- Extended operational temperature -40 to +85C
- SLC NAND Flash Only
- SATA-II 3.0Gb/s operation (Backward compatible to SATA-I 1.5Gb/s operation)
- Industrial Wear Leveling – Includes Static Block Management
- Supports TRIM and SMART Command Transport
- On-Board ECC capable of correcting 8/24 bit errors per 512/1024 byte sector
WINSYSTEMS’ CFast™ card provides high capacity data storage that electrically complies with the Serial ATA International Organization standard in a small form factor based on the popular Compact Flash form factor. Designed to fit the requirements of high speed, high capacity and high endurance, with dual/quad channel flash access and advanced flash management. The superior wear leveling carried out by the controller chip involves all physical blocks including the ones containing static data to meet the most demanding requirements from users in a data traffic intensive environment. The card contains a 7+17 Pin connector consisting of a SATA compatible 7 pin signal connector and a 17 pin power and control connector.
The Industrial Grade CFast™ Memory Cards are constructed with single-level-cell (SLC) NAND flash memory devices. It employs a variety of sophisticated functions, such as the BCH error correction code which is capable of correcting 8 or 24 bit errors per 512/1024 bytes. The wear-leveling methods ensure even wear of flash blocks across the entire card capacity. With background operations to track erase counts, the card prioritizes new writes to blocks with lower wear, and relocates static data to blocks with higher wear. Bad-block Management routines replace worn blocks with spare blocks reserved by the controller on card initialization. SMART command support allows users to read spare and bad block information to evaluate drive health at run time and receive an early warning before the drive life ends. All Flash management utilities allow for maximum levels of data reliability and card endurance for prolonged life cycle.