on Wednesday introduced a new family of CF Hard Drive Adapters, priced from %24.99 to $35.99. The devices enable you to replace notebook hard disk drives with Compact Flash (CF) cards instead.
“With the increased capacity and lowering costs of flash media, replacing the hard drive with CF as a boot drive is now a viable and advantageous alternative because CF offers lower power and no moving parts,” said a press release announcing the new product line.
The new adapters replace 2.5-inch IDE or Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives normally used in notebook computers, and they’re compatible with Mac, windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems, without requiring any special device drivers.
Products include the IDE – CF Hard Drive Adapter and SATA – CF Hard Drive Adapter. The IDE version is available in either single or dual-slot configurations for $24.99 and $29.99, respectively. The SATA version is a single-slot model and costs $35.99.
Addonics also makes an Embedded 44-pin IDE-CF adapter, used for industrial computers, embedded systems or applications that require a CF slot. It’s available in single- and dual-port configurations for $24.99 and $29.99 respectively.