The Card, 15-in-1 Reader and Our Test System
Video Cards -
Card Reader -
AMD Athlon 64 4400+
Asus A8N SLI Premium
nForce4 SLI chipset
GeForce 7800 GTX SLI
2048MB Corsair XMS PC3200 RAM
Integrated CF Reader - Dell 2405FP LCD
Kingston's new 100X CF Ultimate 2GB card and 15-in-1 reader, detailed here for you in pictures.
The Kingston 100X CF Ultimate 2GB card has a sustained write speed rated at "100x", 13MB/s read, 13MB/s write, which is two times as fast as Kingston's 50X card that offers 7.5MB/s performance. Beyond that, it's square and thin. What else do you need to know? Exactly...
The 15-in-1 Flash Reader on the other hand is a tiny little device and it's amazing that so many different memory formats can be read in such a small form factor. The socket connector pins alone take up most of the real estate inside the unit itself. The 15-in-1's apperance is minimalistic, sleek and stylish, just the way we like it.
Let's look at some performance numbers next.