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SiliconSystems PCMCIA Type II ATA Cross Reference Guide

SiliconSystems PCMCIA Type II ATA Cross Reference Guide

The following is a SiliconSystems PCMCIA ATA Type II Cross Reference Guide.  Locate your part number to the right and place your order online at www.PCcardsDirect.com…

Working with our fab house, here in the USA and former SiliconSystems engineers familiar with fabrication, design and integration we have created a new line of PCMCIA ATA Type II cards. Designating specific suffix endings for maximum compatibility and integration. Eliminating the need for requalification and new design. Customers can now transition to a sustainable SSD storage solution with the confidence and support of a 5 year road map.

SiliconSystems part number                                                       PCcardsDirect part number

SSD-P64MI-3550

SSD-P64MI-3521

SSD-P64MI-3516

SSD-P64MI-3512

SSD-P64MI-3502

SSD-P64MI-3500

SSD-P64MI-3150

SSD-P64MI-3100

SSD-P64MI-3011

SSD-P64MI-3012

SSD-P64M-3012

SSD-P64M-3550

SSD-P64M-3521

SSD-P64M-3516

SSD-P64M-3512

SSD-P64M-3502

SSD-P64M-3500

SSD-P64M-3150

SSD-P64M-3100

SSD-P51MI-9100

SSD-P51MI-3550

SSD-P51MI-3521

SSD-P51MI-3516

SSD-P51MI-3021

SSD-P51MI-3512

SSD-P51MI-3502

SSD-P51MI-3500

SSD-P51MI-3150

SSD-P51MI-3105

SSD-P51MI-3100

SSD-P51M-3550

SSD-P51MI-3012

SSD-P51M-3012

SSD-P51M-3521

SSD-P51M-3516

SSD-P51M-3512

SSD-P51M-3502

SSD-P51M-3500

SSD-P51M-3150

SSD-P51M-3100

SSD-P32MI-3550

SSD-P32MI-3521

SSD-P32MI-3516

SSD-P32MI-3512

SSD-P32MI-3502

SSD-P32MI-3500

SSD-P32MI-3150

SSD-P32MI-3100

SSD-P32M-3550

SSD-P32MI-3012

SSD-P32M-3012

SSD-P32M-3521

SSD-P32M-3516

SSD-P32M-3512

SSD-P32M-3502

SSD-P32M-3500

SSD-P32M-3150

SSD-P32M-3100

SSD-P32GI-3150

SSD-P32GI-3100

SSD-P32GI-3500

SSD-P32GI-3550

SSD-P32G-3150

SSD-P32GI-3012

SSD-P32G-3012

SSD-P32G-3100

SSD-P32G-3500

SSD-P32G-3550

SSD-P25MI-3550

SSD-P25MI-3521

SSD-P25MI-3516

SSD-P25MI-3512

SSD-P25MI-3502

SSD-P25MI-3500

SSD-P25MI-3150

SSD-P25MI-3100

SSD-P25M-3550

SSD-P25MI-3048

SSD-P25MI-3012

SSD-P25M-3012

SSD-P25M-3521

SSD-P25M-3516

SSD-P25M-3512

SSD-P25M-3502

SSD-P25M-3500

SSD-P25M-3150

SSD-P25M-3100

SSD-P16GI-3550

SSD-P16GI-3521

SSD-P16GI-3516

SSD-P16GI-3512

SSD-P16GI-3502

SSD-P16GI-3500

SSD-P16GI-3150

SSD-P16GI-3100

SSD-P16G-3550

SSD-P16GI-3012

SSD-P16G-3012

SSD-P16G-3521

SSD-P16G-3516

SSD-P16G-3512

SSD-P16G-3502

SSD-P16G-3500

SSD-P16G-3150

SSD-P16G-3100

SSD-P12MI-3550

SSD-P12MI-3521

SSD-P12MI-3516

SSD-P12MI-3512

SSD-P12MI-3502

SSD-P12MI-3500

SSD-P12MI-3150

SSD-P12MI-3100

SSD-P12M-3550

SSD-P12MI-3012

SSD-P12M-3012

SSD-P12M-3521

