With the release of the CFM100 CompactFlash® Memory Module, more of our customers will be using non-volatile CompactFlash (CF) memory cards for data storage. While several types and brands of CF cards are readily available, we advise that you carefully check product specifications before purchase, as card failure will result in both the loss of the card and its stored data.
Consumer-grade CF cards are cheaper than the industrial-grade memory cards we offer, and may perform adequately in laboratory and office conditions. However, consumer-grade cards do not function properly at industrial temperature ratings (-40° to +85°C), are more susceptible to failure during shock, and have shorter life spans (number of read/write cycles). For these reasons, Campbell Scientific recommends using industrial-grade cards for most applications.