66MB/sec with new CompactFlash 3.0 Spec

www.theinquirer.net reports that CompactFlash will get a boost in performance with the new CD 3.0 spec just released by the CFA (CompactFlash Association). The new standard will improve transfer speeds from the current 16 MB/sec to 66 MB/secs as well as add Ultra DMA 33 and Ultra DMA 66 to reduce the processor power required to manage data transfers.

I suspect though that devices will have to comply with the new standard to take advantage of the new speeds and where they don’t, the speed will drop back to 16 MB/sec.

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