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)|