There was a time when I opted for smaller capacity CompactFlash cards, the rationale was based on putting all one's eggs in one basket. But with the rapid grow in Digital SLR high resolution sensor like the Sony 25mp A900 and Canon 21.1Mp 1Ds mark III, user is left with little choice but tuning into a high capacity, professional-level performance and reliability Compact Flash storage like the Lexar 16GB ultra-fast UDMA 300x CF.
The Fujitsu U2010 has only been available in Asia since earlier this month, but that hasn't stopped owners modifying the 5.6-inch convertible UMPC. Although Fujitsu sell versions of the U2010 (which will be known as the U820 in the US) with a 64GB SSD, it's an expensive option above the standard 60GB HDD; UMPC Fever forum member datamate decided to take a different approach, using a 16GB Compact Flash card with a ZIF adaptor.
Nervian has announced a new CardReader specifically made for PowerMac G5/ Mac Pro desktops. The new card readers fit under the front handle of your tower and have a style to match your tower.
Another day, another "World's fastest"; this time it's the turn of Fuji, who are frothing with excitement over their new CompactFlash card. The 310x version offers pro-photographers (because it's most likely they who will take advantage of such things) the fastest sustained write speed of any memory card currently available. Requiring a UDMA compatible digital SLR or camcorder, the new card boasts a write speed of 46.5MB/sec.
I've been tempted to use a solid state drive for the primary disk for my desktop. Of course I only need to look at the current prices in order to come to my senses. Sure, you could pick up a CompactFlash to IDE converter for next to nothing, but a decent sized CF card will still set you back a nice chunk. But what if you could combine two such cards to create one drive?
Transcend, one of the fastest growing memory card and digital media company announced a new addition with bigger capacity to their line of 133x CompactFlash family. The latest 32GB 133x CompactFlash operates in both IDE PIO mode 6 and Ultra DMA mode 4 with capability to produce read/write speeds up to 45MB/16MB per second. The RoHS compliant CompactFlash features built-in ECC (Error Correction Code) and comes with a lifetime warranty. Transcend has not disclosed the card’s price and availability at this point.
[via press release]
Once again, Pretec raises the performance and capacity bar on latest line of CompactFlash card. The Taiwanese has announced another breakthrough in Flash industry, the new line of CF333 ranged from 16GB, 24Gb to a whopping 48GB with an ultra fast 233x-333x speed of Read/Write up to 50Mb/40MB per second. The largest storage of 48GB is rated at lower speed of 233x but still capable to produce read speed of 35mb/s. The Trio supports ultra DMA mode 0-6 and are built with best reliable solution in mind. Pretec claimed a 10 times better in durability compare to a typical CompactFlash using its metal housing and ruggedized construction for protection.
[via press release]