Introduction: I love Digital Photography. My current setup is a Canon 10D SLR and two 512MB Ridata CF. My PSD is an old Digital Album (upgraded with a 60GB HDrive). This setup is good with my current type of shooting since each CF could contain approximately 160 Full Resolution JPEG. Unfortunately, I would love to shoot Raw but a 512MB CF only contain 75 RAW. This is not enough for me since I have to manipulate CF too often (CF are quite small and I don’t want to loose one of them or even format the wrong CF this is an error that could happened when swapping to much). I’m also considering the new Hi-Speed Canon 1D Mark II and I’m pretty sure this machine gun will need much bigger CF. My ideal setup would be: 1 very fast and big CF (2GB or more) and one of my old 512MB Ridata CF as backup.

Update on 08/27/2004: I have my marvelous Mark II for 2 month now. This is an incredible machine, everything's fast, accurate and can be tunned. Noise is incredibly low even at 1600Iso. Autonomy is no more a problem. I also baught a 2GB 52x/Pro Ridata. This CF is a very good product considering Price & Speed (7MB/s Reading speed with my USB2.0 Reader). I also considered the SanDisk Ultra II but it was too pricey for the speed difference. Furthermore a 2GB CF is still FAT16 formated so I keep the compatibility with most of the PSD (I do not need Fat32 compatibility)
On my Digital Album I transfer my full 2GB CF in 16'49" wich is not bad considering the actual range of product. I'm allowed to transfer only 4 CF with one battery life.

I'm still waiting for an HI-SPEED & HI-AUTONOMY product.

Update on 05/13/2005: I'm still in love with my 1D MarkII. I have a brand new Ridata 4GB 80x ProII CF wich is capable of 10MB/s but more important I have the new ULTRA FAST NextoCF. For the first time a PSD is not a limitating factor. CF speed is the point ! Have a look at the technical specification & the SideBySide chart. After that, have a look at the brilliant RobGalbraith CF Speed Database.

 

This page has been created to concentrate on the same page the technical features I’m interested in and that you should also worry about :)

The features I'm watching:

Information’s has been found on different locations:

Special thanks to:

 

Please note that all those information has not been checked since I did not have all those portable devices. Also note that there could be error on this page (If you want to add or correct an information feel free to send me an Email Ickickick@[NO-SPAM]GMail.com) Knowing that, I could not be held responsible for any wrong information.

Note for those who want to use my charts or other information’s: Please send me an Email for information and please add the following text on your page:
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Ok! Now lets go with the big big list:

NextoCF
Size(mm): 128 x 70 x 23 Weight: 240g Capacity: Any 2.5"

CF>PSD Speed:
460MB from a Sandisk Ultra II 512MB >> 51" (9 MB/s) *
1933MB from a Ridata 80x Ultra ProII 4GB >> 200" (9.66 MB/s) (Personal Experience)

Autonomy:
54x 460MB from a Sandisk Ultra II 512MB (24.25GB) *
7x 3944MB from a Ridata 80x ProII containing 496 Cr2 RAW files (26.9GB) (+1.3GB in the 8th backup) (Personal Experience)

PSD>PC Speed:
[USB 2.0]
[FIREWIRE] 1.38GB of Data >> 1'05" (21.23MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: FireWire + USB2.0 + Auto Format HD procedure + AutoPowerOff + LastBackup Status Information Reminder + Auto Battery Refill when plugged on FireWire + Bip when finished

Link: http://www.nextodi.co.uk/index-1.html

Other Reviews:
http://www.hjreggel.net/cardspeed/index.html#special-nextocf.html
http://printerboyweb.net/reviews/NEXTOCF/index.php
http://www.akihabaranews.com/en/revue_45.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

Nexto OTG
Size(mm): 128 x 78 x 23 Weight: 230g Capacity: Any 2.5" up to 128GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed:[USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: USB2.0 + Auto Format HD procedure + AutoPowerOff + LastBackup Status Information Reminder + Auto Battery Refill when plugged on USB + Bip when finished + OTG + No FireWire

Link: http://www.nextodi.com/02product/otg.html

Other Reviews:
http://www.hjreggel.net/cardspeed/special-nextootg.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

 

Gmini 120
Size(mm): 113 x 78 x 26 Weight: 244g Capacity: 20GB

CF>PSD Speed: Note: Most Simpletech CF's don't work with Gmini
[FAT16] 256MB Generic SanDisk CompactFlash >> 4'17" (0.99MB/s) *
[FAT16] 1GB IBM Microdrive with 971MB of data >> 12'42" (1.27MB/s) *
[FAT16 Digital Rebel] 512MB Transend 45X CF >> 6'11" (1.38MB/s) *
[FAT32 Default Cluster, WinXP] 512MB Transend 45X CF >> 6'45" (1.26MB/s) *
[FAT32 4K Cluster, WinXP] 512MB Transend 45X CF >> 6'46" (1.26MB/s) *

