Connect directly to the fast SATA port, this adapter supports direct booting
from the CF media as well as
hot swapping* of the CF media without restarting the system. Comes bundled
with 3.5" bay bracket, a standard height and a low profile PCI slot mounting
brackets, the SATA can be installed practically into any system. The versatility
and the fast performance of this adapter make it an ideal CF read/write device
for many industrial PCs, embedded systems or various vertical applications.
*while the SATA to CF Adapter is known to be bootable, only
certain types of CF cards will be capable of booting off this adapter. A
Transcend 2GB Industrial Compact Flash with UDMA Fixed Disk Mode feature was
used to do a fresh install and tested to successfully boot Windows XP Media
Center 2005 under 40 seconds.
**hot swap function depends on the
SATA controller. Some early SATA controllers do not support hot swap. Please
confirm with your controller supplier. If you need to add a SATA controller, we
recommend using one of Addonics SATA controllers of which are all based on
Silicon Image chip set.
note: there are reports that an incompatibility issue
arises when the SATA CF adapter is used with the Intal D945GNT motherboard.