Fastest Thing In The Shop - Hoodman 1000X
Hoodman Steel 1000X cards have arrived in-store. These are professional Compact Flash cards in 16 Gb size. They are in a steel-clad case so that you cannot squash or distort them. They are tested individually in the USA to make sure that Hoodman can offer a lifetime warranty on them.
Fast? These will accept data at 120MB per second and fire it out at 150MB per second. I suspect that this far outstrips most of the camera equipment and computer ancillary gear that we use right now....BUT imagine what transfer speeds will be in the future. The new USB 3.0 standard is just now starting to appear in computer connections and the associated readers and has speeded life up - imagine how this will accelerate in the future.
Note that the Sony XQD cards list a read/write speed at 125 MB.second but these are currently only going out to service the Nikon D4 cameras.
Any rate, back to the Hoodman 1000X. These are an ideal match to modern professional cameras that will be trying for a high burst rate - or seek to record full HD video shooting. They are perfectly suited to the Hoodman RAW Steel Superspeed USB 3.0 reader - and this sort of combination should be at the cutting edge of imaging for some time.