PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Adds Ontrack Data Recovery Software To “Ultimate” Line of CompactFlash Memory Cards
Company Increases Write Speed to 133x; Adds New 8-GB Card for Higher Capacity Needs
Fountain Valley, CA – August 15, 2006 – Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is upgrading its “Ultimate” line of CompactFlash memory cards by preloading the cards with Ontrack’s EasyRecovery Professional software version 6.1. Kingston’s Ultimate line of Compact Flash cards is targeted for professional and advanced amateur photographers. The Ontrack® EasyRecovery™ Professional software provides data recovery capabilities for lost digital photos. In addition, Kingston will increase the sustained write speed on its 2/4-GB CompactFlash Ultimate cards from 100x to 133x and will add a new 8-GB capacity card with a write speed of 133x to the line.
EasyRecovery Professional version 6.1, the latest data recovery software from Ontrack, is designed to retrieve photos that have been corrupted or accidentally deleted. EasyRecovery Professional provides a complete, easy-to-use interface to recover photos, providing photographers with added peace of mind and greater image protection.
The write speed of a Compact Flash card, along with the speed of the camera itself, determines how quickly photos can be stored on the Compact Flash card. Kingston’s 2/4/8-GB CompactFlash Ultimate cards (rated 133x) can efficiently write images to the card as they are continuously captured by the camera, allowing a seamless flow of imaging information from camera to memory card and maximizing the overall speed and functionality of the digital camera system.
The addition of the new 8-GB, 133x, CompactFlash Ultimate card provides a powerful solution for photographers who are using more advanced imaging applications and need both the additional storage and speed of a high-capacity memory card. When used in conjunction with matching high-performance digital cameras Kingston’s 8-GB CompactFlash Ultimate card will provide ultra-fast transfer times with read speeds up to 23 MB/sec. and write speeds up to 20 MB/sec.
“ The demand for higher speed, and image recovery software is growing among professional photographers and serious amateurs,” said Joe Teng, Flash memory product manager, Kingston.
Kingston’s CompactFlash Ultimate cards are 100-percent tested and backed by a lifetime hardware warranty and 24/7 live technical support.
|Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate Cards |
|Part Number ||Capacity and Description ||MSRP (U.S. only). Prices subject to change.
|CF/8GB-U ||8-GB CompactFlash Ultimate card 133x ||$449.00 |
|CF/4GB-U ||4-GB CompactFlash Ultimate card 133x ||$249.00 |
|CF/2GB-U ||2-GB CompactFlash Ultimate card 133x ||$137.00 |
|CF/1GB-U ||1-GB CompactFlash Ultimate card 100x ||$67.00 |
Kingston CompactFlash Ultimate Features and Specifications:
Capacities – 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB
Dimensions – 1.43" x 1.68" x .13" (36.4mm x 42.8mm x 3.3mm) - CF Type 1
Speed Rating** – 23 MB/sec. read rate and up to 20 MB/sec. write rate; (2, 4, 8 GB); 133x
21 MB/sec. read, 18 MB/sec. write (1 GB); 120x
Operating Temperature – 32º F to 140 º F (0º C to 60º C)
Storage Temperature – -4º F to 185º F (-20º C – 85º C)
Standardized – complies with CompactFlash Association specification standards
Protected – preloaded with Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional 6.1 data recovery software for Windows 2000 and XP systems
Small – one-third the size of full-size PC card
Easy – plug and play
Versatile – compatible with PC Card Type II adapters
Economical – autosleep mode preserves system battery life
Guaranteed – lifetime warranty
About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and sales offices in the United Sates, United Kingdom, Europe, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call (800) 337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.
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* Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. For more information, please consult Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide at kingston.com/Flash Memory_Guide.
** Speed may vary based on host hardware, software and usage. For more information about X speed, visit kingston.com/flash/x
(First posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2006 at 11:00 EDT)