Posts Tagged ‘cfast’

Lexar Announces Its Own CFast 2.0 Card, Claims ‘World’s Fastest Memory Card’ Title

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One of the cool, though not all that useful, announcements to come out of CES yesterday night was of Lexar’s new “world’s fastest memory card.” The announcement is cool because, well, it’s the world’s fastest memory card. It’s not useful (at least not yet) because chances are very good you don’t own a camera that can take advantage of it. Read more…

SanDisk’s New CFast 2.0 Card Clocks in as the World’s Fastest Memory Card

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SanDisk made it clear last September that it would not be pursuing the XQD memory card format, but instead would focus its energies on CFast 2.0, the then newly-announced high-speed CompactFlash spec.

Almost a year later, SanDisk has finally debuted the fruits of that decision: a card that is both the world’s first CFast 2.0 card, and the world’s fastest memory card of any kind. Read more…

XQD a No-Show at Photokina, SanDisk Opts to Avoid the Format

When XQD memory cards were announced in December 2011, the CompactFlash Association touted the format as the successor to CompactFlash cards. We definitely seemed to be moving in that direction at first: one month after the unveiling, Nikon’s flagship D4 DSLR was announced with XQD card support. The day after that, Sony became the first major memory card maker to announce a line of XQD cards. Six months later, Lexar also announced its intentions to join the party.

Since then, things have died down to the point where you can hear grasshoppers chirping. Not a single XQD-capable camera was announced at Photokina 2012 this past week. Despite being the first to make them, Sony strangely decided to leave the cards out of its top-of-the-line cameras as well.
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