CompactFlash Cards

  ferrispedro 09:15 29 Oct 2007

Can anyone tell me why these cards are so much dearer than other types,also why do they have so many pins? Many thanks.Peter.

  Technotiger 09:31 29 Oct 2007

I think you are in the wrong forum, this should be in the Consumerwatch forum, listed on the left of this page.

  hssutton 09:37 29 Oct 2007

To answer the first part of your question. A quick check online shows 2 gb XD card @ £18, C/pact flash 4gb @ £18.

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  DieSse 09:57 29 Oct 2007

"...why do they have so many pins?"

Because the way they were designed needed lots of pins.

"CompactFlash defines a physical interface which is smaller than, but electrically identical to, the ATA interface. That is, it appears to the host device as if it were a hard disk of some defined size and has a tiny IDE controller onboard the CF device itself."

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Why? - well it probably seemed like the best way to do it at the time it was designed.

  anchor 16:14 30 Oct 2007

SD cards seem to be more in vogue, and currently very cheap.

£8.99 for 2Gb.

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