By Lisa Johnston On Nov 8 2010 - 5:01am
LOS ANGELES —
Transcend introduced a line
of CF cards that meet the CompactFlash Association’s
Transcend’s CFast cards measure 42.8mm
by 36.4mm by 3.3mm — the same physical dimensions
as traditional CF cards — but are designed
to act as solid-state drives.
The cards “integrate the rapid, more robust
SATA interface into the existing CF card form
factor, offering improved performance and convenience
for a variety of industrial applications,”
the company said.
Transfer rates reach up to 108MBps, Transcend
said, and are meant for industrial-PC
users and those with SATA 3Gbps-compatible
The cards are offered in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB
and 16GB capacities. Only pricing for the 8GB
was given by a spokeswoman, at $134. They
are not currently available, and the spokeswoman
could not confirm as to when they will be.