New Memory Format Proposed, Will support capacities up to 2TB!
Memory card users, who complain of low speeds and low storage capacities, rejoice. Major storage media manufacturers Sandisk, Sony, and Nikon have proposed a new high-speed memory card format, which will support up to 2TB capacities according to a report on The Inquirer. These companies have already submitted their proposal to theCompactFlash Association (CFA) and the international standards organization to get the format approved.
According to its specifications, the new format supports a data transfer rate of up to 500 MB/s using the PCI Express interface, as against the CompactFlash s current PATA interface. It must be noted that it was not more than a month ago that CompactFlash Association released CF6.0 specifications with a maximum data transfer rate of 167 MB/s, which was quite an increase in the speed over the predecessor, and the new proposed format by these companies is therefore going to be a tremendous jump in data transfer speeds.
Shigeto Kanda, chairman of CFA board said, This ultra high-speed media format will enable further evolution of hardware and imaging applications, and widen the memory card options available to CompactFlash users such as professional photographers.
While, the new format is aimed to address the demands of better burst speeds in RAW photography by professional photographers, it will certainly enter the general market and start being used in popular electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, tablets and even point & shoot digital cameras and HD camcorders.