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Kingston CF ElitePro 16GB 1.jpg PRESS RELEASE: Kingston Increases Performance of CompactFlash Elite Pro Memory Cards for Continuous, High-Resolution Image Capture

Faster Write Speed Maximizes Camera System Performance

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- October 29, 2007 -- Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is increasing the overall performance of its popular CompactFlash Elite Pro Flash memory cards to help amateur and professional photographers maximize the performance from their high-end imaging devices and digital workflow applications. With transfer rates of 25MB/second (read) and 20MB/second (write), along with capacities up to 16GB*, photographers can capture life as it happens for as long as it happens.

"Imaging pros have high expectations of their equipment and simply cannot afford to have memory cards limit productivity," said Mark Akoubian, Flash memory product manager, Kingston. "Kingston's new CF Elite Pro card provides high capacity and increased read and write speeds to help photographers work quickly during the capture and download processes."

Kingston Flash memory consistently ranks among the highest in the industry for quality, performance and reliability, which is why many of the world's most renowned and successful photographers rely on Kingston to perform when it matters most. Available in 2-, 4-, 8- and 16GB capacities, Kingston's CompactFlash Elite Pro card provides plenty of room for capturing and storing high volumes of images in RAW, JPEG, TIFF and other large file formats. As with all Kingston Flash memory cards, CompactFlash Elite Pro cards are backed by a lifetime warranty and 24/7 live technical support.

Kingston CompactFlash Elite Pro Cards

Part Number Capacity & Features MSRP (U.S. only).
Prices subject to change.
CF/2GB-S2 2GB CompactFlash Elite Pro card $ 62.00
CF/4GB-S2 4GB CompactFlash Elite Pro card $ 77.00
CF/8GB-S2 8GB CompactFlash Elite Pro card $ 154.00
CF/16GB-S2 16GB CompactFlash Elite Pro card $ 308.00

Features and Specifications

Features and specifications include:

• Capacities*: 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB

• Dimensions: 1.43? x 1.68? x 0.13? (36.4mm x 42.8mm x 3.3mm) - CF Type 1

• Speed Rating**: 25MB/sec. read rate and 20MB/sec. write rate

• Operating Temperature: 32 to 140 degrees F (0 to 60 degrees C)

• Storage Temperature: -4 to 185 degrees F (-20 to 85 degrees C)

• Standardized: complies with CompactFlash Association specification standards

• Easy: plug and play

• Guaranteed: lifetime warranty

• Economical: autosleep mode preserves system battery life


* Some of the listed capacity is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage.

** Speed may vary due to host and device configuration.

NB: 10-year warranty in France, Germany and Austria.

NB: CompactFlash Elite Pro 4-, 8- and 16GB cards work in newer cameras and other devices that are capable of utilizing a FAT32 file system.

For more detailed information visit the Kingston Web site at: http://www.kingston.com/.

(First posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 11:18 EDT)

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