I would like to thank A-DATA for supplying the review sample.
A-DATA is mostly known for its high end DDR memory aimed at the enthusiast market, which is a shame because they manufacture some other memory products that are really good and sell for a decent price. The company also offers various SDHC cards, which range from 4 GB to an incredible 16 GB. The Turbo Series of these cards is the fastest, as these are so called Class 6, with a minimum write speed of 6 MB/s
Today we will be taking a look at the A-DATA Turbo 16 GB Compact Flash card. This is currently the largest shipping size for the flash memory format. The card carries the "Turbo" brand, which means it is the fastest version from A-DATA. The company has recently announced a 350x version of the card, which is to replace this 266x unit in the retail channel.
Specifications from A-DATA Technology:
- High performance (read): 40MB/sec. (IDE Mode)
- Conforms to Compact Flash Card specification standard
- Support PIO mode 6
- Support Error Correcting Code (ECC) function to detect and correct errors.
- Support power down commands and sleep mode
- Support Wear Leverage function to maximize data endurance.
- Durability: Minimum 10,000 insertion/removal cycles
- Lifetime Warranty
The card ships in a sealed plastic mold. There is a cardboad inlay, with the A-DATA logo on it and a large round circle stating the size of the memory card. On the rear you will find further details about the card in various languages.