12Gb Compact Flash - Only $14,900!

May 26, 2004 | Mark Goldstein | Digital | Comment |

A couple of months ago at the CeBIT show in Germany, Pretec announced that they would ship a 12Gb compact flash card in the 2nd half of 2004. Today DPReview have revealed exactly how much it will cost you to own the largest memory card in the world - a mere $14,900!! I bet that must have been an interesting discussion in Pretec’s marketing department…

DPReview have also published prices for Pretec’s other new cards:

3 GB card - 166,000 YEN ($1,490)
4 GB card - 207,00 YEN ($1,860)
6 GB card - 525,000 YEN ($4,700)
12 GB card - 1,659,000 YEN ($14,900).

Original Pretec Press Release

6GB CompactFlash card pricing reduced, 12GB CF card announced by Pretec

Hannover, Germany, March 18, 2004 - Pretec Electronics Corp. (Hall 19 Booth B06), the 2nd company in the world offering CompactFlash memory card (CF) card since 1995, dropped its pricing for 6GB CF memory card, the largest capacity flash memory card in the world of any small form factors which Pretec demonstrated and started shipping since September 2003, from $7499 to $3499. Pretec also announced 12GB CF card today at CeBIT 2004, 300% larger capacity than any of it??s closest competitors in the world, priced at $9999, to be delivered
by 2nd half of 2004.

Pretec has been consistently demonstrated the highest capacity CF card in the world from 64MB (10/1998, New York, Microsoft Jupiter Launch), 80MB (1/1999, Las Vegas, CES), 128MB (3/1999, Hannover, CeBIT), 160MB (6/1999, Denver, Microsoft WinCE Dev. Conference), 320MB (4/2000, New York, Microsoft PocketPC Launch, partner with Casio), 640MB (5/2001, Partner with Kodak Professional and Ricoh), 1.5GB/2GB/3GB (11/2002, Las Vegas, Comdex), and
6GB (3/2003, Hannover, CeBIT). In addition to the excellent track record of Pretec??s relentless pursuit of innovation towards higher capacity, Pretec has also established the reliability reputation by becoming the only CF card supplier in the world which can provide industrial and military grade ruggedized CF cards constructed with precision mechanics, full metal protection, sustain a wide range ( -40??~125??) working temperature and offer ultimate level of data protection and security features to prevent user??s image files, software, crucial data and
products from being damaged.

A true pioneer to expand the applications of small form factor cards, Pretec created I/O card in CF form factor in 1997 (Demonstrated at CFA annual meeting, Santa Cruz, CA), the first such device in history, which ushers the era of endless possibility to expand and to extend for IA devices such as PDA, digital camera/camcorder, MP3 player, set-top-box, thin client terminal, etc. The most comprehensive wireless communication CF cards in the world, including GPS,
Bluetooth, 802.11b, GPRS, cordless modem are being exhibited at Pretec CeBIT booth, among many other Multimedia CF card and Memory card.

About Pretec
Pretec?? Electronics Corp. (http://www.pretec.com) offers a complete spectrum of small form factor memory cards and card readers such as ATA/CF card, IDE & Mini-IDE Flash Drive (MIDE??), SmartMedia??, MultiMedia Card??, and SD Card for the digital imaging, mobile computing, and Military/Industrial Control markets; and is the creator of Innovative CompactI/O?? cards for PocketPC??, digital cameras and many IA devices. Pretec has consistently demonstrated the highest capacity CF cards in the world; such as 80MB, 128MB, 160MB, 320MB, 640MB, 1.5GB, 2GB, 3GB, 6GB and 12GB CF card at various locations around the world for the past five years.

*Note: MIDE??, CompactI/O??, CompactModem??, and CompactLAN?? are trademarks of Pretec
Electronics Corporation. PocketPC?? is trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned herein are recognized as the property of their respective holders.