Next-gen CompactFlash Card Format is Based on PCIe

Tagged: CompactFlash, Format, Technology
Source: Daily Tech - Read the full article
Posted: 5 years 47 weeks ago

"Three industry heavy weights have come together to propose a new standard for a next generation storage medium to the CompactFlash Association. The new specification is being proposed by Sony, SanDisk, and Nikon. The idea the three firms are offering for ratification as a standard uses the much faster PCI Express interface. The PCIe based specification would have a maximum theoretical bandwidth of 500MB/s whereas the existing PATA interface tops out at a much slower 167MB/s. The faster speed would allow photographers to shoot large resolution RAW images in bursts without having shot limits and lag that are currently common with bursts of high-resolution images with the existing storage medium." | more



Joined: 04/07/2010
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this would be awesome! I hope it trickles down fast. Cheap fast storage would be awesome!