Autonomy:
28 x 256MB Generic SanDisk CompactFlash on a single battery charge (7GB) *
Also (11.3GB) here *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0] 971MB of data >> 1'12" (13.48MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES *

Extra: Play MP3, WMA or WAV

Link: http://www.archos.com/products/prw_500449_specs.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

 

Gmini 220
Size(mm): 67.5 x 78 x 23 Weight: 170g Capacity: 20GB (1.8" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed: Note: Most Simpletech CF's don't work with Gmini
512MB Sandisk Ultra II CompactFlash including 512MB >> 6'40" (1.28MB/s) *
512MB Lexar 32Mx CompactFlash >> 8'00" (1.06MB/s) *

Autonomy: 17 x Sandisk 512MB Ultra II CF Card (510,750,610 bytes on CF) > (8.48GB) *

PSD>PC Speed:[USB 2.0]
4.45GB in 6'09" (12.34MB/s) *
11.9GB in 19'00" (10.68MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: 2.5” (160x160) B&W LCD + Play & Record MP3 + Display JPEG + Very small Item.

Link: http://www.archos.com/products/prw_500450.html?sid=j22ky2jobj2ojysbjjoy3f

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

Gmini 400
Size(mm): 106 x 60 x 17 Weight: 160g Capacity: 20GB (1.8" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:
A Full 1GB Ultra 2 (50% Mp3, 50% Jpeg) >> 5'55" (Assuming 980MB (2.76MB/s) ) *

Autonomy: 20 x 900MB (Jpg and mp3) from a 1GB Ultra 2 (17.57GB) *

PSD>PC Speed:[USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible:

Extra: 2.2" (220x176) Color LCD screen + View JPEG/BMP + Play MP3/WMA/WAV and DIVX/MPG4 + Record WAV

Link: http://www.archos.com/products/prw_500637.html?sid=j22ky2jybjy2jk2bkfcojc

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

AV 420/480
Size(mm): 125 x 78 x 20/26 Weight: 280/320g Capacity: 20GB(1.8" HDD) / Up to 100GB(2.5" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed:[USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible:

Extra: 3.5" or 3.8" (320x240) Color LCD screen + View JPEG/BMP + Play MP3/WMA/WAV and DIVX/MPG4 + Record Audio WAV / Video MPG4 + Video Out (RCA/YC)

Link 420: http://www.archos.com/products/prw_500664.html?sid=j22ky2jybjy2jk2bkfcojc
Link 480: http://www.archos.com/products/prw_500666.html?sid=j22ky2jybjy2jk2bkfcojc

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

 

QCool "On The Go"
Size(mm): 116 x 78 x 22 Weight: 145g (No HD) Capacity: Sold Without HD

CF>PSD Speed:
250MB from a 256MB Sandisk Ultra II CF >> 6'02" (0.69MB/s) *
126MB from a 128MB Torica Hi-speed CF (24X) >> 3'44" (0.56MB/s) *

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB2.0] 55.6MB Compact Flash >> 15"(3.7MB/s) * (Qcool information)

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES *

Extra:

Link: http://www.freelink.com.hk/QCoolOTG.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Tripper
Size(mm): 138 x 91x 33 Weight: 300g Capacity: 0, 20, 40, 60, 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:
256MB Ridata Pro CompactFlash including 224MB >> 1'53" (1.98MB/s) *
512MB Ridata Pro CompactFlash including 485MB >> 4'02" (2.0MB/s) *
1GB Sandisk Ultra II CompactFlash >> 8'30" (2.0MB/s) *
1GB MicroDrive >> 12'50" (1.33MB/s) *

Autonomy:
37x 256MB CompactFlash including 224MB on a single battery charge (8.09GB into 1h11' Total Time) *
24 x 255MB from a Kingston 256MB CF (5.97GB) *

PSD>PC Speed:[USB 2.0]
224MB of data in 15"(15MB/s) *
2.37GB of data (1100 Files & 60 folders) in 5'44" (7.05MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: NO

Extra:

Link: http://www.aska-corp.co.jp/products/p-tripper.htm & http://www.aplux.com/

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

Tripper Next
Size(mm): 138 x 91x 33 Weight: 300g Capacity: 0, 20, 40, 60, 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed:

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra:

Link: http://www.aska-corp.co.jp/products/p-tripper-next01.htm and the english traduction here

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Tripper Mini
Size(mm): 90 x 70 x 32 Weight: 205g Capacity: 20 or 40GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed:

