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Sandisk, Sony and Nikon let their powers combine, memory card with 2TB at 500MB/sec

Sandisk, Sony and Nikon are back from the future, bought back new memory card technology as well as

| Storage News | Posted: Nov 30, 2010 7:16 am

Right now, Compact Flash is hitting 167MB/sec with it's recently released CF6.0 specification - with Sandisk, Sony and Nikon looking forward with new tech. The trio of companies have proposed a new memory card format that switches from the PATA interface to PCI-Express.

 

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This change will have a potential data transfer rate of 500GB/sec and the second potential to extend size to 2TB. This may sound crazy now but DSLR's and camcorders are getting more complex and burst shooting RAW images and high-def video is getting quite crazy.

 

The spec will also allow users to transfer data to their systems for post processing much faster - it also combines high speed transfer with a scaling system to extend battery life. The ComplactFlash Association has already announced a new workgroup to study the proposal. Shigeto Kanda from Canon, CFA chairman of the board has said:

 

"Future professional photography and video applications will require memory cards with faster read/write speeds. The development of a new high-performance card standard with a serial interface will meet the needs of the professional imaging industry for years to come and open the door for exciting new applications."

 

Are you ready for the future?

 

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Engadget.com

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