In addition to fast read and write speeds, the cards provide a high level of durability and reliability for mission-critical applications such as industrial PCs, medical instruments, military applications, point-of-sale (POS) equipment and gaming machines.
The 16-Gbyte high-performance CompactFlash 5000 flash card uses binary memory, designed by SanDisk specifically for mass storage applications, to achieve a sustained read and write performance of up to 30-Mbytes/s. It supports a transfer mode of up to UDMA 4, an industry standard that enables high data transfer rates and includes performance boosters and on-the-fly error detection.
The 16-Gbyte CompactFlash 5000 uses SanDisk's patented flash management technology such as back block management, error detection and error correction code (EDC/ECC) to provide data reliability, even in extreme temperatures that can range from -13° to 185°Fahrenheit (-25 to +85 Celsius). It is available in fixed or removable configurations.
In addition to the mass storage-specific flash memory chips, CompactFlash 5000 includes an intelligent controller that provides a high-level interface to the host computer. This controller manages data storage and retrieval, defect handling and diagnostics, power management and clock control.
SanDisk Corp., www.sandisk.com