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra:

Link: http://www.aska-corp.co.jp/products/p-tripper-mini01.htm and the english traduction here

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Epson P-1000
Size(mm): 142 x 91 x 23 Weight: 317g Capacity: 10GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 3.8" (640x480) color LCD + Display JPEG (6Mpix Max) + Video Out

Link: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=37746817

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Epson P-2000
Size(mm): 147 x 84 x 31.4 Weight: 415g Capacity: 40GB

CF>PSD Speed:
A full 2GB Sandisk Ultra II with 221 RAW images >> 13'18" (2.34MB/s) *
A full 1GB Sandisk Ultra II with 98 RAW+S images >> 6'52" (2.28MB/s) *
A full 1GB IBM Microdrive with 117 RAW images >> 9'36" (1.68MB/s) *
A full 1GB ATP 60x Secure Digital 113 RAW images >> 5'48" (2.7MB/s) *

Autonomy: 13 x 1GB from a 1GB Sandisk Ultra II (13 GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0] 2GB of data (221 RAW files) in 2'50" (11MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: 3.8'' (640x480) Lcd Display + Video Out + View JPEG/RAW/TIFF also MJPG/MPEG4 + Play MP3

Link: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/consumer/consDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=49164278

Reviews: http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews_epson_p2000.php
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/epsonp2000/

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

Nikon Coolwalker
Size(mm): 130 x 81 x 35 Weight: 350g Capacity: 30GB

CF>PSD Speed:
465MB of data from a Lexar Pro 512mb 40x CF > 2'22" (3.27MB/s) * (tested on beta version)
972 MB of data (322 JPEG) from a Sandisk Ultra II CF > 12'23" (1.30MB/s) *
974 MB of data (160 NEF) from a Sandisk Ultra II CF > 12'44" (1.27MB/s) *

Autonomy:23 x 465MB from the Lexar Pro 512mb 40x CF (10.44 GB) * (tested on beta version)

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]
974 MB of data (160 NEF) in 2'56" (5.53MB/s) *
972 MB of data (322 JPEG) in 3'17" (4.93MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 2.5" (490x240) Color LCD + TV Out + Display JPEG/TIFF/NEF/WAV

Link: http://nikonimaging.com/global/products/accessory/storage/coolwalker_msv-01/index.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Nixvue D-Album
Size(mm): 146 x 82.5 x 29 Weight: 280g Capacity: 10 or 20GB (Could be upgrade with 60+GB)

CF>PSD Speed:
486MB of data from a 512MB Ridata CompactFlash >> 4'50" (1.675MB/s) * (Personal Experience)
2020MB of data (621files) from a 2GB 52x PRO Ridata CF >> 16'49" (2.00MB/s) (Personal Experience)

Autonomy:
14 x 512MB CompactFlash including 486MB on a single battery charge (6.64GB into 1h07' Total Time) *
4 x 2GB CompactFlash including 2023MB on a single battery charge (7.9GB) (Personal Experience)

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0] 4h12' for 6.64GB (0.45MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: Video Out + Remote Control + Memory card with PCMCIA Card Slot Addapter

Link: http://www.nixvue.com/products/discontinued/album/index.html

CF1
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Nixvue DA Lite

Size(mm): 146 x 82.5 x 29 Weight: 290g Capacity: 10, 20, 30 or 40GB

CF>PSD Speed:
477 MB of data from a Lexar 24x 512 MB CF >> 7'15"(1.09MB/s) *
950MB of data from a 1GB 30x Transcend CF >> 10'50" (1.46MB/s)

Autonomy:
30 x 64MB CF Card (1.875GB) * (Jobo Information)
8 x 477MB from the Lexar 512 MB CF (3.72 GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: No Video Out

Link: http://www.nixvue.com/products/da/albumlite/index.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Nixvue DA II
Size(mm): 146 x 82.5 x 29 Weight: 290g Capacity: 10, 20, 30 or 40GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Video Out (JPEG, TIFF, BMP, Canon RAW, Nikon RAW)

Link: http://www.nixvue.com/products/da/album2/index.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Nixvue Vista
Size(mm): 146 x 82.5 x 29 Weight: 290g Capacity: 5, 10, 20 or 30GB

CF>PSD Speed: Lexar 40x WA 2Gb CF > 23'28" (1.45MB/s) *

Autonomy: 2x Lexar 40x WA 2Gb CF (4GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 1.8" color LCD + Video Out (JPEG, TIFF, BMP, Canon RAW, Nikon RAW...)

