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Kingston Increases CompactFlash Ultimate Speeds

Kingston Technology announced today that the memory card maker is launching the CompactFlash Ultimate with an increased 266x write speed. Available in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB storage capacities, the new CF memory cards promise to write data twice as fast as pr

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July 23, 2007 – Kingston Technology today announced its CompactFlash Ultimate, with an increased 266x write speed. Available in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB storage capacities, the new CF memory cards promise to write data twice as fast as previous 133x speed cards. Prices for the Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate cards range from $83 to $280.

"Photographers using digital SLR cameras are looking for faster card write speeds to capture life’s moments as they happen without interruption," said Kingston Flash Memory Product Manager Mark Akoubian. "Kingston’s new CompactFlash Ultimate 266X memory cards maximize a digital camera’s performance, delivering the speed and capacity necessary to complete even the most challenging assignments."

The new CompactFlash Association compliant memory cards can record image files including RAW, TIFF, and JPEG. Each card includes a free download of MediaRECOVER image recovery software for Mac and Windows users.

The Kingston 2GB CF card has a retail price of $83 and the 4GB memory card is priced at $144. The highest capacity CompactFlash Ultimate 8GB card with a 266x write speed retails for $280. The Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate Cards come with technical support and a lifetime warranty.

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