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CFFire800 Pro FireWire 800 to UDMA CompactFlash Drive Read-Writer

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Synchrotech's CFFire800 Pro FireWire 800 to UDMA CompactFlash Drive Read-Writer is a must for pro photographers and other demanding users of high speed CompactFlash memory cards. Capable of exploiting the high speeds of the latest generation of CompactFlash memory cards, the CFFire800 FireWire 800 boasts incredible read speeds of up to 43MBs with Lexar's new UDMA 300X and 39MBs with SanDisk's Extreme IV CompactFlash cards.

The CFFire800 FireWire 800 to CompactFlash Drive reader supports all the latest high-speed CompactFlash standards including PIO Modes 1-4, DMA Modes 0-2, and UDMA Modes 0-6. CFFire800 features a single CompactFlash slot for CompactFlash Type I and II including Hitachi Microdrives and other CFII+ rotating media. It supports FireWire 800 (and 400 with and optionally purchased adapter) connectivity on both Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems. The FireWire to CompactFlash uses FireWire bus power, so the CFFire800 reader plugs and plays with no external AC power. CFFire800 Pro FireWire 800 to CompactFlash Drive requires no drivers and comes with a one year limited warranty.

Part Number and Description
PCM-CR-FW81ECF-02 CFFire800 Pro FireWire 800 to UDMA CompactFlash Drive Read-Writer
Requires powered FireWire 9-pin port
Optional Accessories Sold Separately
CAB-FW8-9-6-CONV FireWire 800 IEEE1394b 9pin (female) to 6pin (male) Converter Plug
Use CFFire800 Pro with 6-pin FireWire 400 Ports
ADP-ATA-CF CompactFlash Type I to 16-bit PC Card Type I/II Adapter for ATA Flash
Only supported for use with ATA Flash Memory PC Cards.

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Features and Specifications

MacOSX Win32 x86Unix

CE Mark

FireWire Logo

Vista Ready

Features
FireWire bus powered, no power adapter required
Supports media hot swapping and FireWire plug and play
Compact and portable design with low power consumption
Supports PIO Modes 1-4, DMA Modes 0-2, and UDMA Modes 0-6
High speeds of over to 45MBps (Megabytes) interface access to UDMA Mode 6 (Ultra ATA/133) storage cards
Easy Installation
CE Approved
Warranty Information
1 Year Limited Warranty
Select Benchmarks
Windows XP (Read / Write) 1394b
Lexar 8GB UDMA 300X: 42.6 / 23.2 MB/s
SanDisk 8GB Extreme IV: 38.1 / 23.4 MB/s
Transcend 4GB CF 120X: 13.9 / 7.0 MB/s
SanDisk 1GB Ultra II: 10.6 / 9.1 MB/s
Mac OS X 10.4.9 (Read / Write) 1394b
Lexar 8GB UDMA 300X: 43.0 / 38.0 MB/s
SanDisk 8GB Extreme IV: 39.0 / 33.0 MB/s
Transcend 4GB CF 120X: 14.2 / 11.2 MB/s
SanDisk 1GB Ultra II: 11.2 / 11.0 MB/s
PCMCIA Media Support
CompactFlash Memory Cards
High Speed CompactFlash Memory Cards including PIO4, DMA 2 and UDMA6 based cards like Lexar's UDMA 300X and Sandisk's Extreme® IV
Microdrives and other CFII+ rotating media
Transfer Rates
FireWire 800: 800Mbps (Megabits)
FireWire 400: 400Mbps (Megabits) when used with CAB-FW8-9-6-CONV converter
Standards
PC Card Version 2.1/JEIDA 4.1
IEEE 1394a/b (FireWire)
System Requirements
PC or Macintosh with free nine pin FireWire 800 port
PC or Macintosh with free six pin FireWire 400 port and optional CAB-FW8-9-6-CONV converter (purchased separately)
Mac OS X 10.1x or later
Windows 2000/XP and Vista
Unsupported, but known to work with FireWire capable Mac OS Classic 9.X
Unsupported, but known to work with FireWire capable BSD and Linux distributions
Electrical Characteristics
Bus Powered: 12V ±10% @ < 1.0A
Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 70.0 X 70.0 X 25.0mm (LWH ± .5mm)
Cable Length: 0.95m
Weight: 92g
Operating Environment
Temperature Operating: 0° C to 55° C
Humidity Operating: 20-85% (RH max.) non-condensing
Humidity Storage: 0-90% (RH max.) non-condensing
Package Includes
CFFire800 Pro FireWire 800 to UDMA CompactFlash Drive Read-Writer

Support

W3 Document Terry White Reviews the CFFire800 Pro
W3 Document Creating Fastest Portable RAW Photo Import for Pro-Photojournalists
Story of how Synchrotech innovated a two headed UDMA CompactFlash reader solution for sports photographers using a MacBook Pro in the field.
W3 Document Modern UDMA CompactFlash Reader Benchmarks FireWire vs. USB 2.0
Benchmarks demonstrating the wide gulf in speeds between high performance buses and lower performing buses when accessing data on UDMA enabled CompactFlash Cards. As with benchmarks comparing hard disk drives, FireWire consistently beats out USB 2.0 by significant margins for read and write speeds to mass storage devices. With recent UDMA CompactFlash reaching throughputs of Ultra ATA/133 (UDMA 6), choosing an appropriate CompactFlash reader to take advantage of such speeds is mission critical.
W3 Document FireWire CF Readers Trounce USB 2.0 Readers in UDMA CompactFlash Download Comparison
A review and comparison shows FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 based card readers doubling throughput of the best USB 2.0 readers.
W3 Document XP SP2 FireWire Performance Fix
Performance of 1394 devices may decrease after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
Microsoft document and download for fixing possible performance decreases after SP2 installs

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