Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, announced its Spinpoint N2 160 gigabyte (GB) is shipping. Featuring a fast speed of 4200rpm in a 1.8" form factor, which is the size of a business card, Samsung's N2 160GB drive ushers in a new era of high performance storage for PDAs, MP3 players, camcorders, digital cameras and game consoles. According to market research firm IDC, 1.8" hard disk drives are expected to grow from 3.8 million units in 2007 to 22.1 million units in 2011 at a compound annual growth rate of 55 percent.
Report CES 2011 Show - SanDisk announced the world’s fastest high-capacity CompactFlash memory card. The latest milestone in SanDisk’s long history of industry-leading products, the SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card features 128 gigabytes (128GB) of storage and up to 100 megabyte (100MB) per second (MB/sec) write speeds. With its Power Core controller and UDMA-7 interface, the new SanDisk flash memory card delivers the performance demanded by high-end Digital SLR cameras. The new 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash memory card is available now for preorder at the SanDisk website, and will be available at retailers worldwide later in Q1 2011. The SanDisk 128GB CompactFlash memory card has a suggested retail price of $1,499.99.
Report CES 2011 Show - Lexar announced new Lexar Professional Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) memory cards. The new high-capacity Lexar Professional 133x SDXC cards enable the capture, storage, and transfer of extended lengths of 1080p high-definition (HD) video and continuous, rapid-fire image capture in a single, high-performance solution. The Lexar Professional 133x SDXC card is the first available in a 128GB capacity, and is also offered in a 64GB capacity. Both cards are speed rated at 133x, providing a minimum guaranteed transfer speed of 20MB per second, and feature a Class 10 speed designation.
Silicon Power announces the world’s first 400X Compact Flash (CF) card with 128GB of storage capacity. Announcing their 600X Compact Flash card not long ago for the ultimate performance, the 400X Compact Flash card is designed to offer the ultimate storage capacity while not compromising on performance, featuring a write speed of up to 90MB/sec. It is the largest storage capacity Compact Flash card to date! Silicon Power’s 400X 128GB CF card supports PIO Mode-6 and Multi-Word DMA 4 transfer mode in quad-channel configuration. It is faster and more table for professional photography applications to capture data in fractions of a second.
Foremay announced the SC199 V-series and Foremay EC188 M-series CompactFlash card flash hard drives. Foremay's compact flash memory is the world's fastest compact flash card with read/write speeds up to 90/80 MB/s, with a maximum capacity up to 128GB for select models. The Foremay SC199 V-Series and EC188 M-series high speed compact flash cards (CF) incorporate Foremay's next generation SSD technologies that are designed for high reliability and high performance. Foremay SC199 V-series industrial compact flash cards target mission critical and industrial applications. Foremay EC188 M-series fast compact flash cards target enterprise and commercial applications such as HD cameras and HD video camcorders.
Delkin expanded their line-up of Compact Flash card storage by announcing four new blazing fast Delkin 420X PRO memory cards capable of transfer speeds up to 63MB/s. The new UDMA enabled flash memory cards comes with a remarkable San Diego based customer service team as well as a lifetime warranty, and is available in capacities of 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. For a working photographer, the reliability and service support behind a memory card can be just as crucial, if not more so, than the digital camera itself.