CompactFlash storage is rarely seen outside the confines of the DSLR world, but in high-end photography the format still reigns supreme. The current CF cards have their limitations though, many of which will get resolved with the 5.0 spec. The biggest change is the move to 48-bit addressing which not only allows for much larger card capacities, but for larger and more efficient data block transfer - 32MB from 128K.
Sandisk has started shipping their 64GB Ultra SDXC card (SDSDRH-064G-A11). The card marks Samsung's highest capacity SD card to date and features 15MB/sec read speed. The best part though is the price, $349.99 retail, making it the most affordable high capacity SD card on the market.
Seagate has announced it has started shipping its industry-first 2TB Enterprise SAS hard drives with a 6Gb/s interface (ST32000444SS). The 3.5-inch Constellation ES is a fourth-generation drive available in 500GB/1TB/2TB capacities with 3 or 6Gb/s interfaces.
Corsair has introduced its latest portable flash drive, the Padlock 2. It features built-in 256-bit hardware encryption and a physical PIN keypad integrated into the device.
Kingston has released what they're calling the largest USB flash drive in the United States, the 256GB DataTraveler 310. Kingston previously offered the now discontinued DataTraveler 300, which is a 256GB flash drive available outside the US.
Toshiba has announced the MBF series of enterprise hard drives. The 2.5" drives come in a top capacity of 600GB. The drives are also the first to incorporate Toshiba's enterprise-class self encrypting drive (SED) offering, which encrypts data within the storage device.