Link: http://www.nixvue.com/products/vista/index.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Image Tank
Size(mm): 132 x 85 x 28 Weight: 400g Capacity: 30GB

CF>PSD Speed:
256MB Ridata Pro CompactFlash including 224MB >> 3'30" (1.06MB/s) *
512MB Ridata Pro CompactFlash including 485MB >> 7'17" (1.10MB/s) *

Autonomy: 80 x 256MB CompactFlash including 224MB on a single battery charge (17.5GB into 4h48' Total Time) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0] 224MB of data in 4'29" (0.83MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra:

Link: http://www.image-tank.com/englisch/e_itg1.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

Image Tank G2
Size(mm): 145 x 87 x 35 Weight: 340g Capacity: 20GB

CF>PSD Speed:
124MB from a 16x eData 128mb CF >> 55" (2.25 MB/s) *
1GB MicroDrive >> 7'00" (2.44MB/s) *
256MB, 76 files from a CF >> 1'41" (2.53MB/s) *

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0] (0.58 MB/s) *
497MB of data in 7'33" (1.09MB/s) *
1GB of data (413 files) in 6'20" (2.69MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: Seems to be YES *

Extra:

Link: http://www.image-tank.com/englisch/e_itg2.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

FlashTrax
Size(mm): 143 x 92 x 32 Weight: 340g Capacity: 20, 40 or 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:
2GB Lexar 40x WA CompactFlash >> 28'20" (1.2MB/s) *
1GB SanDisk Ultra II CF >> 15'30" (1.10MB/s) *

Autonomy:
4 x 2GB Lexar 40x WA CF (8GB) *
15 x 512MB Lexar 16x CF (7.5GB) *

PSD>PC Speed:

Fat32 CF Compatible: Seems to be YES *

Extra: 3.5" color LCD + Video Out + Play MP3 + Display JPG & JPG embedded in .CRW .RAF .MRW .THM .NEF .ORF .PEF files

Clone: Phototainer 300P

Link: http://www.smartdisk.com/Products/DigitalMultimedia/FlashTrax.asp

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Cinema Disk
Size(mm): 139 x 80 x 26 Weight: 340g Capacity: 20, 30, 40, 60 or 80GB

CF>PSD Speed: 500MB on a 24x 512MB CF in 4'00" (2MB/s) *

Autonomy: 10 x 1GB Microdrive (10GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0 & IEEE]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Video Out (Composite & SVideo) + Play MP3, JPEG, MPEG-I, VCD, SVCD, MPEG-II, MPEG 4 + Remote

Link: http://www.deltrontech.com/Enclosure/CinemaDisk/cinemadisk.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

eFilm PicturePad
Size(mm): 146 x 82.5 x 29 Weight: 290g Capacity: 20, 40 or 60GB

CF>PSD Speed:
250MB from a Lexar 10X 256MB CF >> 3'00" (1.38MB/s) *
250MB from a SanDisk Ultra 512MB CF >> 3'40" (1.13MB/s) *

Autonomy: 30 x 64MB (1,875GB) * (Constructor Data)

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: 1.8" (320x240) Color LCD + Video Out + Read RAW, NEF, JPG, TIFF

Link: http://www.delkin.com/delkin_products_picturepad.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Super DigiBin
Size(mm): 142 x 86 x 33 Weight: 305g Capacity: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60GB

CF>PSD Speed:
256MB Ridata Pro CompactFlash including 224MB >> 1'26" (2.6MB/s) *
512MB Ridata Pro CompactFlash including 485MB >> 3'05" (2.62MB/s) *

Autonomy:
41 x 256MB CompactFlash including 224MB on a single battery charge (8.97GB into 1h09' Total Time) *
13 x 504MB (6.4GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB1.0] 224MB of data in 5'17" (0.7MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra:

Link: http://www.leadingspect.com/prod_sdb2.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Super DigiBin 2
Size(mm): 142 x 86 x 33 Weight: 305g Capacity: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60GB

CF>PSD Speed:
130MB of data on a Viking 512 CF >> 50" (2.6MB/s) *
474MB of data on a SanDisk Ultra 512 CF >> 3'30" (2.25MB/s) *
4GB Hitachi Microdrive including 4GB of RAW files >> 28'00" (2.44MB/s) *

Autonomy:I assume this is the same as Super DigiBin 1.