SSD-P12M-3516

SSD-P12M-3512

SSD-P12M-3502

SSD-P12M-3500

SSD-P12M-3150

SSD-P12M-3100

SSD-P08GI-3550

SSD-P08GI-3521

SSD-P08GI-3516

SSD-P08GI-3512

SSD-P08GI-3502

SSD-P08GI-3500

SSD-P08GI-3150

SSD-P08GI-3100

SSD-P08G-3550

SSD-P08GI-3012

SSD-P08G-3012

SSD-P08G-3521

SSD-P08G-3516

SSD-P08G-3512

SSD-P08G-3502

SSD-P08G-3500

SSD-P08G-3150

SSD-P08G-3100

SSD-P06GI-3150

SSD-P06GI-3100

SSD-P06GI-3500

SSD-P06GI-3550

SSD-P06G-3100

SSD-P06G-3500

SSD-P06G-3150

SSD-P06G-3550

SSD-P04GI-3550

SSD-P04GI-3521

SSD-P04GI-3516

SSD-P04GI-3512

SSD-P04GI-3502

SSD-P04GI-3500

SSD-P04GI-3150

SSD-P04GI-3038

SSD-P04GI-3100

SSD-P04G-3550

SSD-P04GI-3012

SSD-P04GI-3021

SSD-P04G-3012

SSD-P04G-3521

SSD-P04G-3516

SSD-P04G-3512

SSD-P04G-3502

SSD-P04G-3500

SSD-P04G-3150

SSD-P04G-3100

SSD-P02GI-3550

SSD-P02GI-3012

SSD-P02GI-3521

SSD-P02GI-3516

SSD-P02GI-3512

SSD-P02GI-3502

SSD-P02GI-3500

SSD-P02GI-3150

SSD-P02GI-3100

SSD-P02GI-3073

SSD-P02G-3550

SSD-P02G-3521

SSD-P02G-3516

SSD-P02G-3512

SSD-P02G-3502

SSD-P02G-3500

SSD-P02G-3150

SSD-P02G-3100

SSD-P01GI-3550

SSD-P01GI-3012

SSD-P01GI-3521

SSD-P01GI-3516

SSD-P01GI-3512

SSD-P01GI-3502

SSD-P01GI-3500

SSD-P01GI-3150

SSD-P01GI-3100

SSD-P01G-3550

SSD-P01G-3521

SSD-P01G-3012

SSD-P01G-3516

SSD-P01G-3512

SSD-P01G-3502

SSD-P01G-3500

SSD-P01G-3150

SSD-P01G-3100

SSD-P01G-3038

PCDATA64MBI-3550

PCDATA64MBI-3521

PCDATA64MBI-3516

PCDATA64MBI-3512

PCDATA64MBI-3502

PCDATA64MBI-3500

PCDATA64MBI-3150

PCDATA64MBI-3100

PCDATA64MBI-3011

PCDATA64MBI-3012

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA64MB

PCDATA512MBI

PCDATA512MBI-3550

PCDATA512MBI-3521

PCDATA512MBI-3516

PCDATA512MBI-3021

PCDATA512MBI-3512

PCDATA512MBI-3502

PCDATA512MBI-3500

PCDATA512MBI-3150

PCDATA512MBI-3500

PCDATA512MBI-3100

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA512MBI-3012

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA512MB

PCDATA32MBI-3550

PCDATA32MBI-3521

PCDATA32MBI-3516

PCDATA32MBI-3512

PCDATA32MBI-3502

PCDATA32MBI-3500

PCDATA32MBI-3150

PCDATA32MBI-3100

PCDATA32MBI-3550

PCDATA32MBI-3012

PCDATA32MB

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PCDATA256MBI-3550

PCDATA256MBI-3521

PCDATA256MBI-3516

PCDATA256MBI-3512

PCDATA256MBI-3502

PCDATA256MBI-3500

PCDATA256MBI-3150

PCDATA256MBI-3100

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA256MBI-3048

PCDATA256MBI-3012

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA256MB

PCDATA16384MBI

PCDATA16384MBI

PCDATA16384MBI

PCDATA16384MBI

PCDATA16384MBI

PCDATA16384MBI

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PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA16384MBI

PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA16384MB

PCDATA128MBI-3550

PCDATA128MBI-3521

PCDATA128MBI-3516

PCDATA128MBI-3512

PCDATA128MBI-3502

PCDATA128MBI-3500

PCDATA128MBI-3150

PCDATA128MBI-3100

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA128MBI-3012

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA128MB

PCDATA8192MBI-3550

PCDATA8192MBI-3521

PCDATA8192MBI-3516

PCDATA8192MBI-3512

PCDATA8192MBI-3502

PCDATA8192MBI-3500

PCDATA8192MBI-3150

PCDATA8192MBI-3100

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MBI-3012

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MBI-3150

PCDATA8192MBI-3100

PCDATA8192MBI-3500

PCDATA8192MBI-3550

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA8192MB

PCDATA4096MBI-3550

PCDATA4096MBI-3521

PCDATA4096MBI-3516

PCDATA4096MBI-3512

PCDATA4096MBI-3502

PCDATA4096MBI-3500

PCDATA4096MBI-3150

PCDATA4096MBI-3011

PCDATA4096MBI-3100

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA4096MBI-3012

PCDATA4096MBI-3021

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA4096MB

PCDATA2048MBI-3550

PCDATA2048MBI-3012

PCDATA2048MBI-3521

PCDATA2048MBI-3516

PCDATA2048MBI-3512

PCDATA2048MBI-3502

PCDATA2048MBI-3500

PCDATA2048MBI-3150

PCDATA2048MBI-3100

PCDATA2048MBI-3073

PCDATA2048MB

PCDATA2048MB

PCDATA2048MB

PCDATA2048MB

PCDATA2048MB

PCDATA2048MB

PCDATA2048MB

PCDATA2048MB

PCDATA1024MBI-3550

PCDATA1024MBI-3012

PCDATA1024MBI-3521

PCDATA1024MBI-3516

PCDATA1024MBI-3512

PCDATA1024MBI-3502

PCDATA1024MBI-3500

PCDATA1024MBI-3150

PCDATA1024MBI-3100

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

PCDATA1024MB

For additional information on PCMCIA Type II ATA cards contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com……, call +1 714 881 4777, post or leave a comment here.

SiliconSystems Cross Reference Guide

SiliconSystems Compact Flash Cross Reference Guide:

Working with our fab house, here in the USA and former SiliconSystems engineers familiar with fabrication, design and integration we have created a new line of compact flash cards. Designating specific suffix endings for maximum compatibility and integration. Eliminating the need for requalification and new design. Customers can now transition to a sustainable SSD storage solution with the confidence and support of a 5 year road map.

