Items tagged with CF

Fair warning to penny pinching shoppers and budget buyers, continuing to read beyond this point could put your wallet in a state of shock and/or cause you to fall out of your chair. Disclaimer aside, SanDisk this week announced the availability of its 256GB Extreme Pro CompactFlash memory card, purportedly the world's first high-capacity, high-performance CF card with the latest Video Performance Guarantee (VPG-65) specification. The new card is capable of minimum sustained write performance of 65MB/s and is optimized to capture 4K and Full HD video. It also boasts industry-leading transfer speeds... Read more...
Speed kills--unless you’re a busy professional photographer or videographer, in which case the opposite is true (regarding your equipment). For those folks, Lexar has introduced the industry’s first 1000x CompactFlash memory card, which is capable of sustained read/write speeds of 150MBps and video capture streams up to 20MBps--that’s “MB”, not “Mb”--to facilitate 1080p HD and 3D video, faster camera-to-computer transfers, and faster in-camera performance. Equipped with a limited lifetime warranty and free tech support, the Lexar Professional 1000x CompactFlash... Read more...
Secure Digital cards may be all the rage these days, but true photographing professionals probably have no interest. Even today, most higher-end DSLRs use CompactFlash cards alone, and if you rely on rapid-fire continuous shooting to get "the perfect shot," Lexar's new pair of cards might be worth a look. The company is today revealed that their Professional ExpressCard CF Reader and Professional 600x and 300x 32GB cards are now available in traditional and online retail channels. Both cards offer increased speed and performance, with a guaranteed minimum sustained write speed capability of 90MB/s... Read more...
3D may be all the rage these days, but let's not forget about that "other" next big thing in the camcorder world: 4K. That's a buzzword that's short for 4K x 2K, a resolution that's four times 1080p and can only be captured by a select few rigs used mainly in high-budget productions and feature films. RED is a company that has been into the 4K recording game since the very beginning, and a slew of movies have been (and are being) produced with the help of their high-res cameras. But this year at the NAB expo, the company came out swinging with something a little different, and it's something that... Read more...
Secure Digital has a great deal of mindshare these days, and far more notebooks ship with integrated SD card readers than CF card readers. But that's not to say that CompactFlash is losing steam. CF has always been more of a "professional" format, used almost exclusively on higher-end DSLR cameras and rarely ever on lower-end point and shoot devices. With 1080p video features and more megapixels coming to cameras, the CompactFlash Association has to stay one step ahead in order to provide specifications that will stand up to the demands of modern pro cameras. Unlike SD, CF cards are typically used... Read more...
Here's one thing we can all agree on: SSDs are awesome, and far superior to HDDs in almost every scenario imaginable. Here's another we can agree on: SSDs are still priced far too high for most to give them a second glance. For years now, solid state storage has been breaking benchmarks left and right, but SSDs are still considered a niche product because of the prohibitive pricing surrounding them. In order to bring SSD-like performance to your next computer without you having to actually pony up and pay for an SSD, Walton Chaintech has launched a unique new solution that combines the speed of... Read more...
Super Talent released a new compact digital storage product line, CFast storage cards. The CFast storage card uses a SATA interface to offer improved and unmatched write/read performance speeds. As you should guess from its name, the new card is an evolution of the traditional CompactFlash card. At 375MB/s, CFast offers four times the bandwidth than the fastest high speed 600x (90MB/s) CompactFlash card. The CFast uses the small original CF mechanical form factor. Super Talent has clocked the CFast cards at up to 200MB/sec read speeds. The first generation of CFast storage cards supports transfer... Read more...
And you thought SSDs were expensive. SanDisk has just made those super speedy, super exclusive drives seem all the more affordable thanks to pricing its newest CompactFlash cards right out of feasibility. Clearly designed for professional users only, these new cards pack an awful lot of speed for an awful lot of dough.A full year after shipping its 300x CF cards, SanDisk has today introduced its Extreme Pro range that clocks in at 600x. Available in 64GB, 32GB and 16GB sizes, these pro-level cards promise read/write rates of 90MBps, which is plenty to fire off dozens of shots in succession without... Read more...
If there's one iconic thing in the long, storied history of consumer electronics, it's Maxell's "blown away guy." While the company doesn't run commercials featuring him any longer, he's still hanging around, seated deeply in his seat, being blown away by whatever new product the company launches.The latest from the outfit is a new flash media product line, which is perfect for storing photos, movies, music and all sorts of other media. The lineup includes the Maxell SD card, micro SD card and high speed CompactFlash card, which range in size from 2GB to 16GB and ship in a variety of different... Read more...
With adapters coming out faster than we could ever keep track of, it's not often that we take time to point one out in particular. But this is just too handy to pass on. PhotoFast, a company based in Japan and known more for its SSD solutions than anything else, has just issued one of the most amazing adapters we have ever had the pleasure of seeing. The CR-7100 MicroSDHC-to-CompactFlash converter is pretty easy to understand. It's a CF card, but rather than having internal storage, it has four MicroSDHC slots that enable users to shove up to four of their MicroSDHC cards in to use as storage.... Read more...
Computex 2009 is just around the corner, which means lots of new notebooks and obviously, lots of new storage options. A-DATA is getting a leg-up on everyone else by announcing that it will be on hand in Taiwan to introduce its high-performance memory modules, the highest speed CompactFlash (CF) cards in the industry, new SSD products, trendy portable hard drives and a new family of USB flash drives.Among the new products that the company will bring are XPG Overclocking Series memory modules: DDR3 2133X and DDR3 1866X. Additionally, it will feature the Intel-sourced A-DATA X25-M SSD, the high performance... Read more...
For a moment there, we thought maybe -- just maybe -- SDXC was going to be one of those introduced-and-then-forgotten formats. After sliding out amidst hundreds of other new developments at CES this year, the next-generation SD card has finally found favor with a manufacturing company. At the CeBIT trade show in Germany this past week, Pretec announced the world's first SDXC (eXtended Capacity) card with a size of 32GB.The card boasts a theoretical maximum read and write speed of up to 50MB/sec initially, with rates as high as 300MB/sec in the future. Pretec clearly states, however, that its SDXC... Read more...
At initial glance, you’re probably wondering why an SD to CF adapter is cool. Well, until recently, cameras and other devices that accepted SD had this cool little card called the Eye-Fi that brought Wi-Fi capabilities to the device. Now, thanks to Synchrotech’s new adapter, CF users can get in on the fun too. Best of all, it’ll only cost you $28 (before taxes, shipping, and any other random fees).   This adapter accepts the following media types: Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD Cards SD SDHC MultiMediaCard MMC +Plus   With this adapter, you’ll get the best of both worlds: You can have Wi-Fi, yet still... Read more...
Working here at HotHardware, the team is used to seeing the latest and greatest graphics cards, processors, RAM, and motherboards.  But every so often something different, and occasionally really useful that we wouldn’t normally evaluate, lands in the lab that we think you’d all like to see.  One such product is the new A-DATA 16GB Turbo CF 266X.  As its name implies, the A-DATA 16GB Turbo CF 266X is a Compact Flash card with a 266X speed rating and an advertised capacity of 16GB.We’ve been using the card for a couple of weeks now without a hitch.  Although a couple of benchmarks... Read more...
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