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A range of updates and specification changes have been added to Kingston Technology?s line-up of CompactFlash Ultimate Cards. Aimed at professional and advanced amateur photographers, the new CompactFlash Ultimate Cards feature Ontrack EasyRecovery software, providing data recovery capabilities for lost images. The manufacturer has additionally increased the write speed from 100x to 133x on its 2GB and 4GB Ultimate cards and launched a new 8GB capacity model, with a write speed of 133x.

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Kingston Technology Adds Ontrack EasyRecovery Software to its CompactFlash Ultimate Cards

Featuring Increased Write Speed of 133x and a New 8GB Card for Higher Capacity

Kingston Technology today announced the upgrading its ?Ultimate? line of CompactFlash memory cards by preloading the cards with Ontrack?s EasyRecovery Professional software version 6.1. Aimed at professional and advanced amateur photographers, the new software provides data recovery capabilities for lost digital photographs. In addition, Kingston Technology will increase the sustained write speed from 100x to 133x on its 2-GB and 4-GB CompactFlash Ultimate cards and will add a new 8-GB capacity card with a write speed of 133x to the line.

EasyRecovery Professional version 6.1 is the latest data recovery software from Ontrack. Designed to retrieve photographs that have been corrupted or accidentally deleted, the software provides a complete, easy-to-use interface to recover photographs, providing photographers with added peace of mind and greater image protection.

The write speed of a CompactFlash card, along with the speed of the camera itself, determines how quickly photographs can be stored on the CompactFlash card. Kingston Technology?s 2, 4 and 8-GB CompactFlash Ultimate cards (rated 133x) can efficiently write images to the card as they are continuously captured by the camera, allowing a seamless flow of imaging information from camera to memory card, maximising the overall speed and functionality of the digital camera system.

The new 8GB CompactFlash Ultimate card with a 133x write speed, provides a powerful solution for photographers who are using more advanced imaging applications and demand both the additional storage and speed of a high-capacity flash memory card. When used in conjunction with matching high-performance digital cameras, Kingston Technology?s 8-GB CompactFlash Ultimate card will provide ultra-fast transfer times with read speeds up to 23 MB/sec, with write speeds up to 20 MB/sec.

Jim Selby, Product Marketing Manager EMEA, Kingston Technology comments, ?The demand for higher speed and image recovery software is fast growing among professional photographers and serious amateurs. The latest CompactFlash Ultimate cards from Kingston Technology are designed to meet these growing demands and will offer the next generation in flash memory technology.?

Features and Specifications:

Capacities: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB

Dimensions: 1.43″ x 1.68″ x .13″ (36.4mm x 42.8mm x 3.3mm) – CF Type 1

Speed Rating: 23 MB/sec. read rate and up to 20 MB/sec. write rate; (2, 4, 8GB); 133x 21 MB/sec. read, 18 MB/sec. write (1 GB); 100x

Operating Temperature: 0-60 degrees

Storage Temperature: -20-85 degrees

Software system: Ontrack EasyRecovery Professional 6.1 data recovery software for Windows 2000 and XP systems

Pricing

8GB CompactFlash Ultimate card 133x: £260.30 (ex VAT)

4GB CompactFlash Ultimate card 133x: £119.70 (ex VAT)

2GB CompactFlash Ultimate card 133x: £54.30 (ex VAT)

1GB CompactFlash Ultimate card 100x: £31.20 (ex VAT)

For more information visit www.kingston.com/uk.