The newest installation of a flash storage card from Swissbit combines the CompactFlash form factor with a SATA interface. The single-level-cell (SLC) F-200 series CFast card features capacity between 2 GB and 64 GB. With TRIM command, the card can achieve up to 600 IOPS for 4k write and read/write speeds of up to 130 MB/s with a maximum power consumption of 0.9 W. Compatible with ATA7 and ATA8, it boasts a SATA II (Spec 2.6) interface.
In order to eliminate problems related to unexpected storage failures, Swissbit has equipped the power fail safe F-200 series with a self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) protocol and lifetime monitoring. Designed to provide rugged storage for embedded and industrial systems, the cards can withstand shock, vibration, extreme temperatures (-40°C to +85°C), and high altitude. The F-200 series attains its high level of reliability through wear leveling; read disturb management; and the BCH-ECC unit, which can correct up to 24 bits per 1024 bytes.
The cards will be available in August 2012. For more information, visit Swissbit.