SATA-CF Adapter


As an advance addition to our popular IDE CF adapter, this SATA CF adapter is one of the fastest CF Readers/Writers in the market today. 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.

Key Features

  • Compatible with CFI/II and Micro Drive
  • Supports connection to Port Multiplier or Hardware Port Multiplier
  • SATA or SATA II interface
  • LED indicator for both power and data access
  • Mount in standard height PCI slot, low profile PCI slot, standard 3.5″ drive bay (or 5 1/4″ drive bay with optional bay converter, AAMK53)
  • Choice of black or ivory color bay bracket
  • Supports DMA and Ultra DMA modes. A compatible flash media card will be required to use these modes.
  • Bootable*
  • Hot swappable**
  • Compatible* with DOS, Windows 3.1, NT4, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Mac, Linux

*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 SATA controllers of which are all based on Silicon Image chip set.