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Kingston Elite Pro CompactFlash

Postby Apoptosis » Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:50 am

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Now that CompactFlash (CF) memory has become popular we take a look at Kingston's flash memory line. We take their ElitePro series and see how it performs over the standard series. Is it worth the extra ~10% to get a "high-speed" CF card over the standard? We think it can be justified!

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Postby tiger88 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:42 pm

Hello:

When you testeed this against the SanDisk model, Was it the Ultra II or a regular SanDisk. I have an Ultra II and it fast. I was interested in this model because I have seen it on ebaY for a good price for the 4GB model. Just wondering. I will read other reviews on this product and hope it helps with my choice. You have a great day.

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Postby tiger88 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 1:59 pm

ok another question for you...

I noticed that this is a type 1. And the scandisk I have is a type 2. Do you know if there is a difference in these. My scandisk is rated at 9MB a sec, and they say that the kingston has a rating of up to 8MB write speed. According to you tests, it doesnt seem that fast, or at least 8MB a sec. I have a Sony F828, and I dont know if that makes a difference in the speed writing, with the type of camera. Thanks for any inf oyu have on this.

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Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 10, 2005 2:35 pm

I believe the SanDisk was the regular model. As for your question about CF 1 versus CF 2 I believe it all has to do with the thickness of the card.

The only difference between CF Type I and CF Type II cards is the card thickness. CF Type I is 3.3 mm thick and CF Type II cards are 5mm thick. A CF Type I card will operate in a CF Type I or CF Type II slot. A CF Type II card will only fit in a CF Type II slot. The electrical interfaces are identical. CompactFlash is available in both CF Type I and CF Type II cards, though predominantly in CF Type I cards. The Microdrive is a CF Type II card. Most CF I/O cards are CF Type I, but there are some CF Type II I/O cards.

At 43mm (1.7") x 36mm (1.4") x 3.3mm (0.13"), the CF Type I card's thickness is less than one-half of a current PCMCIA Type II card. It is actually one-fourth the volume of a PCMCIA card. Compared to a 68-pin PCMCIA card, a CF card has 50 pins but still conforms to ATA specs. It can be easily slipped into a passive 68-pin PCMCIA Type II to CF Type I adapter that fully meets PCMCIA electrical and mechanical interface specifications.

At 43mm (1.7") x 36mm (1.4") x 5mm (0.19"), the CF Type II card's thickness is equal to a current PCMCIA Type II card. It is actually less than one-half the volume of a PCMCIA card. Compared to a 68-pin PCMCIA card, a CF card has 50 pins but still conforms to ATA specs. It can be easily slipped into a passive 68-pin PCMCIA Type II to CF Type II adapter that fully meets PCMCIA electrical and mechanical interface specifications.

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Postby tiger88 » Thu Mar 10, 2005 3:33 pm

So the SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash may not be a type 2 in size then. So, if you know this, do you know what size will fit the camera I have, a Sony F828. Or will both fit and one is just smaller than the other. I didnt know there was different sizes on these. I know theres SD cards and Compact Flash cards that are different sizes. I thank you for your reply.

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Postby Apoptosis » Thu Mar 10, 2005 4:14 pm

The Sony DSC-F828 will take either CF 1 and/or 2 cards

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Postby tiger88 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:59 pm

Thanks for the info. YOu have a great day. If I have anymore questions, I will write to this again. Thanks again.


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