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PRETEC CompactFlash cards. PRESS RELEASE: Pretec 16GB, 24GB and 48GB CompactFlash®

The highest-speed, highest capacity CF Cards for your professional needs!

PMA show, Las Vegas, U.S.A. January 31, 2008 - Pretec, the second company in the world to offer CF cards (1995) and the first to produce a ruggedized PCMCIA ATA card, CF card, and also the first to offer 8GB SDHC and 16GB CF cards in 2006, has just launched another breakthrough in the flash industry. The highest capacity, fastest, and most durable CompactFlash Cards at PMA 2008 (Booth South Hall A251). Pretec is making a revolution in the area of flash memory cards, and today surpasses the existing technology with an innovative solution to provide a series of unequaled CF cards with capacities of 16GB/24GB/32GB/48GB.

The 48GB card's capacity is almost 12 DVD, or 69 compact discs. You can save around 40,000 regular size photos or around 12,000 songs in this card. It offers you enough space to backup, store, share, and management data anytime and anywhere. Compared to other high capacity CF cards in the market, Pretec's CF card provides 300% greater capacity.

Made with the professional photographer in mind, these cards provide the speed and capacity needed to work fast and spontaneously, while maintaining high performance under even the harshest conditions. Pretec CF series meet the requirements for more professional, higher capacity, and higher speed flash cards in our daily lives. To enable users to enjoy the existing multimedia experience, Pretec CF 333X is capable of running at up to 40MB/50MB per second read/write data rates. It is a perfect solution for high-resolution, high-speed digital cameras, and high-performance industrial applications.

The Pretec CF333 uses a metal housing and ruggedized construction to make the card resistant to external impacts, and is at least 10 times more durable than a typical CF card. Be it in the studio, on the streets, or in the field, the high transfer speed of these responsive cards allows rapid capture of high-resolution photos, allowing you to always being ready for the next shot. Take more pictures in the same time (high-speed burst shooting), view images faster on the screen of your camera, and minimize download times to your computer.

In addition to achieving the world's fastest, highest capacity and most durable CF cards, Pretec also provides varieties of customization including the "Secured CF card", for those high security demanded industry applications. Pretec furthermore provides a wide range of speed/capacity combinations to offer solutions for the advanced amateur and photo enthusiast using high-end digital cameras.


  • Large capacities up to 48GB
  • Super fast Read/Write speed of 50MB/40MB per second (333X)*
  • Metal housing and ruggedized construction provides ultimate protection (333X)
  • Large variety of capacity choices:
    • 333X: 2GB~24GB
    • 233X: 1GB~48GB
  • A variety of speed choices:
    • 333X: 50MB/sec
    • 233X: 35MB/sec
  • Low power consumption with automatic power management
  • Wide operating temperature: -20F ~ +85F
  • Zero-power data retention, no batteries required
  • Supports Ultra DMA mode 0-6

* Based on internal testing. Actual transfer speeds may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

(First posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 09:29 EST)

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