CFast cards supporting the current CFast 1.1 specification are based on the Serial ATA Gen II interface (SATA-II) and support bus speeds up to 300MB/s. These cards have largely been used within industrial markets. The new CFast 2.0 specification expected to be released in CQ4, 2012 will support SATA-III with bus speeds up to 600MB/s. CFast cards based on the CFast 2.0 specification are intended for both industrial along with professional imaging and video markets.
CFast cards are electrically compatible with SATA-IO compliant products, but have CFA specified connectors and shape.
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Compliant CFast cards are tested for interoperability by test labs accredited by both CFA and SATA-IO. Such cards display this logo.