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Capacity 12GB 8GB 4GB
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Interface Options ATA/IDE ATA Flex, Compact Flash Type II Compact Flash Type II, ATA Flex
Spindle Speed (RPM) 3600 3600 3600
Cache (MB) 2 2 2
Transfer Rate, Max Ext (MB/s) 66.7 33.3 33.3
Sustained Data Rate OD 10.2 8.8 8.8
Average Latency (ms) 8.3 8.3 8.3
Power Management      
Seek, Typical Operating (W) .154 .226 .226
Idle, Typical Operating (W) .140 .200 .200
Operating 0° to 60°C 0° to 70°C 0° to 70°C
Non-operating -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C -40° to 70°C
Operating: Gs (ms) 300 (1ms) 175 (2ms) 175 (2ms)
Non-operating: Gs (ms) 2000 (1ms) 750 (2ms) 750 (2ms)
Acoustics (bels - sound power)      
Idle 1.6 2.1 2.1
Operating 1.9 2.5 2.5
Height (in/mm) (maximum) 0.2007/5.1 0.1968/5.0, .197/ 0.1968/5.0, .197/
Width (in/mm) (maximum) 1.583/40.2 1.685/42.80, 1/ 1.685/42.80, 1/
Length (in/mm) (maximum) 1.189/30.2 1.439/36.55 1.439/36.55
Weight (lb/g) .030/13.6 0.0397/18 0.0397/18
Model Number CF and ST Series Capacity Spindle Speed (RPM) Interface Cache (MB)
ST612712DE ST1.3 Series 12GB 3600RPM   2MB
ST612712DEG ST1.3 Series 12GB 3600RPM ATA/IDE 2MB
ST68022CF ST1.2 Series 8GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST68022C-RK CF Photo 8GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST68022FX ST1.2 Series 8GB 3600RPM ATA Flex 2MB
ST64022FX ST1.2 Series 4GB 3600RPM ATA Flex 2MB
ST64022C-RK CF Photo 4GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB
ST64022CF ST1.2 Series 4GB 3600RPM Compact Flash Type II 2MB