PSD>PC Speed:[USB2.0] Note: Your PC USB Controler do matter a lot * *
604MB of data in 15'00" (0.67MB/s) *
604MB of data in 2'45" (3.6MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible:YES

Extra:

Link: http://www.leadingspect.com/prod_sdb2.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

XDrive VP2030
Size(mm): 130 x 75 x 25 Weight: 288g Capacity: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:
256MB Ridata Pro CompactFlash including 224MB >> 4'19" (0.86MB/s) *
512MB Ridata Pro CompactFlash including 485MB >> 9'01" (0.90MB/s) *

Autonomy: 25 x 256MB CompactFlash including 224MB on a single battery charge (5.47GB into 1h55' Total Time) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0] 224MB of data in 4'16" (0.875MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES *

Extra:

Link: http://www.vosonic.com/index.php?php_mode=spec&php_itemid=5

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

XDrive II VP2060
Size(mm): 130 x 75 x 25 Weight: 300g Capacity: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:
3.77GB of data from an Hitachi 4GB Microdrive >> 1h33' (0.69MB/s) *
245MB of data from a Lexar 256MB WA 40X CF >> 6'51" (0.6MB/s) *
30.4MB of data from a Sandisk 32MB MMC >> 0'56" (0.54MB/s) *

Autonomy: About 1H with the Hitachi Microdrive >> Roughly (2.57GB) *
11 x 245MB of data (2.63GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0] 3.77GB of data using USB2.0 >> 19'40" (3.27MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES *

Extra:

Clone: CamMate / SixPac / Kanguru Media X-change

Link: http://www.vosonic.com/index.php?php_mode=spec&php_itemid=11

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

XDrive Pro VP300
Size(mm): 136 x 86 x 37 Weight: 329g Capacity: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:
512MB 52xRidata CompactFlash >> 10'30" (0.81MB/s) *
[Power = Battery] 123MB of data from a 128MB xD card >> 3'00" (0.68MB/s) *
[Power = Ext. Power Adaptor] 123MB of data from a 128MB xD card >> 2'00" (1.02MB/s) *

Autonomy: Roughly (3.40 GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0] 512MB (51Files) in 2'00" (4.2MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES *

Extra: Play MP3

Link: http://www.vosonic.com/index.php?php_mode=spec&php_itemid=20

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

XDrive Pro VP3310
Size(mm): 135 x 85 x 34 Weight: 350g Capacity: 0, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 or 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES *

Extra: Play MP3

Link: http://www.vosonic.com/index.php?php_mode=spec&php_itemid=22

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

V-MP3H
Size(mm): 154 x 92 x 46 Weight: 446g Capacity: 20GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 2.5" color LCD + Play JPEG, MPEG-1, and MP3 + Video Out

Link: http://www.vosonic.com/index.php?php_mode=spec&php_itemid=4

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

ICDrive VP3610

Size(mm): 113 x 73 x 26 Weight: 210g Capacity: 20GB (1.8" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra:

Link: http://www.xs-drive.com/icdrive3610/

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

X'S-Drive VP2160

Size(mm): 126 x 70 x 23 Weight: 230g Capacity: Any 2.5" HDD

CF>PSD Speed: 0.99 GB (149 files) from a Sandisk Ultra 2GB CF >> 10'50" (1.56 MB/s)

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra:

Link: http://www.vosonic.com/index.php?php_mode=spec&php_itemid=29

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

XDrive VP6210

Size(mm): 135 x 86 x 35
Weight: 332g Capacity: 20 to 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:
A Full 1GB Sandisk UltraII Compact Flash (Assuming 950MB) with RAW data >> 2'58 (5.33MB/s) *
100 NEF files (9,8 Mo each) from CF Ridata 1Go 52x >> 3'55" (4.17MB/s) *
A Full 512MB Ridata 45X Compact Flash (assuming 480MB) >> 2'31" (3.18MB/s) *

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]
100 NEF files (9,8 Mo each) 980MB of data >> 4'43 (3.46MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 2" Color LCD Screen + Play MP3/WMA/WAV + Play MPG/MJPG/MOV + Display JPEG + Video Out

Link: http://www.xs-drive.com/xsdrivesuper/

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

MMV VP6300

Size(mm): 126 x 70 x 23 Weight: 230g Capacity: 20GB (1.8" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 2" Color LCD Screen + Play MP3/WMA + Play MPG/MJPG/MOV + Display JPEG + Video Out

Link: http://www.xs-drive.com/mmv/index.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

JOBO GIGA²
Size(mm): 151 x 82 x 33 Weight: 185g (No HD) Capacity: 40GB

CF>PSD Speed: A full 512 Sandisk Ultra II CF >> 7'00" (1.22MB/s) *

Autonomy:
10x full 512 CF (5GB) *
6x full 512 CF during a 3 days period (3GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra:

Clone: PCX523

Link: http://www.jobo.com/joboint/digital/giga2/gb/index.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

JOBO GIGA 3
Size(mm): 151 x 82 x 33 Weight: 185g (No HD) Capacity:

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0 & IEEE]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra:

Link: http://www.jobo.com/joboint/digital/giga3/index.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

