The Pretec P240 USB 3.0 card reader, which is compatible with SDXC, CF and other memory card formats, is looking to be available around August 2010. USB 3.0 (or SuperSpeed USB) is backwards compatible with USB 2.0 devices, but offers 10x improvement in speed with a 5Gbps signaling rate when tied to USB 3.0 connections on both ends.
Pretec’s new 64GB SDXC card is a Class 16 card is also set to start trickling out soon. These products and more from Pretec will be featured at Computex Taipei, which starts today.
More details in the press release below.
Pretec Press Release
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 1 /PRNewswire/ — Pretec, the leader of the highest capacity (128GB) CF card, fastest CF card(667X), and first SDXC card in the world, offers a full series of innovative products of “Cool Memories, the Ultimate in Style & Speed,” including CFast “Hypersonic,” USB3.0 High-Speed Multi-Card Reader, 64GB video grade SDXC and many award-accredited USB flash products at Pretec booth at Computex Taipei 2010 (TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall, Lower Exhibition Hall booth J317a).
Faster and Bigger CFast Storage Card From Pretec Reaches 128GB
The patent pending Pretec’s 2nd generation CFast “Hypersonic series” has reached the unparalleled speed, capacity and reliability. With the sequential performance up to 250MB/s in read, 110MB/s in write speed and dimension measured only 36mmx43mmx5.0mm, CFast Hypersonic is the smallest and fastest SATA II SSD in the world. Available in capacities from 16GB to 128GB, Pretec CFast Hypersonic is the highest capacity CFast in the world. Pretec also offers CFast host connector and CFast to standard SATA adapter, so customers can evaluate or design-in CFast with ease. Pretec CFast Hypersonic will start sampling in June, with mass production scheduled by July of 2010.
Pretec Releases World’s 1st USB 3.0 Card Reader
P240 USB3.0 High-Speed Multi-Card Reader is the 1st USB3.0 card reader in the world supporting high-performance SDXC, CF and other major memory cards. Pretec ExpressCard CF card reader and Pretec ExpressCard SD/SDXC card reader are the fastest card readers in the world capable of transferring data in the range of 100MB/s. The ultra high performance allows user applications to demand a higher performance connection between PC and increasingly sophisticated peripherals. Pretec P240 USB3.0 Multi-Card reader will start sampling by next month, with mass production scheduled in August.
Pretec Releases 2nd Generation SDXC 64GB
The new Class 16 HD video grade SDXC 64GB card and SDHC Waterproof card will enhance the sustained write speed to be more than 16MB/s, the fastest of any SD cards in the world in the range of Class 16. Available from 32GB ~ 64GB, Pretec SDXC Class 16 card will be the fastest in the flash industry while the 64GB SDHC/SDXC card is the highest capacity in the world so far. Pretec SDHC/SDXC Class 16 64GB will start sampling by next month. To further enhance the reliability and full protection of the precious memories stored in the SD cards, an upgradable Photo Recovery tool preloaded in the cards adds up to the high speed and security of this card, making Pretec Class 16 series the finest SDHC/SDXC cards to satisfy customers who aim at the highest achievements.
Design Competition and Pretec’s Winner of Taiwan Excellence Award Series
A full lineup of award accredited products and winning design works of “Backpacker USB Flash Drive” will be shown at Computex to continue its history of stylish design. i-Disk Backpacker USB flash drive, whose white body opens a door to many possibilities of imagination or transformation of varieties of color and patterns, is part of the theme of “Cool Memories, the Ultimate in Style & Speed”. Pretec is actively participating in the design field by hosting “i-Disk Backpacker Design Competition,” which successfully attracted many of Taiwan‘s best design school students to create their own dream Backpacker.
The patent-pending i-Disk Lock- winner of Taiwan Excellence Award and the Golden Pin Design Award, is a USB flash drive that keeps your data safe inside out. With its special hook design which cleverly conceal the USB connector section while moving the hook, i-Disk Lock can be easily hooked in a purse, bag etc.
Another winner of the Taiwan Excellence Award is Pretec H220 Intellicable™, the next-generation internet connection device for notebooks featuring instant 3G connection through a mobile phone. Extending the flash memory applications beyond storage to mobile data communication, Pretec H220 Intellicable™ is the simplest and fastest way to get internet connection using a cell phone with no setup required, by simply plugging it to the USB port of your computer and mini-USB (or micro-USB) port of your mobile phone.
Adding on the Pretec design gallery, i-Disk BiBi and Plug2Go Smart Card Drive are both winners of the Golden Pin Design Award, the leading design award in Taiwan. The patented i-Disk BiBi multi-function USB flash drive features built-in whistle, in which sometimes might be life-saving, to the storage of your digital life, excellent for the application of mobile data storage combined with disaster preparation demand.
Combined with stylish design and innovative technology, the patent-pending Plug2Go Smart Card Drive is the thinnest USB flash drive and smart card drive in the world. With an internal memory of up to 4GB, Plug2Go provides sufficient build-in storage space while it reads/writes microSD/microSDHC/M2 memory cards and Smart Cards in a credit card sized shape with build-in USB cable.
Pretec™ (http://www.pretec.com) offers a complete spectrum of small form factor memory cards and readers such as CF, SD/MMC, USB Flash Drive, and wireless communication devices for digital imaging, mobile communication, and industrial flash markets. As the 2nd company in the world to offer CF cards since 1995 and the company to create CF I/O and SD I/O cards since 1998, Pretec has consistently demonstrated the Largest capacity flash cards in the world: such as CF 3GB, 6GB, 12GB, 16GB, 24GB, 48GB, 64GB, 100GB and SD 4GB, SDHC 8GB 16GB 32GB; the fastest flash card in the world: such as CF 667X, world’s 1st CFast Storage Card, word’s 1st SDXC card, and USB 266X. With more than 200 patents granted or filed, Pretec has also been offering the smallest USB flash drive in the world with unique technology: such as i-Disk Tiny (“Best Gear of 2003″ by TIME Magazine) and i-Disk Diamond; the most reliable flash card in the world: such as rugged PCMCIA, rugged CF card, and i-Disk Bulletproof, a water-proof, fire-proof, and bullet-proof USB flash drive. Pretec’s i-Disk BiBi USB flash drive, Plug2Go Smart Card Drive and Intellicable™ were respectively winners of Taiwan Excellence Award 2009 and Golden Pin Design Mark for their unique function and style.