Compact Flash is a small, removable mass storage device used in portable electronic devices. It’s a popular card choice for use with personal digital assistants (PDAs) and digital cameras, but not only that. The card weigh a half ounce (about 15 grams), it have the size of a matchbook or even smaller (the latest models) and it was first introduced in 1994 by SanDisk. The card provide complete PCMCIA-ATA functionality and compatibility. Most Compact Flash devices contain a flash memory in a standardized enclosure, the cards are designed with flash technology – that’s a nonvolatile storage solution that does not require a battery to retain data indefinitely.
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