JOBO GIGA X
Size(mm): 145 x 97 x 40 Weight: 320g Capacity: 20GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy: 45 x 128MB CF Card (5.6GB) * (Jobo information)

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0 & IEEE]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra:

Clone: PCX370

Link: http://www.jobo.com/joboint/digital/gigax/index.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

JOBO GigaVuPRO
Size(mm): 110 x 85x 22 Weight: 420g Capacity: 40GB

CF>PSD Speed:
1020MB in 292 files (mix of JPEG, RAW and BMP) from a SanDisk 1.0GB Extreme CF >> 12'42" (1.34MB/s) *

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0] 960MB of files in 60" (16MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Include a "Verify" option + WiFi option + 3.8" (320x240) Color LCD + TouchScreen + VideoOut + Plays MP3 / DIVX / MPG4 + Display JPEG & some RAW.

Link: http://www.jobodigital.com/products/giga_vu_pro.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

JOBO GigaMini
Size(mm): 122 x 64 x 20 Weight: 159g Capacity: 20GB / 40GB

CF>PSD Speed:
964.5MB (121 RAW files) from a 1GB SanDisk Ultra II CF >> 4'06" (3.92 MB/s) (Information from Grant/Nz)
964.5 MB (127 RAW files) from a 1GB SanDisk Extreme CF >> 4'05" (3.94 MB/s) (Information from Grant/Nz)
Choosing to verify the above transfer took another 7'13" (Information from Grant/Nz)

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Play & Record MP3 (mic & line-in) + FM Radio + Include a "Verify" option + OTG Compatible.

Link: http://www.jobodigital.com/products/giga_mini.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

JOBO Giga One
Size(mm): Weight: Capacity: 40GB / 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra:

Link: http://www.jobo.com/jobo_digital/giga_one/gb/index.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Sony HDPS-M1
Size(mm): 135 x 92 x 30 Weight: 300g Capacity: 40GB

CF>PSD Speed: A Full 256MB CF >> 2'30" (1.70MB/s) *

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra:

Link: http://www.jp.sonystyle.com/Hdps-m1/

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

LYRa PDP2860
Size(mm): 135 x 80 x 24 Weight: 300g Capacity: 20GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 3.5" (320x240) Color LCD + View JPEG + Video In-Out + Play MP3/WMA + Record MP3 + Play MPG4 + Record MPG4

Link: http://www.thomson.fr/images/teu/lyra_PDP2860_nov2003_en_301854_25.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

CompactDrive PD6F
Size(mm): 132 x 83x 33 Weight: 447g Capacity: 40GB (Upgradable up to 60GB)

CF>PSD Speed:
1GB from a 2GB SanDisk Ultra card >> 3'30" (4.87MB/s) * [HITACHI Travelstar 40GB 7200rpm]
512MB of data from a 512MB Ridata 52x CF >> 1'50" (4.65 MB/s)* [FUJITSU 40GB 4200rpm]
970MB of data from a 1GB Sandisk Ultra2 CF >> 3'40" (4.41 MB/s)* [FUJITSU 40GB 4200rpm]
478MB of data from a 512MB Sandisk Ultra2 CF >> 2'03" (3.88 MB/s)* [FUJITSU 40GB 4200rpm]
964MB of data from a 1GB 45x Transcend CF >> 3'22" (4.77 MB/s) * [TOSHIBA MK6025GAS 60GB 4200rpm]

Autonomy: 25 x 1GB (25GB) :) * [HITACHI Travelstar 40GB 7200rpm]

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]
1GB of data takes 2'57" (5.6 MB/s) * [HITACHI Travelstar 40GB 7200rpm]
970MB of data takes 3'00" (5.38MB/s)* [FUJITSU 40GB HD 4200rpm]
964MB of data takes 2'40" (6.025MB/s) * [TOSHIBA MK6025GAS 60GB 4200rpm]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES (With Firmware Upgrade)

Extra: Use 4 AA Battery. Does not support MStick Pro. Also exist PD6x (English internationnal version).

Link: http://www.3hdigital.com/en/fun-pd.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

CompactDrive PD7X
Size(mm): 132 x 83x 33 Weight: 447g Capacity: 2.5" HD Up to 100GB

CF>PSD Speed:
1GB from a 2GB SanDisk Ultra card >> 3'30" (4.87MB/s) * [HITACHI Travelstar 40GB 7200rpm]
512MB of data from a 512MB Ridata 52x CF >> 1'50" (4.65 MB/s)* [FUJITSU 40GB 4200rpm]
970MB of data from a 1GB Sandisk Ultra2 CF >> 3'40" (4.41 MB/s)* [FUJITSU 40GB 4200rpm]
478MB of data from a 512MB Sandisk Ultra2 CF >> 2'03" (3.88 MB/s)* [FUJITSU 40GB 4200rpm]
964MB of data from a 1GB 45x Transcend CF >> 3'22" (4.77 MB/s) * [TOSHIBA MK6025GAS 60GB 4200rpm]

