CFast™ Cards with MLC Flash from Swissbit

CFast™ cards combine two existing industry standards into a single product: the CompactFlash™
(CF) card form factor and the Serial ATA (SATA) interface commonly used in hard disks.
CFast™ cards can replace both HDDs and CompactFlash™ cards in applications requiring small form factors, high endurance and the ability to withstand shock, vibration, extreme temperatures
(-40°C to +85°C), high altitude and rough environmental conditions. Swissbit’s CFast™ cards provide rugged storage for embedded and industrial systems where performance, data and system reliability, power fail protection and flexibility are important design considerations.

Swissbit CFast™ Cards operate with a 3.3 Volt low power source and support three SATA power management states: Active, Partial and Slumber. This standard is a perfect choice for both boot devices and as removable media for applications requiring low to medium storage densities with a small footprint. Additionally, the Swissbit CFast™ cards come with full engineering and customization support, S.M.A.R.T. based Life Time Monitoring features, our intelligent Flash Management algorithms and Error Correction, guaranteeing the highest level of reliability even in rough application environments.

Swissbit’s latest innovations are the F-60 / F-600 SATA III CFast™ card series. Using state of the art controllers and MLC / SLC Flash technology, the F-60 / F-600 achieve data transfer rates up to 525 MB/s in sequential access and 70’000 IOPS in 4 KB random access. In addition, the F-60 / F-600 series feature Swissbit’s proven Power Fail Safety, ATA security feature set, enhanced Secure Erase tools, a Windows or Linux tool & SDK for detailed S.M.A.R.T. based Life Time Monitoring, NCQ, TRIM, advanced Wear Leveling & Bad Block management or in-field firmware update functionality.

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Series F-60 F-50
Form-Factor(s) CFast 2.0 (Type 1 Housing)
Physical Dim. (mm) 36.4 x 42.8 x 3.6
Interface SATA III (6Gb/s)
Con. Pin Count 24 (Total), 4 (Data), 17 (Power)
Data Retention 10 years @ life begin 1 year @ life end
Capacity Range 8, 16, 30, 60, 120, 240 GB 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 GB
Overprovisioning 12% 7%
Performance* SR / SW: MB/s RR / RW: IOPS 520/ 340 MB/s 70K / 35K IOPS 500 / 150 MB/s 30K / 30K IOPS
NAND Technology MLC, ECC: 40b/1KB, P/E: 3K, DR: 1yr at EOL, support thru CY18
Voltage, Power 3.3V ± 5%, 1.3W (Active) 3.3V ± 5%, Max 1.2W (Active)
Endurance, DWPD (TBW*) 0.3 (150) 0.2 (100)
Optimized for Highest performance & high endurance @ MLC price level Industrial use case endurance and performance @ most competitive price
Feature & Tools
  • Proven Power Fail Safety
  • Advanced Wear Leveling & Bad Block Management
  • In-field firmware update
  • SBLTM Tool & SDK for S.M.A.R.T. based Life Time Monitoring



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