When it comes to the card itself, there is not much to note other then it complies with the Compact Flash specifications.
The ATP drive advertises being tough and highly durable through its water resistance, dust proof, ESD proof, and extreme temperature resistant. Like usual for devices that claim to be water resistant, we completely submerged the ATP Compact Flash card in water. After pulling the device out of the water after several minutes, and then drying it off, the device continued to work like a charm once it was hooked up.
When trying out the Compact Flash card, it had worked as expected for being a flash-based storage device. There were no problems with the device being detected under Linux with the 2.6 kernel, or anything of that nature. To provide some numbers for read performance, we once again used hdparm for these tests, which has proved to provide accurate results. For comparison numbers, we compared the ATP ProMax 150x Compact Flash against the previously reviewed ATP ProMax 150x Secure Digital and Corsair Secure Digital 133x. The memory cards interfaced with the computer through an Atech ProGear card reader.
|Processor:||Intel Pentium D 820 (2.80GHz)|
|Motherboard:||Abit AW8-MAX (i955X)|
|Memory:||2 x 1GB OCZ DDR2-800|
|Graphics Card:||ATI Radeon X1800XT 256MB|
|Hard Drives:||Seagate 300GB SATA2|
|Optical Drives:||Lite-On DVD-ROM & Sony DVD-RW|
|Operating System:||Fedora Core 5|
|Linux Kernel:||2.6.16-1.2133_FC5 SMP (x86_64)|
|Graphics Driver:||ATI 8.25.18|
On the next page are our results from the tests.