The mass storage specialists at Lexar Media plan to begin shipping the industry’s first speed-rated 1GB CompactFlash Type II card later this month. The 16X-speed 1GB Professional Series card clocks a sustained write speed of 2.4MB per second and has a suggested list price of US$1,199, according to Eric Stang, Lexar’s president and CEO.
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The CompactFlash card is targeted to professional photographers, who often choose to shoot in RAW or TIFF mode, which creates uncompressed images that can result in file sizes of up to 15MB or more. CompactFlash has upgradeable firmware, which allows the card to be optimized for specific camera models.
Lexar Media cards are guaranteed compatible with CompactFlash digital cameras. The 16X Professional Series and 12X High-Speed Series cards are covered by a lifetime warranty. For more info go to the product Web site.