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Storage company SanDisk will ship a 1GB version of its CompactFlash (CF) card in the first quarter of next year. It claims that this is the largest capacity CF card on the market.

The type I card is expected to at a price "under $800." SanDisk currently ships CF cards in the following capacities: 16, 32, 48, 64, 96, 128, 160, 192, 256, 384 and 512MB at prices ranging from $21.99 to $449.99.

The small CF cards provide a storage format often used in handheld computers, digital cameras and other devices. A variety of manufacturers, including HP, Kodak, Casio and more all have products that use the CF format.

SanDisk recently announced its Ultra CompactFlash format, intended for use in high-performance digital cameras. Compatible with existing CF-based cameras, the Ultra version allows transfer speeds of up to 2.8MB per second. ®

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