Compact Flash I vs II

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Compact Flash I vs II

Post by SurfinFool » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:22 pm

Does anyone know the difference between the two Compact Flash types, is it just, say width or is there a different connection?
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Post by Sparkfist » Thu Aug 10, 2006 9:01 pm

Difference is the thickness of the cards. Most if not all Compactflash cards made today are Type II, however a lot of devices are still desiged to work with both Type I and II. And to clearify the Type I is the thicker of the two, I don't remember the exact figure but it's something near twice the thickness of Type II.
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Post by SurfinFool » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:37 pm

So the thickness is the only difference? cool thanks

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Post by tom61 » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:56 pm

Sparkfist wrote:Difference is the thickness of the cards. Most if not all Compactflash cards made today are Type II, however a lot of devices are still desiged to work with both Type I and II. And to clearify the Type I is the thicker of the two, I don't remember the exact figure but it's something near twice the thickness of Type II.
You have the types backward. Type I (i.e. flash memory cards, wifi cards) is small, and Type II (i.e. microdrives) is large.

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