SSD-C64MI-3005

SSD-C64MI-3038

SSD-C64MI-3521

SSD-C64MI-3021

SSD-C64MI-4001

SSD-C64MI-3512

SSD-C64MI-3550

SSD-C64MI-3500

SSD-C64MI-3150

SSD-C64MI-3100

SSD-C64MI-3012

SSD-C51MI-3005

SSD-C51MI-3500

SSD-C51MI-3021

SSD-C51MI-3512

SSD-C51MI-3521

SSD-C51MI-3100

SSD-C51MI-3150

SSD-C51MI-3550

SSD-C51MI-4100

SSD-C51MI-3012

SSD-C32MI-3005

SSD-C32MI-3012

SSD-C32MI-3500

SSD-C32MI-3100

SSD-C32MI-3150

SSD-C32MI-3550

SSD-C32MI-4001

SSD-C25MI-3005

SSD-C25MI-3012

SSD-C25MI-3500

SSD-C25MI-3021

SSD-C25MI-3038

SSD-C25MI-3512

SSD-C25MI-3100

SSD-C25MI-3150

SSD-C25MI-3550

SSD-C25MI-4001

SSD-C12MI-3005

SSD-C12MI-3500

SSD-C12MI-3512

SSD-C12MI-3012

SSD-C12MI-3021

SSD-C12MI-3100

SSD-C12MI-3150

SSD-C12MI-3550

SSD-C12MI-4001

SSD-C08GI-3005

SSD-C08GI-3500

SSD-C08GI-4300

SSD-C08GI-3012

SSD-C08GI-3512

SSD-C08GI-3100

SSD-C08GI-3150

SSD-C08GI-3550

SSD-C08GI-3021

SSD-C04GI-3005

SSD-C04GI-3500

SSD-C04GI-3512

SSD-C04GI-3100

SSD-C04GI-3150

SSD-C04GI-3550

SSD-C04GI-4000

SSD-C04GI-4001

SSD-C04GI-3012

SSD-C04GI-3021

SSD-C02GI-3005

SSD-C02GI-3500

SSD-C02GI-3512

SSD-C02GI-3100

SSD-C02GI-3150

SSD-C02GI-3021

SSD-C02GI-3038

SSD-C02GI-3550

SSD-C02GI-4001

SSD-C01GI-3005

SSD-C01GI-3500

SSD-C01GI-3038

SSD-C01GI-3521

SSD-C01GI-3505

SSD-C01GI-3512

SSD-C01GI-3012

SSD-C01GI-3021

SSD-C01GI-3100

SSD-C01GI-3150

SSD-C01GI-3550

SSD-C01GI-4001

PCDCF64MBI-3005

PCDCF64MBI-3038

PCDCF64MBI-3521

PCDCF64MBI-3021

PCDCF64MBI-4001

PCDCF64MBI-3512

PCDCF64MBI-3550

PCDCF64MBI-3500

PCDCF64MBI-3150

PCDCF64MBI-3100

PCDCF64MBI-3012

PCDCF512MBI-3005

PCDCF512MBI-3500

PCDCF512MBI-3021

PCDCF512MBI-3512

PCDCF512MBI-3521

PCDCF512MBI-3100

PCDCF512MBI-3150

PCDCF512MBI-3550

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PCDCF512MBI-3012

PCDCF32MBI-3005

PCDCF32MBI-3012

PCDCF32MBI-3500

PCDCF32MBI-3100

PCDCF32MBI-3150

PCDCF32MBI-3550

PCDCF32MBI-4001

PCDCF256MBI-3005

PCDCF256MBI-3012

PCDCF256MBI-3500

PCDCF256MBI-3021

PCDCF256MBI-3038

PCDCF256MBI-3512

PCDCF256MBI-3100

PCDCF256MBI-3150

PCDCF256MBI-3550

PCDCF256MBI-4001

PCDCF128MBI-3005

PCDCF128MBI-3500

PCDCF128MBI-3512

PCDCF128MBI-3012

PCDCF128MBI-3021

PCDCF128MBI-3100

PCDCF128MBI-3150

PCDCF128MBI-3550

PCDCF128MBI-4001

PCDCF8192MBI-3005

PCDCF8192MBI-3500

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PCDCF8192MBI-3012

PCDCF8192MBI-3512

PCDCF8192MBI-3100

PCDCF8192MBI-3150

PCDCF8192MBI-3550

PCDCF8192MBI-3021

PCDCF4096MBI-3005

PCDCF4096MBI-3500

PCDCF4096MBI-3512

PCDCF4096MBI-3100

PCDCF4096MBI-3150

PCDCF4096MBI-3550

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PCDCF4096MBI-4001

PCDCF4096MBI-3012

PCDCF4096MBI-3021

PCDCF2048MBI-3005

PCDCF2048MBI-3500

PCDCF2048MBI-3512

PCDCF2048MBI-3100

PCDCF2048MBI-3150

PCDCF2048MBI-3021

PCDCF2048MBI-3038

PCDCF2048MBI-3550

PCDCF2048MBI-4001

PCDCF1024MBI-3005

PCDCF1024MBI-3500

PCDCF1024MBI-3038

PCDCF1024MBI-3521

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PCDCF1024MBI-3512

PCDCF1024MBI-3012

PCDCF1024MBI-3021

PCDCF1024MBI-3100

PCDCF1024MBI-3150

PCDCF1024MBI-3550

PCDCF1024MBI-4001

Global SSD Storage Authority

Global SSD Storage Authority

With over 18 year experience www.PCcardsDirect.com… has offered companies  a complete offering of SSD storage solutions.  Specializing in commercial off-the-shelf solutions (COTS).

Beginning in the mid 1990’s as a Sandisk reseller and working with industrial firms to solve their memory storage needs, a relationship quickly developed as solution providers,  engineers and repair technicians were looking to solve the growing need of limited SSD storage.