Autonomy: 25 x 1GB (25GB) :) * [HITACHI Travelstar 40GB 7200rpm]

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]
1GB of data takes 2'57" (5.6 MB/s) * [HITACHI Travelstar 40GB 7200rpm]
970MB of data takes 3'00" (5.38MB/s)* [FUJITSU 40GB HD 4200rpm]
964MB of data takes 2'40" (6.025MB/s) * [TOSHIBA MK6025GAS 60GB 4200rpm]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES (With Firmware Upgrade)

Extra: Use 4 AA Battery. Now support XD & MStick Pro but not SmartMedia anymore.

Link: http://www.3hdigital.com/en/fun-pd.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 


CompactDrive PD70X
Size(mm): 132 x 83x 33 Weight: 447g Capacity: 2.5" HD Up to 100GB

CF>PSD Speed:
947MB of data from a 1GB Sandisk Ultra II >> 1'55" (8.23 MB/s) * [Samsung 40GB 5400rpm HDD with 8MB buffer]
429MB of data from a 512 MB Lexar 16x >> 1'19" (5.43 MB/s) * [Samsung 40GB 5400rpm HDD with 8MB buffer]
825MB of data from a 1GB Sandisk Ultra II >> 1'36" (8.59MB/s) * [Toshiba MK1031GAS 4200rpm with 8 Mo buffer]
2GB (Assuming 1950MB) from a Lexar 2GB 80x Pro >> 3'41" (8.82MB/s) *
1373MB of data from a Lexar 2GB WA CF (102Files) >> 2'15" (10.17MB/s) * [Toshiba 40GB, 4200 rpm 8MB buffer]

Autonomy:
35 x 1GB (35GB) * [Samsung 40GB 5400rpm HDD with 8MB buffer]
31 x 982MB from a Kingston Elite Pro 1GB (29.73GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]
856MB of data takes 1'44" (8.23MB/s) * [Samsung 40GB 5400rpm HDD with 8MB buffer]
2345MB of data takes 4'59" (7.84MB/s) * [Samsung 80GB 5400rpm HDD with 8M buffer]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: Use 4 AA Battery. Now support XD & MStick Pro but not SmartMedia anymore.

Link: http://www.compactdrive.com/product.php?p=pd70x

Clone: Hyperdrive (http://www.hyperdrive.com/shop/information.php?info_id=7)

Review:
http://www.phidong.com/archives/000405.php
http://ramal.free.fr/compactdrive_pd70x.htm
http://d30.info/reviews/PD70x/
http://www.photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00CkG0

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

 

 


CompactDrive MD80
Size(mm): 116 x 65x 19 Weight: ?? g Capacity: All 1.8" HD

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES

Extra: Auto Battery Refill when plugged on USB. Plays MP3 / WMA. Hardware verification system. Exist in different color.

Link: http://www.compactdrive.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_29&products_id=29

Review:

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD MSP    

 

Transcend PhotoBank
Size(mm): 110 x 85 x 22 Weight: 226g / 238g Capacity: 20GB / 40GB (1.8" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:
Full 512MB Transcend 45x CF >> 7'05" (1.20 MB/s) *
Full 128MB Transcend 45x CF >> 1'50" (1.16 MB/s) *

Autonomy: 26 x 512MB Transcend 45x CF (13 GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0] Read : 12.7 MB/s (Write: 5MB/sec (Testing by HD Bench)) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: Yes *

Extra:

Link: http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/ModDetail.asp?ModNo=11

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Transcend DigitalAlbum
Size(mm): 110 x 85 x 22 Weight: 226g / 238g Capacity: 20GB (1.8" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 2.5'' (294x288) Color LCD + Video Out + View JPEG + Play MP3 + Voice Memo

Link: http://www.transcendusa.com/Transcend/PressDetail.asp?pruid=137

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Flash-HD to Go
Size(mm): 135 x 83 x 32 Weight: 250g (No HD) Capacity: 20,40, 60, 80 or 120GB

CF>PSD Speed:
Full 256MB SD Card >> 8'00" (0.53MB/s) *
Full 128MB Memory Sticks >> 7'00" (0.30MB/s) *
Full 1GB Sandisk CF >> 22'49" (0.75MB/s) *

Autonomy: 2 Full 1GB sandisk CF + 600MB (2.6GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0] 1GB of data in 1'18" (13.12MB/s) *

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra:

Link: http://www.mymediagear.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=49&products_id=42

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

EZ PnP - DM180
Size(mm): 79 x 89 x 30.5 Weight: 180g Capacity: 20, 40GB (1.8 HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: Yes

Extra: Blue-Backlight LCD.

