The CompactFlash Association has a brand new 5.0 standard that will increase the addressing from 28-bits to 48, resulting in an exponential gain in the amount of storage. This would mean the new format is capable of hitting 144-petabytes (PB) once flash technology is able to catch up with the new ceiling. Apart from that, pro photographers and videographers are will be able take advantage of new safeguards that is able to guarantee a certain minimum level of performance while preventing dropped frames, especially in HD video. No idea on when CF 5.0 cards will hit the market, but it isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
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