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Latest breakthroughs is memory card development at CES

It's only six years ago that we were all very impressed with the decreasing size and increasing capacity with the introduction of the MMC card for digital cameras. The limits have been pushed even beyond comprehension with the introduction at CES of the next-generation SDXC card that will store up to two terabytes in the same physical dimension. SanDisk and Sony have also introduced an Extended High Capacity Memory Stick to achieve two terabytes, and Pretec has unveiled the CFast card, a CF card with a high speed SATA interface...
Checkout the Memory card deals at Shopping.comThe CFast SATA SSD Compact Flash memory card

Pretec CFast Storage Card is a revolutionary product with CF card sized form factor incorporating the key strength of high speed SATA interface.  

CFast is developed by CompactFlash Association to break the speed limit from 133MB/s (PATA) to 375MB/s (SATA) while keep the small and popular original CF mechanical form factor.  Pretec CFast Storage Card contains a single chip controller and flash memory module(s) in a matchbook-sized package with a connector that consists of a SATA compatible signal and  power/control connector.

Pretec CFast Storage Card is available now in 32GB, general sampling will start from next month with 64GB capacity to be released soon.


The new SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory cards

SDXC Memory Cards Provide Consumers with Massive Storage, Incredible Speed in Familiar, De Facto Standard

The next-generation SDXC (eXtended Capacity) memory card specification, announced today at the 2009 International CES, dramatically improves consumers' digital lifestyles by providing the portable storage and speed needed to store weeks of high-definition video, years of photo collections and months of music to mobile phones, cameras and camcorders, and other consumer electronic devices. The new SDXC specification provides up to 2 terabytes storage capacity and accelerates SD interface read/write speeds to 104 megabytes per second this year, with a road map to 300 megabytes per second.

The SDXC specification, developed by the SD Association, leapfrogs memory card interface speeds while retaining the world-leading SD interface. Specifications for the open standard will be released in the first quarter of 2009. SDHC, Embedded SD and SDIO specifications will also benefit from the new SD interface speeds.


The new Memory Stick Pro & Micro memory cards

Achieving 2-Terabyte Maximum Storage Capacity and 60MB/s Interface Speed, Respectively
 
SanDisk Corporation and Sony Corporation today announced the joint development of two expanded formats that will shape the flash memory landscape for years to come. "Memory Stick format for Extended High Capacity (Tentative name)" expands the "Memory Stick PRO" format series to achieve a maximum storage capacity of 2-terabytes (TB)*1, while the "Memory Stick HG Micro" format enables a maximum data-transfer speed of 60 megabytes per second (MB/s)*2, making it one of the fastest-smallest memory card formats to date. Format licensing corresponding to the "Memory Stick format for Extended High Capacity" and the "Memory Stick HG Micro" is scheduled to start in 2009.

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January 12, 2009
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