Memory Cards, Part 1: CompactFlash From 8GB To 64GB

Test Setup And Access Time

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System Hardware
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8MB L2 Cache)
Motherboard (Sockel 1366)Supermicro X8SAX Revision: 1.1; Chipset: Intel X58 + ICH10R; BIOS: 1.0B
RAM3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDDSeagate NL35 400GB; ST3400832NS 7,200 RPM, SATA 1.5Gb/s, 8MB Cache
Compact FlashAddonics ADSACFW SATA
Secure Digital HCSanDisk ImageMate
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800W OCZ800EXS-EU
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.12PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2006.07.27Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkWorkstation-Benchmark
System Software & Drivers
Operating SystemWindows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel ChipsetChipset Installation Utility
AMD GraphicsRadeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage8.7.0.1007

Access Time

The access time test is typically irrelevant for memory cards used in digital cameras and other types of professional devices.