Pretec's Stumps Up 64GB Compact Flash Card, and 100GB: World's Largest

100GB CF cards.... holy moly that's huge. Pretec's saying it's the world's largest capacity CF, and I'm not going to argue. It's a 233x speed card, capable of access rates at 35MB/s and it, along with its smaller 64GB sibling, is being shown at Photokina this week. Not satisfied with that though, Pretec's also… » 9/23/08 3:58am 9/23/08 3:58am

Are Bulletproof USB Thumb Drives Actually Bulletproof?

Finnish computer-magazine Tietokone aims to find out. Most fail at small handguns, but Pretec's round drive actually shrugged off a .357 Magnum with no problems.

It got dented with a .44, but totally disintegrated when they shot a .500 at it. That's probably as strong as you're gonna get with a "bulletproof" thumb …

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Pretec's 8GB SD 2.0 Memory Card

Pretec will release an 8GB SD 2.0 (SDHC) memory card before the end of the year that will have access speeds of up to 20MB per second. Unlike SD cards using the old SD 1.0/1.1, cards following the SD 2.0 standard won't have a 4GB size limit. Chalk this up to a new method of allocating space on the drive: whereas the… » 8/31/06 2:37pm 8/31/06 2:37pm