Pretec Releases P240 USB 3.0 Card Reader, 64GB SDXC Card and More

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. [Read more...]

Pretec CFast Compact Flash Card – Transfer Rate of 160MB/s

I think Pretec just dared Canon, Nikon or anyone else to produce some higher resolution video and faster frame rates.  The new Pretec CFast series of compact flash cards quadruples the write speed of the SanDisk Extreme IV.

And, if the performance lives up to the specs, the CFast series will eat as much HD video as your Canon 5D Mark II can throw at it.  Maybe we can stop referring to CF card specs as 133x, 266x and so on, since the CFast will be something like 1064x speed card.

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