CompactFlash

Silicon Power unveils world’s first 128GB 400X CF card

Silicon Power unveils world’s first 128GB 400X CF card

Lots of high-end DSLR cameras on the market today save pictures to Compact Flash cards. The CF card offers more speed than the average SD or SDHC card is capable of, but at a higher price. Silicon Power has unveiled a world's first in the CF card market today.

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Active Media 600X Pro Series CF cards for DSLR lovers

Active Media 600X Pro Series CF cards for DSLR lovers

If you're wielding a DSLR then you probably already know that memory needs to be fast and it needs to be large; we shouldn't have to sell the idea of Active Media's new 600X Pro Series Compact Flash cards to you, frankly.  Available in capacities from 8GB to 64GB, the range is capable of 90MB per second write rates to keep up with burst-mode photography.

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Super Talent unveils quick CFast CompactFlash card

Super Talent unveils quick CFast CompactFlash card

The average digital camera tends to save images to SD or SDHC cards. Some of the high-end DSLR cameras save to a faster storage medium called CompactFlash. These cards are much faster than SD cards, but tend to cost a lot more too. Super Talent has announced a new CompactFlash card called the CFast that promises much higher performance than the average CF card.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro CF cards deliver 90MB/s transfers

SanDisk Extreme Pro CF cards deliver 90MB/s transfers

SanDisk have just outed a new range of Compact Flash memory cards aimed a pro-photographers, the SanDisk Extreme Pro series, promising capacities ranging from 16GB to 64GB and read/write speeds of 90MB/s.  SlashGear's old friend Chase Jarvis has been shooting the campaign, and you can see his preliminary rapid-fire footage after the cut.

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Maxell get busy with broad new flash range

Maxell get busy with broad new flash range

Maxell have announced a new range of flash memory, and rather than picking a format and sticking to it they've splashed out on a whole bevy of products.  The new storage includes a basic USB drive, through "Slider", "360-degree" and "Style" models with retracting USB plug, flipping cover and encryption respectively, to microSD, SD and Compact Flash cards.

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SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 2.0 Card Reader review

SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 2.0 Card Reader review

What’s the fastest card reader out there? That’s probably one of the most frequent questions, as flash storage becomes increasingly popular in everything from digital cameras to cellphones and PMPs. Of course, the answer boils down to numerous parameters such as bus medium, interface and storage. All things considered, a Firewire 800/IEEE 1394B reader with UDMA support (for CF cards) has the edge in speed, but the standard is not widely popular, especially in PC industry. Though it’s backward compatible with its lower-bandwidth sibling Firewire 400/IEEE 1394A, itself commonly found in most PCs these days, that connection will inevitably reduce the transfer rate. With that in mind, a commoditized USB-standard multimedia card reader with the fastest possible data transfer is perhaps the most straightforward choice, such as the SanDisk ImageMate All-in-One USB 2.0 Reader.

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SanDisk SDC and CompactFlash Extreme IV

SanDisk SDC and CompactFlash Extreme IV

We caught up with SanDisk while at CTIA this week, to check out their Service Delivery Cards.  SDCs are pre-loaded custom memory cards, each full of digital content ranging from videos clips, TV shows and music, to games and wallpapers.  SanDisk also whipped out their CompactFlash Extreme IV series storage to try to tempt resident SlashGear photographer Daniel Lim.

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Sanwa’s dual-interface 34/54 ExpressCard enables UDMA Mode 6

Sanwa’s dual-interface 34/54 ExpressCard enables UDMA Mode 6

Sanwa Supply, a Japanese computer supply company, not to be confused with the infamous arcades’ parts supplier, Sanwa Denshi, has outed a dual-interface Express card 34/54 compact card adapter which supports ultra fast UDMA Mode 6 interface for both Windows and Mac users.

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Pretec to demo World’s first 32GB SDXC and 100GB 666x CF

Pretec to demo World’s first 32GB SDXC and 100GB 666x CF

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.

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Kingston intros 32GB version Elite pro CF card

Kingston intros 32GB version Elite pro CF card

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.

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Ridata Intros 16Gb Supreme Series CF with UDMA support

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.

GreenHouse launched 32GB Compact Flash with UDMA Support

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.

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