Sonnet Pro Dual CompactFlash® Adapter ExpressCard/34 Adds Greater Speed, Convenience to Media Transfers

IRVINE, Calif. — Sept. 13, 2008 — Sonnet Technologies today announced the Pro Dual CompactFlash® (CF) Adapter ExpressCard/34, which enables digital photographers to transfer files concurrently from two CF memory cards to a MacBook® Pro computer on-location or in the field, studio, or office. The ability to transfer data from two cards concurrently, rather than swapping them out of the adapter, makes for a significantly more convenient and efficient workflow. The Sonnet adapter uses the 2.5 Gbps PCI Express interface incorporated into ExpressCard® slots, so it delivers performance superior to adapters that depend on the ExpressCard slot's USB 2.0 interface.

"The Pro Dual CompactFlash Adapter ExpressCard/34 saves precious time for professional photographers, allowing them to transfer content quickly," said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. "Media professionals today are expected to produce results quickly, whether working remotely or in the studio. This newest adapter also allows the photographer to swap a pair of cards and get back to shooting while the cards' photos are being imported."

Sonnet's unique dual-slot CF memory card adapter accepts two Type I (flash memory) cards or a combination of one Type I and one Type II (hard drive) card. The high-performance Sonnet dual CF card adapter supports UDMA6 transfer modes with sustained data transfers up to 133 MB/sec. The Sonnet adapter supports at full speed the fastest available CF memory cards and future CF cards up to 886x, making it a superior alternative to USB readers. Its compact size allows it to fit into a gear bag.

The Pro Dual CompactFlash Adapter ExpressCard/34 is compatible with MacBook Pro systems running Mac OS® Version 10.5 or higher. The adapter will be shipping in October 2008 at a suggested retail price of $99.95.

More information about the Pro Dual CompactFlash Adapter ExpressCard/34, Sonnet Technologies, and the company's other products are available at

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About Sonnet Technologies

Sonnet Technologies Inc. of Irvine, Calif., is a leader in providing local storage systems for professional users of Macintosh®, Windows®, and UNIX® systems in the film, video, and broadcast industries. Since its founding in 1986, Sonnet has pioneered and brought to market innovative solutions that enhance the performance and connectivity of Macintosh and industry-standard computers. Today, the company is a world-leading computer hardware upgrade company with a product line featuring a range of high-performance, cost-effective, and reliable storage solutions, as well as a variety of performance-extending upgrade cards. More information is available at