Toshiba announces sale of World’s fastest CompactFlash memory cards for high-end DSLR

Toshiba today announced that its new line of high performance CompactFlash (CF) memory cards, the Exceria PRO series, will go on sale from April 27th in the Japanese market. The initial line-up of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB cards offers the world’s highest level read and writes speeds and complies with the new Video Performance Guarantee Profile 2 (VPG-65) standard. . VPG-65 enables 4K resolution movie shooting and high quality Full HD video capture at high frame rates with no dropped frames.

The Exceria PRO CF cards integrate Toshiba’s high performance NAND flash memory and specially developed dedicated firmware. They achieve a read speed of 160MB/s and write speed of 150MB/s4, the highest level yet reported. The market for DSLR is expected to grow by some 50% from 2012 to 2015 and demand for CF cards will grow with it. Toshiba will be developing high performance memory cards to meet those needs of the market.Sales of the cards will also follow in Asia, Europe and North America.

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