CES 2010 - Lexar Media announced additions to the Professional line of CompactFlash (CF) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory cards for an enhanced imaging experience. Lexar has increased the capacity of Professional 300x CF cards to 32GB, and Professional 233x CF cards are now available in 16GB and 32GB capacities. In addition, the Lexar Professional 133x SDHC card has achieved a Class 10 speed rating. The improvements to the Lexar Professional flash memory line allow professional photographers and advanced enthusiasts to capture more high-resolution images and high-definition (HD) video with their digital SLR cameras.
Lexar Media announced the launch of its flash-based, backup drives, Lexar Echo SE and Lexar Echo ZE. Designed to protect valuable data on netbook and notebook computers, Echo SE and ZE backup drives from lexar Media provide users with portable, easy-to-use file backup solutions for their mobile lifestyles. High-performance Echo SE is an ultra-portable drive that easily plugs into a computer’s USB port to perform automatic backup and transfer of files, at read speeds up to 28MB/s and write speeds up to 10MB/s.
Verbatim is “backing up” its already impressive assortment of portable external hard drives with an all-new range of exceptionally reliable and fashionably thin models to help consumers effortlessly preserve their most vital files - verbatim!
Seagate unveils the Black Armor PS110 USB 3.0 portable external hard drive performance kit for netbooks. Demonstrating its industry leadership in delivering advanced and easy-to-use storage solutions, this all-in-one USB 3.0 toolkit packages a 500GB 7200RPM 2.5 inch hard drive, power cable and PC express card, to deliver speeds up to three times faster than its USB 2.0 predecessor, making it one of the fastest portable hard drives available. “As we continue to amass vast libraries of HD photos, movies, & music, the storage needs of households are forecast to grow more than ten times between 2009 & 2013, and the average storage requirements will exceed a terabyte by 2013”, said Kurt Schreff, analyst of Parks Associates.
Panasonic announces the availability of the company's first 64 GB and 48 GB SDXC memory cards. SDXC is the next generation SD memory card, a new standard for storing data more than 32 GB and up to 2 terabytes. The new Panasonic SDXC memory cards, the RP-SDW64GE1K (64 GB) and RP-SDW48GE1K (48 GB) are Panasonic's largest-sized GOLD cards with Class 10 speed specification. Featuring new advanced Super Intelligent Controller helps to improve the reliability of the card and extend its lifetime. The new 64 GB and 48 GB SDXC memory cards will be globally introduced in February 2010 with suggested retail prices of $599.95 and $449.95, respectively.
Sony is set to bring its special blend of quality, reliability and performance to the memory card market with the launch of a range of SD / SDHC and microSD / microSDHC memory cards. With the Memory Stick product line, Sony also introduces the world's first, high value-added model with the function of close proximity wireless transfer technology Transfer Jet (MS-JX8) aiming at offering new advantage and unique user experience to customers instead of supplying a memory card for recording / storing data. "SxS (S by S) Memory Card" for professional products offers users various benefits which support and enhance features of a host device with its ultra high-speed data-transfer and high reliability.
Pretec, known to always be around at every consumer electronics show, brought a collection of obscure memory cards along, among which is a 100GB CompactFlash type II memory card. It so happened that I use a Nikon D3x digital SLR during photographing at the PMA 2009 in Las Vegas, and I was very curious to see if this 100GB CF working sample would function well in Nikon's flagship. Formatting was not the problem; however, the Nikon D3x camera doesn't like it at all. On its display, everything that is not supposed to blink, is blinking and I decide that this card will have to go without the D3x.
These portable image storage devices are the perfect digital companion accessory for professional as well as advanced amateur digital photographers; Both Jobo photo storage devices are available in four different storage capacities. For professionals that need high-end secure back-up of their digital photos, the new Jobo GIGA Vu SONIC portable photo storage device features an ultra quick download speed of up to 1 GB of data in 30 seconds, TRUE RAW decoding of numerous RAW image files, four hard disc capacities up to 250 GB, a large high resolution 3.2” color display and numerous photo functions.