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Pretec launches 8GB SD Card and 16GB Flash Drive

Pretec announces a new 8GB High Capacity SD card, fully compliant with the SD 2.0 specification and with access speed up to 20MB/sec. Currently only sampling units are available, mass production is scheduled by Q4/2006. Pretec also announces a 16GB USB Flash Drive, the highest capacity thumb drive in the world, today at IFA 2006. The 16GB i-Disk II is sampling now with mass production planned for at Q4/2006. Earlier this week, Toshiba announced the TransMemory 16GB Limited Edition USB drive...

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Visit the Pretec websitePretec 8GB SDHC card, the highest capacity SD card in the world!

Pretec, the world record keeper of highest capacity flash memory cards of CF card (12GB, March 2004), USB Flash Drive (8GB, January 2005), SD card (4GB, July 2005) and MMC (4GB, September 2005), has now released 8GB SD card, the highest capacity SD card in the world.

Pretec 8GB SD card is fully compliant with SD 2.0 (SDHC) specification with access speed up to 20MB/sec. The maximum capacity of SD card is 2GB under SD 1.1 of Secure Digital Alliance (SDA) specification; however, by using file format of FAT32, many SD 1.1 host devices can use 4GB SD card which Pretec pioneered since 2005. SD 1.0/1.1 uses  traditional “Byte Addressing” scheme which limits the maximum capacity to 4GB while SD 2.0 adopts “Sector Addressing” scheme which is the same with the technique applied by Mu-Card Alliance in 2004 to reach the maximum capacity of 2TB (2048GB). Pretec is one of the major founders and main contribution member of Mu-Card Alliance, who joined force with MMCA in June 2005 (www.mmca.org/press/Mu_Card_Final.pdf). With capacities of 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB, Pretec 8GB SDHC is now available for key customer sampling at unit price $299. Mass production is scheduled by Q4/2006.

SDHC cards are recognized by new SDHC host devices differently than standard SD cards and are not backward compatible with legacy SD format host devices; in which, SDHC cards can only work with SDHC compatible host devices. Since Pretec is the 1st in the world to offer 4GB standard SD cards, and now also offers 4GB SDHC cards, Pretec will provide patent-pending SD-Tuner™ technology for customers to have an easy transition between the incompatibility of SD 1.1 and SD 2.0.


Pretec 16GB Flash Drive, The Highest Capacity Thumb Drive in the World!!

Pretec, world record holder of the highest capacity flash memory cards of CF card (12GB, March 2004), USB Flash Drive (8GB, January 2005), SD card (4GB, July 2005) and MMC (4GB, September 2005), has now released the 1st 16GB USB Flash Drive, the highest capacity thumb drive in the world, today at IFA 2006.

16GB capacity is nearly the equivalent to 4 DVDs or 23 compact discs, which can store around 5400 photos in regular size or more than 4000 MP3 songs. Pretec 16GB i-Disk II offers the users an unprecedented large space to manage the data for backup, storage, and file sharing at anytime and anywhere. With access speed up to 25MB/sec and extra features providing data security and convenience such as password protection, data encryption, write protection, and/or auto-execute pre-defined or user-defined files, make Pretec 16GB i-Disk II ideal for commercial applications.

With the same advanced flash memory packaging technology of Pretec 16GB i-Disk II, Pretec also announced today to increase the highest capacity to 8GB for i-Disk Touch, a USB Flash Drive with built-in fingerprint security; and i-Disk Connect+, a multi-function USB Flash Drive with fingerprint security and built-in hub for endless capacity and function expansion. In addition, the amazing i-Disk Bulletproof (water, fire and bullet proof USB Flash Drive) capacity is now increased to 4GB. Pretec 16GB i-Disk II is sampling now with mass production scheduled at Q4/2006.

Additional information: Visit the Pretec website
September 2, 2006
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