Pretec 12 GB Compact Flash

Started May 27, 2004 | Discussions thread
Jerre Contributing Member • Posts: 971
WARNING- new trend in rating compact flash size

The following article was posted about another new size '8 gig' flash card. Price not as bad as the Pretech but check out the actual data storage size!! Other companies may soon follow this marketing ploy.

Flash Drive Holds 8GB Compressed Data

By Ian Chiu at Wed 26 May 2004, 12:41 PM

4GB Compact Flash card has debuted, but Kanguru is the first to release a 4GB flash drive. The KanguruMicro 2.0 drive can even hold 8GB data, assuming 2:1 data compression.

At a cost of $1699.95, you can get one Apple PowerBook 12", six Apple iPod Mini 4GB or nine 1GB Hi-Speed USB flash drives. Comparatively, the iPod Mini 4GB uses Hitachi’s mechanical miniature hard drive whereas the KanguruMicro 2.0 utilizes NAND flash memory. A 4GB Compact Flash card by Lexar is also several hundred dollars less expensive than the KanguruMicro 2.0.

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