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SmartMedia versus CompactFlash versus Springboard Flash Memory

Tue Jun 12, 2001 - 9:50 AM EDT - By Scott Hanselman

The Statistics

SmartMedia CompactFlash
Form Factor SSFDC Type I or Type II
Capacity - Unformatted Up to 128 MB Up to 128 Meg (Type I)
or 512 Meg (Type II non-microdrive)
Transfer Rates
Read Up to 1.5 MB/s Up to 1.5 MB/s
Write Up to 800 KB/s Up to 1.5 MB/s
Burst To/From Host Up to 8 MB/s Up to 8 MB/s
Sleep To Idle 2 ms 2 ms
Reliabiltiy
Endurance 1,000,000 Cycles 300,000 Cycles
Data Reliability 1 in 1014 bits, Read 1 in 1014 bits, Read
Power Requirements
Voltage 3.3V 5% 5V 10% or 3.3V 5%
Sleep/Standby 100 uA .2mA/0.5 mA
Read (max.) 10 mA 50mA/80mA
Write (max.) 10 mA 50mA/80mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature 0 C to 55 C 0 C to 60 C
Dimensions
Length 1.457" 1.433"
Width 1.772" 1.685"
Thickness 0.031" 0.130"
Weight 1.8 g 15 g
Memory Costs (thanks Vinny)
128MB $107 (.84/meg) $74 (.58/meg)
64MB $44 (.69/meg) $47 (.73/meg)
32MB $24 (.75/meg) $28 (.86/meg)



 

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