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Pretec announce 433x Class 16 SDXC and SDHC cards


Pretec, a specialist memory card manufacturer based in Taiwan, has announced the world's fastest SDXC and SDHC cards at Computex Taipei 2011 (Booth#: Nangang Exhibition Hall, K309a). Compliant with the latest UHS-1 spec and available in 64GB and 32GB capacities respectively (SDHC standard dictates a 32GB maximum capacity), the Class 16 cards are speed rated at 433x (up to 65MB/s), although that is device dependent. Current maximum transfer speeds from UHS-1 spec SDHC/SDXC cards are between 35-45MB/s, and this new spec is significantly faster than the recently announced Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX. The price of the 433X Class 16 card starts from just USD$29.99 for the 8GB, but there's no word yet on availability.


Computex, Taipei. – Pretec, the 1st in the world to offer SDXC 32GB card (2009) and the first to supply SDHC 233X Class 10 and SDXC/SDHC Class 16 cards, continues its tradition to offer ultimate performance memory cards by announcing the new 433X Class 16 full HD Video grade SDXC/SDHC cards, at Computex Taipei 2011 (Booth#: Nangang Exhibition Hall, K309a).

The 3rd generation of Pretec high speed SD cards not only achieve the highest speed rating in the world with Class 16 category, but also boosts its read performance over 65 MB/s with the cutting edge 2Xnm NAND flash in DDR technology, together with multi-channel and interleaving architecture. Compliant with the latest UHS-1 standard, the ultra high speed new Pretec 433X Class 16 cards easily meet the growing demands for full HD Video devices or 3D imaging capture applications without any shot-to-shot lags. Available from 8GB ~ 128GB, Pretec SDXC/SDHC 433X Class 16 card is the 1st in the world and the fastest in its class of the flash industry. Pretec SDXC/SDHC 433X Class 16 8~64GB will start sampling by next month and 128GB by end of Q3 2011.

The 1st in the world to offer highest capacity SD 1.0 card (4GB) and fastest (133X) in the world since July of 2005, Pretec has consistently pioneered the highest capacity and fastest SD card, with 1st SDHC (8GB) card in the world compliant with SD specification 2.0 working with video camcorders of Sanyo Electrical Co., Ltd. of Japan in Sept. of 2006, and the 1st SDXC (32GB) card in the world since March of 2009. The 2nd generation of Pretec high speed SD cards, SDHC 233X Class 10 cards, are capable of transferring data up to the speed of 35MB/s with minimum write speed of more than 10MB/s. In 2010, the upgrade 2nd generation of Pretec Class 16 SD cards enhanced the sustained write speed to be more than 16MB/s, the fastest of any SD cards in the world in the range of Class 16.

Pretec also offers SD card companion accessories with full reader lines supporting UHS performance and compatibility, including 1st USB 2.0 SDXC card reader in the world since 2009, ExpressCard SDXC reader and P240 USB3.0 multi-card reader in 2010, the 1st USB 3.0 card reader in the world.

With ultimate performance, Pretec 433X Class 16 card starts from affordable price at USD$29.99 (8GB).


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  1. At $29.99 There going to have there hands full keeping up with the orders.


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