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Apacer – Ultra high-speed CFast cards for high-performance industrial computing systems (MLC solutions)Sep 27 2012 - Subs & Systems [More Subs & Systems Articles]
When it comes to the ever-evolving core technologies of embedded systems, data transmission efficiency and speed are the main targets for improvement. In response, Apacer, one of the world’s top PC SSD manufacturers, has introduced a new CFast memory card to support the SATA II 3Gb/s high-speed transmission mode. After winning customer favour, Apacer has upgraded the capacity and speed of its industrial CFast memory cards. Additionally, the cards come in MLC solutions and support extended operating temperatures. These latest industrial CFast cards, featuring a peak reading speed of 160MB/s, break the speed limits of the CF cards currently used by industrial enterprises being three times faster than typical industrial CF cards, dramatically promoting file transmission efficiency, making it one of the best storage solutions for high performance computing systems, says the company.
The newly launched CFCard is based on the CFast specification V1.0, it combines the form factor of existing CompactFlash cards with the adoption of the 7pin SATA signal, 17-pin power supply, and reserves additional space for special functions. Thus, the read / write speed is boosted up to 160/140 Mbytes per second, realizing the transmission efficiency of a SATA interface. Whether using industry-level, highly-reliable SLC chips or cost-effective MLC solutions, the new CFast cards always offer a resistance to extended operating temperatures (-40C to 85C), and are available in capacities of 64GB(SLC) and 128GB(MLC), satisfying the requirements of large capacity and high-efficiency embedded high-performance computing systems.
In terms of product endurance, this SSD supports the ECC function, which minimizes potential errors led by frequent data access to enhance the accuracy and integrity of data. In addition, for data security, the card uses the Secure Erase command to completely clear the data in the storage blocks, effectively protecting the data from disclosure, says the company.