In order to bring SSD-like performance to your next computer without you having to actually pony up and pay for an SSD, Walton Chaintech has launched a unique new solution that combines the speed of CompactFlash storage with the form factor of an SSD. The SSD Converter works as such: you simply pop up to two CompactFlash (CF) cards into the device, which is in the shape of a 2.5" SSD, and then slap the entire thing into your next notebook. The device supports SATA II transfers and can be arranged in RAID 0/1 scenarios, both of which enable your notebook to take advantage of Flash storage without you having to buy an SSD.
This kind of device is great for those with spare CF cards that are just laying around, and considering that 128GB CF cards are now widely available, you could theoretically create a 256GB SSD for yourself using this device as the converter. Reportedly, this adapter will reach speeds of up to 55MB/sec (read), and if you want to keep it all in the family, the company has its own Apogee CF 606x card (16GB/32GB) that boasts write and read speeds of 91MB/sec and 93MB/sec. No pricing details have been published on either just yet.
The unbeatable choice for performance and scalability – Walton Chaintech launches its SSD Convertor and CF 606X high speed memory card
To cater to consumer demand for data transfer efficiency, renowned RAM and memory card manufacturer Walton Chaintech is officially launching its new CF card convertor – the Apogee SSD Convertor. Consumers may use the high speed, high capacity CF cards as SSD hard disks, using the Apogee SSD Convertor, to expand the capacity of hard disk while achieving blazingly fast data transfer speed of conventional SSD. The Apogee SSD Convertor offers both performance and upgrade versatility. When paired with Walton Chaintech’s latest CF 606X high speed memory card, users will achieve a perfect match in terms of product compatibility and performance and enjoy velvety-smooth storage and processing experience on their PCs.
The all-new Walton Chaintech Apogee SSD Convertor is built to a standard 2.5” hard disk form factor. It features the high speed SATA II transfer interface and can simultaneously support up to two CF cards on top of Raid 0 and Raid 1 disk array functions. Users can choose to combine the capacity of two CF cards or use them as mirror disks to achieve higher data security based on their own needs. The Apogee SSD Convertor is superior in function to the traditional SSD. The Apogee SSD Convertor is capable of reaching 55MB/sec in actual data read test, which is significantly faster than the 46MB/sec performance of current mainstream 5400-rpm hard disks in terms of transfer efficiency. By choosing high capacity CF cards, users will substantially increase storage capacity without having to replace the convertor, and this greatly boosts the product’s scalability.
In addition, in an effort to satisfy consumer needs for high resolution photography and video recording on DSLR cameras, Walton Chaintech has also revealed its latest high speed, high capacity memory card – the Apogee CF 606X. The memory card boasts write and read speeds of 91MB/sec and 93MB/sec. Available in 16GB and 32GB, the incredible capacity of the product will allow users to perform uninterrupted recording of high image video with DSLR cameras without missing any bits and pieces of the fascinating moments in life worth capturing. Using the Apogee CF 606X in conjunction with the Apogee SSD Convertor will enable users to expand the memory card’s functions to general storage applications while achieving ultra high speed transfer performance that surpasses conventional hard disks. The golden combination of Walton Chaintech’s Apogee SSD Convertor and its CF 606X memory card offers incredible performance and scalability and it is a product package you should not miss.
About Walton Chaintech
Walton Chaintech Corporation, the world famous graphics cards manufacturer, has always been considering to provide more and better services through high technology. In the year of 2006, Walton Chaintech is proud to present the APOGEE® memory module series. Walton Chaintech is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan and has sales offices throughout China, Japan and the Americas. For more information, please visit www.chaintech.com.tw