Origin Of News Release: Fremont, CA
Original Release Date: September 22, 2008
Announcement: Pretec announces 233x 64GB and 100GB CF cards
MSRP: 64GB: $399; 100GB: $630
Availability: Late September 2008
September 25, 2008
Another indicator of how flash memory has fallen over the last year. A 64GB CF card for under $500 would have been considered a fantasy only a few years ago. I remember four years ago when flash memory of half this capacity was selling for thousands of dollars. This is a buyer's market for memory, and although the memory industry is experiencing problems due to an over-injection of product into the market paired with market contraction, these prices will help spawn additional electronics purchases because of the dirt-cheap prices of memory. For example, why buy an electronic storage device if you can't take advantage of what it is meant to be used for.
Pretec, creator of the highest capacity and fastest CompactFlash card in the world, will demonstrate even higher capacities including a 64GB CF card, in the Leaf booth (West Hall 4.2, B009) and CFA (Hall 5.1, G-019) at Photokina 2008.
Pretec today releases 64GB and 100GB, 233X CF cards with access speed of up to 35MB/s, overtaking the Pretec 48GB CF card, the previous worlds record holder; and super high speed 333X 32GB and 50GB CF cards capable of running up to 50 MB per second of Read/Write speed, the highest speed CF card in the world.
Pretec CF 233X and 333X CF cards use metal housing and ruggedized construction to provide extensive ruggedness. Pretec 64GB CF cards can be configured or reused to make a 256GB SATA, the highest capacity 2.5 SSD, by using Pretec Q-SATA, a patent-pending technology of flexible, scalable and modular SATA/PATA design based on up to 4 CF cards.
Pretec CF cards will be demonstrated together with high performance digital cameras from Leaf, a business unit of Eastman Kodak. Their new Leaf AFi-II system delivers the fastest shooting speeds of any camera in its class. These speeds are enabled by advanced communication and CF technologies and Leaf Capture software. We are pleased to have chosen Pretec as our exclusive storage partner at Photokina 2008 and to witness the excitement as Pretec breaks the CF card speed and capacity world records, said Seth Greenberg, Leaf Marketing Director.
Pretec 233X 64GB and 333X 32GB CF cards with suggested retail price of $399 and $630 are slated to start delivery by Photokina 2008.
For more information, please visit www.pretec.com.