Addonics Technologies has announced a SATA to CompactFlash adapter board, which allows a CompactFlash device to be used in any system that has a SATA port. The Addonics SATA to CF Adapter is one of the fastest CF Readers/Writers available. It is compliant with Serial ATA 1.0a specifications and is capable of high transfer rates of up to 1.5Gbps, depending on the type of media used.
The solution connects directly to the SATA port of any system and supports direct booting from the Type I/II CF, and IBM Micro Drive media as well as hot swapping of CF media without the need to restart the system. Addonics bundles each reader/writer with a 3.5-inch bay bracket (black or ivory), a standard-height bracket and a low-profile PCI slot mounting bracket. The SATA to CF Adapter can be installed in any computer case, mini computer, embedded system, iPC or rack-mount case. The versatility and the fast performance of this adapter make it an ideal CF read/write device for many industrial PCs, embedded systems or various vertical applications. The adapter is compatible with DOS, Windows 3.1, NT4, 98SE, Me 2000 and XP, and Linux. The reader/writer is transparent to the operating system and does not require any drivers.
MSRP of the Addonics SATA to CF Adapter is $36.99.