Modest and not very attractive looking miniature data storage media aka Compact Flash cards become more and more popular among uses. It is mostly caused by the fact that digital cameras using these flash cards get more and more widely spread. Besides, the constantly updated announcements about the manufacturers’ success in this field also warm up the public interest.
Today the maximum storage capacity of a CompactFlash card has already reached 6GB. However, since the price of these record-breaking solutions is still pretty high we are going to talk about a slightly smaller models today. Flash cards of 1GB storage capacity are quite widespread already and meet most requirements of the users looking for high-capacity memory solutions at a reasonable price. Today we will talk about five products of the kind tested with the help of two high-speed interfaces.
Transcend CompactFlash 30x and 45x
Transcend Company will be represented by two solutions in our today’s roundup. One of them is TS1GFLASHCP and is positioned by the company as a Performance solution. This product category includes products with 128MB-1GB storage capacity. The data transfer rate is claimed to be 30x. this CompactFlash card is now selling for $252.
The second solution to be participating in our today’s test session is TS1GCF45, which is positioned as an Ultra Performance product. This means that it should be able to transfer data at 45x speed (do you see the marking on the card?) This solution is selling for $284.
Both CompactFlash cards come in an identical package. You will get a transparent plastic box with the card and indicated data transfer rate, a quick installation guide, a warranty coupon, a small promotional leaflet and a safety case.