Link: http://www.ezpnp.com/product/products_dm180.php

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

uSmart Jukebox
Size(mm): 141 x 85 x 28 Weight: Capacity: 20, 30, 40 or 60GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Video Out (Svideo + Composite) + Play MPEG 1, VCD, SVCD, MPEG 2, JPEG File, MP3, WMA/WMV

Link: http://www.card-media.co.uk/usmart.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Image Tank G3

Size(mm): Weight: Capacity: 20GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed:

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra:

Link:

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Terapin Mine
Size(mm): 180 x 90 x 27 Weight: 480g Capacity: 10GB (Upgradable)

CF>PSD Speed: (0.6 MB/s) *

Autonomy: 95 x 32MB CF (2.96GB) *

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Video Out + Display JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, CRW and NEF + Play MP3, WAV+ Voice Record + Receive/Send Email using the Ethernet Connection Port.

Link: http://www.terapintech.com/fea_mine.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD PCMCIA    

PDS-25A
Size(mm): 147 x 86 x 25 Weight: 400g Capacity: 10,15,20,30,40 or 60GB

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Play MP3

Link: http://www.landisgyr.com.tw/p_pds25a.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

VSV-18A
Size(mm): 132 x 70 x 30 Weight: 245g Capacity: 20GB / 40GB (1.8" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: Yes

Extra: Play MP3/WMA/WAV + 2" (558x234) Color LCD + TV OUT + Display JPEG/MJPEG + Audio Rec

Link: http://www.landisgyr.com.tw/p_vsv18a.html

Clone:

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Prestigio DSD
Size(mm): Weight: Capacity: 20, 30, 40, 60 or 80GB

CF>PSD Speed:128MB of data from a 128MB Toshiba CF >> 3'30" (0.61MB/s)

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: YES *

Extra:

Link: http://www.prestigio.com.sg/product.asp?category=7#

 

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

LVA : Super Digital Companion

Size(mm): N/A Weight: N/A Capacity: 20 or 40GB (Support 2.5", 1.8" & 1" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed:

Autonomy:

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Color (240x160) LCD + Play MP3/WMA + Record MP3 + Display JPEG/BMP/GIF

Link: http://www.lanviewasia.com/ProductInfo.asp?ID=293 and the English translation here

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

IOData GRANDISK
Size(mm): 121 x 75.8 x 25.9 Weight: 264g Capacity: 40GB

CF>PSD Speed: N/A

Autonomy: N/A

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0] N/A

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: Only support SD card. Play MP3, WMA & WAV File.

Link: http://www.iodata.jp/prod/storage/hdd/2003/mdm-h550/ and the English translation

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Nec SmartJam
Size(mm): 190 x 95 x 30 Weight: 430g Capacity: 5GB

CF>PSD Speed: N/A

Autonomy: N/A

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 1.0] N/A

Fat32 CF Compatible: NO

Extra: Its an OLD Item (2002). Video Out (Ntsc Only). Memory card with PCMCIA Card Slot Addapter

Link: http://121ware.com/product/option/smartjam/spec.html and the english translation

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

Movie Vision AV
Size(mm): 104 x 72 x 29 Weight: 235g Capacity: 20, 40, 60 GB (1.8" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed: N/A

Autonomy: N/A

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 2.5" (480×234) Color LCD + Video In/Out + Play MP3 + View JPEG + Play/Record MPG4

Link: http://www.system-talks.co.jp/product/usb2-mva.htm

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

MPM-201
Size(mm): 140 x 30 x 80 Weight: 288g Capacity: 30, 60 GB (2.5" HDD)

CF>PSD Speed: N/A

Autonomy: N/A

PSD>PC Speed: [USB 2.0]

Fat32 CF Compatible: N/A

Extra: 3.5" (480x234) Color LCD + Video In/Out + Play MP3 + View JPEG + Play/Record MPG4 + Tuner Included.

Link: http://www.nhjapan.co.jp/prod/mpm201/index.html

CF
MD SM MS SD MC XD      

 

I did not include any Portable CD-R/W or DVD-R/W Recorders as they seem too complicated unit to me.
You need extra discs plus the lens mechanic is very fragile (Sand or Dust is not good for those mechanical parts)
You don't have those problems with Hard Disk based unit.

Also I did not include Items that are not primary intend for photographer such as Archos AV340, Archos AV140 or even IPOD *... The list would have grown too much and I prefer device that do not need extra item to work... Those tools are not LEGO™. They need reliability!

Conclusion: In Progress

Hope it helps some of you !

Frederic HOUDE