compact flash

  • CFast, The Successor To CompactFlash, Begins To Trickle Out

    CFast, The Successor To CompactFlash, Begins To Trickle Out

    CompactFlash, on the way out? Transcend has begun selling storage cards based on the standard that's designed to supplant the age old CompactFlash. It's called CFast, and it's quite a bit faster than its predecessor, as you might expect. Read More

  • The PhotoFast CR-7200 MicroSDHC RAID-0 CF adapter

    The PhotoFast CR-7200 MicroSDHC RAID-0 CF adapter

    Now this is a good idea: RAID together four 16GB MicroSDHC cards for a fast, 64GB Compact Flash card. I guess in theory this is an efficient flash memory solution. You get the speed of MicroSDHC spread over four cards that's compatible with high-end, or older, digital cameras. Or it you can finally put all those small MicroSDHC cards to good use. Read More

  • Make your own solid-state drive from this thing and some CF cards

    Make your own solid-state drive from this thing and some CF cards

    Cool. It’s still a little rich for my blood, but if you can figure out how to hot-swap the CF cards without losing data, this could be an awesome little gadget. It’s got a SATA interface, but you could probably rig it up to sit outside the computer so you can pop in new pairs of cards whenever you need to. It’s difficult to say whether it’s practical at this point. The… Read More

  • Compact Flash + SATA = FLATA hotness

    Compact Flash + SATA = FLATA hotness

    I’m glad to see a significant change in this arena; I always hear about quality differences in CF cards for my Canon, citing better speeds on the “Extreme” versions of such and such a brand, but in the end the interface is growing to be the limiting factor. I shoot rapid fire RAW shots all the time, and having my motor drive be limited in the frequency and length of the sequence… Read More

  • Sandisk Gold Memory Card Contest

    Since Sandisk isn’t making killer products with pictures of hot babes surrounding them, they went for the next best thing: gold. Over in Japan, Sandisk is holding a contest for consumers who bought the Extreme IV 8GB CompactFlash or Ultra ll 4GB SDHC cards. If you bought a specially-marked package, you could win a solid gold version of your card. Incredibly exciting, I know. Totally beats… Read More

  • Lexar And SanDisk Love Prosumers Long Time

    Lexar And SanDisk Love Prosumers Long Time

    Companies that feature “prosumer” products usually have a good rep. and their products are usually worth the extra cash. However, memory cards I just can’t see becoming “ultra extreme pro” or anything like that. But going against the grain, SanDisk and Lexar have announced multiple high-end memory cards. Lexar will offer a 4GB CF card and 2 and 4GB Memory Stick Pro… Read More

  • Lexar's 300x UDMA CompactFlash Cards

    Lexar's 300x UDMA CompactFlash Cards

    Hipsters who hang out in the DSLR crowd should rejoice after hearing about Lexar’s new series of CF cards. These new 300x UDMA cards are professional-grade CF cards that will come in 2, 4, and 8GB sizes. Lexar claims that the new cards are 125% faster than previous versions and that UDMA-equipped devices will be able to enjoy a lovely write speed of 45MB/s. Of course you’ll need a… Read More

  • Sony To Manufacture CF Cards

    Sony To Manufacture CF Cards

    Not a huge announcement, but those of you with DSLRs might want to perk your heads up for a second. Sony has announced they’ll be manufacturing Compact Flash cards up to 4GB capacity. The Type I cards will have 66x and 133x transfer speeds. The cards will coincide with Sony’s α100 D-SLR camera system. No word yet on pricing or who is going to shell out the extra $10 for that Sony… Read More