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RiTDATA announces 1.1 and 1.6 GB CF Type II
RiTDATA (a subsidiary of RiTEK Taiwan) has today announced 1.1 and 1.6 GB "CompactStor" Compact Flash Type II storage drives. These devices (similar to the Microdrive) use a tiny mechanical hard drive for their storage. There are plans to expand the range up to a 6 GB capacity card (phew!). No pricing is yet available.
CompactStor CF Type II Hard Disk
RiTDATA Technology Inc (Taiwan) has released the "CompactsStor", a tiny portable mechanical hard disk drive, for portable electronic devices in the industry-standard CF+ Type II form factor (ATA compliant).
CompactStor is a micro storage media for portable digital IA (Information Appliance) products, such as cellular phones, digital cameras, MP3 players, e-books, etc..
CompactStor also applies for embedded systems and data collection (POS, process control, measurement, robotics) for industrial and defence applications.
In addition, the cost to store data on a CompactStor drive remains very low in comparison with other cards using Flash technology.
CompactStor is available in two capacities: 1.1GB and 1.6GB, and RITDATA plans to expand the capacity up to 6GB.
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CompactStor (1.1 GB) specifications
|Card Type||CF+, Type II (ATA and PCMCIA compatible)|
|Heads||2/1 GMR (22.5 Gb/Sq In)|
|Media||Glass (>4,000 Oe)|
|Seek Time||11 ms Average|
|Rotational Speed||3,600 RPM|
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||5.5 MB/sec|
|Operating Temp.||0 ~ 55 degree (Non-condensing)|
|Power||<250 ma="" average(nomal="">250>|
|<18 ma="" (idle="">18>|
|Relative Humidity||8 ~ 90%(Operating, Non-condensing)|
|Altitude||10,000 feet max (Operating)|
|Shock||175g @2ms 1/2 since wave (operating)|
|1500g @ 1ms 1/2 since wave (Non-Operating)|
|Vibration||2G 0-peak (5 to 500 Hz)|