STEC's MACH2 CompactFlash (CF) card is an extremely high-performance, multi-channel solution using SLC NAND flash. The standard CompactFlash interface provides designers with a true plug-n-play storage device, allowing for short design cycles and fast time to market, while the extreme performance enables hard disk drive performance in a much smaller and more reliable design.
CompactFlash cards have quickly become the product of choice for applications requiring high reliability and high tolerance to shock, vibration, humidity, altitude, and temperature. Because the MACH2 CompactFlash uses NAND flash technology (e.g. no moving parts), it is more reliable and has much lower latency compared to a traditional hard disk drive and consumes far less power (approximately 1 watt compared to 12 watts for a standard 7200 rpm ATA disk drive). With its small footprint, high capacity, and rugged design, the MACH2 CompactFlash is an ideal hard disk drive replacement or alternate storage solution in space-constrained applications or those requiring less capacity than available hard disk drives offer including blade servers and embedded PCs.