CompactFlash capacities hit 16GB

Both Pretec and SanDisk have unveiled new CF cards with capacities up to 16GB.

SanDisk will offer both 12GB and 16GB cards in their Extreme III performance line. Both will come with minimum write and read speeds of 20MB/sec. The cards will be available in December with the 12GB card selling for $779.99 USD and the 16GB for $1049.99 USD.

Pretec has also unveiled 16GB CF cards. One version will offer access speeds up to 12MB/sec and another will offer access speeds up to 20MB/sec. The cards should be available at the end of the year but pricing was not revealed.