New Compact Flash Spec Could Give Sizes Beyond 2TB, Speeds of 500MB/s

Written by John Ponio    Tuesday, 30 November 2010 16:46

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Sony, Nikon, and Sandisk are teaming up to produce a compact flash card that, theoretically, could hold beyond 2TB of information and have transfer speeds of 500 megabytes per second. Instead of the current PATA interface that Compact Flash uses now, it would use a PCI Express 3 interface. As DSLR's are getting faster and higher megapixel, RAW images and high-definition video get more data intensive and need faster cards to wrote to and bigger cards to store more data. This new specification could do wonders for not only the photography industry, but also the entire mobile industry as fitting such a large capacity in a small space is critical to the size of the mobile device. The full press release can be read at Nikon's website.