As Sandisk introduced the PCMCIA card more industries began to integrate this form factor into their designs.  As the PCMCIA card began to find itself in aircraft, tanks and helicopters, mechanics struggled to keep up with the replacement of these storage cards.  When Sandisk discontinued production of PCMCIA cards users looked to other manufacturers to fulfill their requirements.  Companies such as SiliconSystems with their unique licensing agreement with Sandisk offered industrial PCMCIA cards in a variety of configurations.

SiliconSystems offered features such as SiDestroy and SiEarse.  These features would physically destroy the onboard controller and erase all data with no recovery, respectively.

After a few years SiliconSystems was acquired by Western Digital and the PCMCIA cards were discontinued after the acquisition.

It was getting very difficult for maintenance personnel to support their aircraft without these PCMCIA cards.

It is important to mention that with the advent of new technology and new higher capacities small capacity cards such as:

  • 16MB PCMCIA
  • 32MB PCMCIA
  • 64MB PCMCIA

these capacities were no longer produced and available for older equipment as replacement parts.  Older legacy equipment could not recognize newer larger capacity cards due to the limitation in the BIOS.

Recognizing this elimination in supply of smaller capacity PCMCIA Type II ATA PC cards, PCcardsDirect began to offer the a full line of PCMCIA cards from 16MB to 64GB capacities. See www.PCcardsDirect.com…   for a complete list of available PCMCIA cards on the market today and available for purchase.

For additional information e-mail sales at PCcardsDirect.com… or Post or leave your comment here for a reply.

 

Compact Flash cards for the Oil, Gas and Coal Industry

Compact Flash cards for the Oil, Gas and Coal Industry

Why does the oil and gas industry require industrial flash memory cards rather than tradition memory cards?

These industries function in volatile environmental conditions.  Temperatures often fluctuate a great deal and cause computer data systems to fail.  Transitioning to industrial flash rated solid state memory storage cards you can insure your data receives the maximum protection available.

CompactFlash Cards are industrial temperature grade -40°C ~+85°C to fulfill various specialized applications in normal or harsh operating environments.

These SLC compact flash cards have greater read write cycles and offer wear leveling algorithms  for longer life and minimal downtime.

Offering the standard in durable removable flash, compact flash is the ideal size and offers the capacities available to safely and security store and transfer all of your key data from the field.

Compact flash is a 50 pin dual row card offering a minimum of 10,000 insertions, a shock rating of 2000G, vibration tested to 15G peak to peak and altitude rated to 50,000 feet.

Visit www.pccardsdirect.com/products/compflcards.php for a complete list of available industrial compact flash cards.

For additional information contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com… or post or comment here for a reply.

Where to find SLC flash memory and support

16GB PCMCIA Card

16GB SSD-P PCMCIA Card

As many traditional suppliers are transitioning to MLC flash from SLC flash memory how can you be sure you are getting industrial grade flash memory products?

Consider this before buying any SLC flash memory:

NOT ALL FLASH MEMORY IS CREATED EQUAL

Though MLC flash memory may be more cost effective to you it is not more reliable that SLC manufactured memory.  SLC flash memory includes advanced wear leveling algorithms for better durability and longevity.

Industrial flash cards are temperature rated at -40C to +85C  operating temperature.  Additional specifications include shock ratings of 1500G and vibration tested to 20G.

Companies looking to replace older flash memory such as Sandisk, Kingston or SiliconSystems, will need to consider the proper level of support in addition to the correct flash hardware component.

Older cards having used the latest chips and BIOS of their time will be difficult to replace.  Transitioning to a newer chipset with a new BIOS capable of addressing larger capacities will allow for the transition of legacy hardware to available flash products on the market today.

The search engines will return a plethora of potential hardware suppliers.  However you must consider the post support available after you have purchased.  Pre & Post support are critical to a smooth transition of hardware components.

One such partner to consider is www.SSDsDirect.com….  Armed with a new interactive website, product reviews, comments and questions related to SLC flash memory offers you the level of support you need to determine the right amount of support needed to complete you project in a successful and timely manner.

Ask your supplier is they offer samples and offer post technical support on the product as it relates to your installation.  With you over 15 years of flash memory experience www.PCcardsDirect.com… and its affiliates offers a high level of support no available to most online e-Tail, retail and VAR.

Contact sales at PCcardsDirect.com… for additional information regarding this article.

