Kingston Technology 4 GB, 45x Elite Pro Compact Flash Memory Card

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About Kingston Technology

The Elite Pro line offers a memory grade for enthusiasts and professionals who require higher write speeds and lower power consumption from their CompactFlash cards. This allows Elite Pro users the opportunity to get additional speed and performance out of their flash memory based equipment

With image files quickly growing in size, the time it takes to store or write those files to a Flash card is becoming an important buying criterion for prosumers and professionals. Today, many Flash cards are sold with an "X" speed rating that is similar to how CD-ROM drives are sold. This rating system gives users a performance indicator of how fast the card can transfer images.

Kingston's Elite Pro/Ultimate Flash Cards "X" Speed Ratings
Kingston defines X-speed as the write speed, because users generally care more about how long it takes to write data to a Flash cardwhen using it in a digital camera or cell phone. Typically, read speeds are higher than write speeds for Flash cards, so the write speed is more meaningful when measuring performance.
45X Elite Pro/Ultimate X Speed = 6.75 Comparable MB/sec.
50X Elite Pro/Ultimate X Speed = 7.50 Comparable MB/sec.

Kingston Elite Pro/Ultimate Flash Cards for Quality and High Performance
Kingston's Flash cards deliver on the quality and high performance needed by prosumers and professionals alike. These cards also have speed headroom to support users who plan to upgrade later to newer and faster host devices.

As the world's leading independent memory products manufacturer, Kingston uses only top-quality Flash chips and manufactures Flash products in state-of-the-art factories. All cards come with a lifetime warranty, 24/7 technical support and Kingston's legendary reliability, making Kingston the ideal memory choice for Flash storage devices.

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Most Liked Positive Review


A genuine bargain.

Seems like yesterday when I was impressed by the speed of a 40X Compact Flash card. Now we're at 300X, and there's no end in sight. Truth is, for 90% of my work, 45X (these cards) is more than sufficient by a wide margin. Reliable, fast enough, and a great warranty. What more could you ask for?


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Reviewed by 68 customers


Great Card and Great Price


I like the fact that I can get 1000 shots on one card. There is room for an occasional good shot I might make.


Great card, esp. for the price!


I got this card at a great sale price - haven't seen it as low before or since. I wasn't sure I needed 4 GB of memory but I love it & it came in real handy when I was at CMA Fanfare in Nashville in June. It was great to have just 1 card & not worry about switching. Plus, it's fast! Even at regular price, it's a good deal for a great card!


Excellent Bang For the Buck


I don't require super read/write speeds, although this card's speed is excellent. The cost per megabyte, including the rebate, made this an unbeatable value.


a good buy


excellent price for this product


Fast and cheap!


It's really great for the price. The size is also very convenient: for casual shooting, it's the only card I need to bring with me.


My favorite digital transport medium


I use this product to transport images between computers, especially between college classes and my home PC. It works fast and reliably any time.


Great Card, Even Better Price


I use this product all the time. I used to have a 2GB card that I was getting close to filling up. So I purchased this one and now I just shot and don't worry about storage space.


Good Value


Good value for the money. Have used the card about 4 or 5 times so far. So far, so good.


Solid Value for RAW Shooters


If you do events, weddings, graduations or sports and shoot RAW this card will help. It's not the fastest or the latest, but it is solid and reliable. The price is good and gets even better when Kingston offers a rebate. I've used and abused Kingston CF and SD cards and never had a problem with any.


Why buy only one?


I resently bought the Kingston 4 GB Flash Drive to take with me on a safari in South Africa. The quality of the photos is awesome! I was asked when I developed them if they were done by a professional - no just an enthusiastic traveler. For the price and quality, buy an extra. You never know when a lion, elephant, or beautiful sunset needs to be captured.

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