards, breaking records must be part of Pretec quarterly exercise. The company is set to unveil not only the World’s First SDXC, but also an unprecedented 100GB CompactFlash at 666x. The latter up the ante, broke company’s own CF’s record at 433X.
Even with new standard still in lobbying effort, Pretec has the go-ahead with the SXDC small form factor flash-based memory standard that’s capable of reaching 2TB. Pretec will exhibit both the 32GB SXDC and 666x, that’s capable of 100MB/s transfer rate, at PMA and CeDIA tomorrow. We’ll visit each both tomorrow to dig deeper on the cost.
Kingston has recently announced a 32GB addition to its Elite pro CompactFlash line. The card is designed to meet the demands of both amateur professional digital videographers and photographers with its 133x 25MB/s read and 20MB/s write speeds, to enable high speed content recording and transferring quickly and reliably than traditional CompactFlash Storage cards.
Attention ultra high-Megapixel Digital SLR shopper, here’s another playa stepping in UDMA 300X CF market with 16GB capacity. Ridata has announced a new 16GB CompactFlash for the likes of professional photographer or much-demanding hobbyist – speedy SLC based and industrial graded storage card.
The Ridata Superme Series 300X CF card sports an Ultra DMA mode and is capable of high speed reading and writing rate at 45MB/s and 31MB/s respectively. It’s also said to withstand and continue to work under extreme weather, below freezing or surrounding with excessive heat. Like most pro-level CF card, an embedded on-the-fly Error Correction Code is also supported.
To get the full advantage of any UDMA storage device, the pairing reader or your camera must has a built-in UDMA interface as well. Like always, we recommend RG’s CF database for reference. Price and availability have not yet announced but the manufacturer says to frequent Amazon online store for its latest street price.
The Japan-based Greenhouse has launched a new series of high speed Compact Flash GH-CF-GTX at 300x transfer speed. Four models of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB are available. Unlike the professional models from Sandisk’s Ducati or Lexar’s Pro, it’s the company much affordable model but does come equipped with a dual-channel UDMA data access chip which works best for digital single-lens reflex cameras or card reader with UDMA support.
Growing up, I remember the household name TDK as the brand of choice in magnetic recording media, whether it is industrial or consumer grade line of product. That hasn’t changed when it comes to optical recording media such as Blu-ray, Dvd or Cd disk. The company looks to firm up it’s position in the uprising flash-based memory storage with the introduction of industrial grade, UDMA-6 compatible CFG8A series CompactFlash cards and SDG8A series of PATA SSD.
With the variety of flash-based media cards in the market, how could you tell which works the best on your high speed Digital camera? Does the lightening fast Sandisk Ducati or Extreme IV series CompactFlash warrant the premium price for your DSLR? Rob Galbraith has the answer for you; they’ve been testing in camera writing speed in both Jpeg and Raw format on numbers of popular Digital SLR for ages. Their latest updates are Nikon D90, Canon EOS 50D and Sony A900; and the latter tops 35MB/S write speed with Sandisk Ducati CompactFlash.
Pretec have broken their own CompactFlash record, with the introduction of the highest capacity and fastest CF cards in the world. The capacity medal is taken by the 100GB 233X card which, along with a 64GB version, replaces the 48GB 233X CF previously Pretec's flagship. Meanwhile the speed record is held by the 333X 32GB and 50GB CF cards, capable of read/write speeds up to 50 MB per second.
Newly announced is Lexar’s value line of Platinum II CompactFlash and SDHC format memory cards. The company has doubled up both storage cards to 16GB with Platinum II 60x 16GB SDHC and Platinium II 80x 16GB CF. The 60x rated SDHC is capable of a minimum sustained write speed of 9MB per second, while the 80x rated CF card boosts the sustained write speed of 12MB per second. The cards will be available later this month and pricing information to be announced. It will include a full version of Lexar Image Rescue 3 recovery software and a six-month trial version of Corel Painter Essentials 4.