Kingston Announces Compact Flash Ultimate 600x Card

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News Posted: Wed, Sep 29 2010 3:50 PM

Kingston released its Compact Flash (CF) Ultimate 600x memory card. This new card is Kingston's fastest card with support for UDMA mode 6 and read and write speeds of up to 90MB/sec. The 600x card will join Kingston's Compact Flash family of 266x Ultimate and 133x Elite Pro cards. The CF Ultimate 600x comes in 16GB and 32GB capacities and comes with free downloadable data recovery software from MediaRECOVER.

Kingston Announces CompactFlash Ultimate 600x Card

High Speed, Large Capacity Supports UDMA Mode 6; Complements Performance of High-End Digital SLRs

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the release of its CompactFlash (CF) Ultimate 600x memory card. The CompactFlash Ultimate 600x supports UDMA mode 6 and offers read and write speeds of up to 90MB/sec. making it Kingston's fastest card to support high-end digital cameras and other devices.

"The Kingston CF Ultimate 600x cards are great for photographers shooting in burst mode. For example, in a situation like a wedding or sporting event where the ability to rapidly take successive shots could make the difference between capturing the perfect shot or just missing it," said Mike Kuppinger, Flash card product manager, Kingston®. "We are pleased to add the 600x card to our CompactFlash family of products which also includes the 266x Ultimate and 133x Elite Pro™ cards."

The CF Ultimate 600x is available in 16GB and 32GB capacities to support the large file sizes created when shooting in RAW mode or HD video. If paired with UDMA mode 6 enabled cameras and readers, the 600x speed allows for data to write to and read from the card at a faster rate than previous generations of cards. For added peace of mind, the CF Ultimate 600x includes free downloadable data recovery software from MediaRECOVER®.

Kingston's CompactFlash Ultimate 600x cards (part #: CF/XXGB-U3) are backed by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 live technical support. For more information visit www.kingston.com/flash.

Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate 600x Features/Specifications:

  • Capacities*: 16GB, 32GB
  • Dimensions: 1.43" x 1.68" x 0.13" (36.4mm x 42.8mm x 3.3mm) — CF Type I
  • Speed**: 90MB/sec. read, 90MB/sec. write
  • Recovery Utility: data recovery software download from MediaRECOVER (Windows/Mac compatible)
  • Operating Temperature: 32 degrees to 140 degrees F (0 degrees to 60 degrees C)
  • Storage Temperature: -4 degrees to 185 degrees F (-20 degrees to 85 degrees C)
  • Standardized: complies with CompactFlash Association specification standards
  • Easy: plug and play
  • Guaranteed: lifetime warranty
  • Economical: autosleep mode preserves system battery life

*Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston's Flash Guide at kingston.com/flash_memory_guide.

**Speed may vary due to host and device configuration.

Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate 600x

Part Number

Capacity and Features

MSRP (U.S. only).

CF/32GB-U3

32GB 600x CompactFlash Card

$ 270.00

CF/16GB-U3

16GB 600x CompactFlash Card

$ 154.00

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Loving my Kingston stuff! Dont see the need for a 32GB flash card?

This is gonna be a very specialized unit. I dont think everyone will need one like an Ipod:P

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Sep 30 2010 12:06 AM

Nice to see more choices on the market though I have never had a use for a compact flash card personally.

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