Pretec, creator of the highest capacity CompactFlash card in the world (48GB) and the fastest CF card in the world (333X) will demonstrate even higher capacities including a 64GB CF card, in the Leaf booth (West Hall 4.2, B009) and CFA (Hall 5.1, G-019) at Photokina 2008. Continuing the revolution in the field of flash memory card speed and capacity, Pretec releases 64GB and 100GB, 233X CF cards with access speed of up to 35MB/s, overtaking the Pretec 48GB CF card, the previous world’s record holder for highest capacity CF card; and super high speed 333X 32GB and 50GB CF cards capable of running up to 50 MB per second of Read/Write speed, the highest speed CF card in the world.
Pretec, world record holder of the highest capacity flash memory cards of CF card (12GB), USB Flash Drive (16GB), and Secure Digital card (8GB), has now released 16GB CF card, the first and highest capacity CompactFlash card in the world today at Photokina 2006 (Booth Hall 6, A069). The demand for higher capacity and better performing flash cards has been increasing in our daily lives with introduction of ever higher resolution digital cameras and the emergence of new multimedia appliances and industrial applications. Over the last 10 years CompactFlash has seen a 4,000 times increase in capacity from the first announcement of Pretec 4MB CompactFlash card to today’s 16 GB.
Pretec, world record holder of the highest capacity flash memory cards, has now released the 1st 16GB USB Flash Drive, the highest capacity thumb drive in the world, today at IFA 2006. 16GB capacity is nearly the equivalent to 4 DVDs or 23 compact discs, which can store around 5400 photos in regular size or more than 4000 MP3 songs. Pretec 16GB i-Disk II offers the users an unprecedented large space to manage the data for backup, storage, and file sharing at anytime and anywhere. With access speed up to 25MB/sec and extra features providing data security and convenience such as password protection, data encryption and write protection, make Pretec 16GB i-Disk II ideal for commercial applications.
Pretec 8GB SD card is fully compliant with SD 2.0 (SDHC) specification with access speed up to 20MB/sec. The maximum capacity of SD card is 2GB under SD 1.1 of Secure Digital Alliance specification; however, by using file format of FAT32, many SD 1.1 host devices can use 4GB SD card which Pretec pioneered since 2005. SD 1.0/1.1 uses traditional "Byte Addressing" scheme which limits the maximum capacity to 4GB while SD 2.0 adopts "Sector Addressing" scheme which is the same with the technique applied by Mu-Card Alliance in 2004 to reach the maximum capacity of 2TB (2048GB). Pretec is one of the major founders and main contribution member of Mu-Card Alliance, who joined forces with MMCA in June 2005.