Kingston packs data recovery software on Compact Flash cards

Kingston today said that will be upgrading its "ultimate" line of Compact Flash (CF) cards by preloading Ontrack's Easy Recovery Professional software 6.1 onto the devices. The application is designed to assist users to recover accidentally deleted or damaged files.

According to Kingston, the cards have been accelerated by 33% and now offer a write speed of 133x. Write speeds are now rated at up to 20 MB/s and read speeds at 23 MB/s. Also, there is a new 8 GB card that joins the existing 2 and 4 GB versions.

Kingston offers the 2 GB version for about $140 and the 4 GB model for about $250. The new 8 GB version is available for $450, while the entry-level 1 GB (100x) sells for just under $70.