Compact Flash Memory

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Performance:

Our Test System:

  • AMD Athlon XP 1600+ (AGOIA stepping @ default speeds)
  • ABIT AT7-MAX2
  • ABIT Media XP Pro

We ran all tests using Sysoft Sandra 2003 Pro’s File System Benchmark. We used the CF card reader on ABIT’s Media XP Pro using USB 1.1.

Data Read Speed Results:

Results: The Transcend Module definitely has the lead on data read rates. The Kingston and Sandisk modules are about the same, running about 50kB/Sec slower than the Transcend.

Data Write Speed Results:

Results: The Transcend Module has the lead on data write rates. The Kingston is in second, running about 50kB/Sec slower than the Transcend. And the Sandisk module, that came with our Canon digital camera, came in last.

We were relatively surprised by the range in the results above. We expected the transfer rates of the different memory modules to be relatively the same. However, as you can see by our results, this was not the case! We were very pleasantly surprised with Transcend’s results being much faster than expected. Transcend definitely has a winner here, in both read and write!

The Kingston module is no slouch either. The read speeds were about normal, but being over 800kB/Sec for write speed is above expected speeds for USB 1.1, so with this fact, Kingston deserves acknowledgment for a quality product as well!

Now on to our conclusion…

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