ADATA has joined the party with ISC3E, its new CFast card, designated for industrial units.
The CompactFlash Association introduced CFast 2.0 in 2012, and many memory card companies have introduced new flash memory products based on the specification. CFast 2.0 uses the SATA-3 interface to achieve much faster transfer speeds than traditional Compact Flash cards (theoretically up to 600 MB/sec).
ADATA's new ISC3E CFast is compatible with CFast 2.0 and is geared toward industrial uses, especially those requiring long-term operation (think kiosks, point-of-sale terminals, slot machines, and so on).
It is available in both SLC (4 GB – 64 GB) and MLC (4 GB – 128 GB) configurations. The MLC memory features sequential read and write speeds up to 435 MB/s and 120 MB/s, respectively, according to ADATA. The more reliable SLC has read/write speeds up to 165/170 MB/s. The ISC3E can also withstand temperatures from -40º C to +85º C. The technology operates at 3.3 volts and offers DVESLP (device sleep) to save power.
ADATA did not provide any information on pricing or availability.