80X!??? Who let marketing loose on this?
In short their was not speed standard for CF cards so the X value was measured against the old 150 KBPS CDROM speed. That gives us fantanbulous numbers.
The speed I see on PDAs and even cameras didn't budge on any of the dozen plus cards we tried. We did find one old card that underperformed all the rest, but it was very first generation and was likely just old and tired.
On PDAs the speed is more likely to be constrained by the PDA and not the CF.
does anyone know if compact flash speeds really make a difference on pocket pcs? lexar 80x vs others...