 

PCMCIA Memory What to know before you buy

Before microSD, SD, MMC and Compact Flash the removable flash standard was PCMCIA cards.  All laptops came equipment with a PCMCIA slot to accept a PCMCIA ATA type II card.

Still used today by the military and industrial equipment PCMCIA cards are available in different builds, know the difference before you buy.

Like other types of flash memory, PCMCIA cards are available in both MLC and SLC chipsets.  those unfamiliar with these standards, the most may be familiar is MLC (Multi Level Cell).  Cards built using this method are typically consumer grade and hold a temperature rating of 0C to +70C.

PCMCIA Cards built with SLC chipset are rated at -40C to +85C and typically include some type of error correction and or wear leveling technology as well.

So depending on your environment you will want to choose the appropriate card for your equipment’s needs.

In addition to the temperature and wear leveling technology PCMCIA cards are available in a plastic and metal housing.  In a majority of the cases the plastic housings are more affordable and readily available.  The metal housing cards have a longer lead time and are more rigid.  The specifications such as temperature, vibration and shock are rated the same for both housings.

One additional option that is not usually mentioned are the coatings that may be applied to the components on the cards.  One type is acrylic and the other is silicon based.  Both are used when additional vibration and shock ratings are needed in order for the cards to meet certain specifications.  Keep in mind that when ordering these cards you will void the warranty as no warranty repairs can be performed on the cards after these coatings have been applied.

For additional information visit www.PCcardsDirect.com… or contact a sales rep at [email protected]

Top 7 Reasons why SiliconSystems PCMCIA and CF Cards are hard to find

1.  Western Digital purchased SiliconSystems.

2.  After the acquisition Western Digital discontinued production of the PCMCIA ATA Cards.  They still continue to offer compact flash cards…For now..

3.   The old “-3012” series SiliconSystems cards are no longer available.  The new series is the 4000 series.  Typically a 6-8 week lead time when purchased in quantities of 60 or more.

4.  Why off the shelf cards are not compatible  as drop in replacements?  SiliconSystems used a proprietary combination of flash and controller to assemble their cards and drives.  Many solution providers ensured that their hardware required only SiliconSystems cards to operate.

5. Are any of their options such as SiPurge, SiDestroy still available?  There other drives on the market that offer these features.  However, they are very expensive and typically cost prohibitive to anyone except the military.

6. Can I make any changes to adapt to these new cards?  Yes, typically it was the software that was configured to look for certain sectors on the SiliconSystems card.  If you have access to the code you can change it to write to any sector of a card.

7.  As the market for flash memory decreases the cost associated to develop, manufacture and promote these products continue to increase.  In a shrinking market it is difficult for companies to spend millions of dollars and operate in the black.  As a result we will continue to see legacy products disappear from the marketplace.

What options are available to continue to service and maintain legacy hardware still in operation today?  In the past five years we have had PCMCIA cards make a resurgence.  Specially industrial grade high temperature rated PCMCIA cards.  Older voice PBX  systems, routers and large scale locomotives all still require this form factor.  In all of these sectors it is not cost effective to upgrade the hardware to accommodate a card with a modern chip configuration.

PCcardsDirect has assembled a compatible PCMCIA ATA PC Card with an enhanced controller for better compatibility with older SiliconSystems cards.  Before you scrap your old hardware you will want to test a this new card.  Available from 64MB to 16GB capacities at: www.pccardsdirect.com…

SiliconSystems Cards are they still available?

Since the departure of Sandisk from the PCMCIA arena, SiliconSystems picked up the torch and has been running with it.  However, since the purchase of SiliconSystems by Western Digital, the PCMCIA PC Card form factor is no longer available as SiliconSystems.  So all of those “SSD-P” part numbers are no more.  Now this is not true for the compact flash cards.  Western Digital still offers CF cards.  However this too has changed from the traditional “-3012” suffix to the newer 4000 series.  Engineers still looking for compatible cards are urged to consider the “-S” configuration offer by PCcardsDirect.  This card offers the same controller as those used by the older now unavailable SiliconSystems Company.  Available in fixed and removable bit, engineers and technicians may order a sample to test and QC.  In certain instances software may have been developed to only write to the SiliconSystems card.  In this case changes to the code will have to take place.  For a listing of available card options visit: www.PCcardsDirect.com…

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