SanDisk Extreme FireWire 400/800 to CompactFlash Drive

FireWire 400/800 to CompactFlash More Like This The Extreme FireWire Reader is a high performance reader, providing a complete digital system/solution for photography needs. Offering the highest performance requirement: up to 40MB/sec (+/- buffer) sequential read and write, the reader is PIO 6 and UDMA 4 ready. It has one slot for CompactFlash Type I and II including Hitachi Microdrives. It supports FireWire 800/400 connectivity on both Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems. The CompactFlash reader plugs and plays with no external AC power, and comes with Sandisk's data recovery software. The Extreme FireWire (FW) Reader also supports the Extreme IV CF (Type I and II) cards. Backed by SanDisk's three year limited warranty and highly trained technical support, the only thing you will have to worry about is finding new uses for the device!

Part Number and Description Price Add to Cart
PCM-CR-FW1ECF SanDisk Extreme FireWire 400/800 to CompactFlash Read-Writer
product at end of life, for a suitable replacement see PCM-CR-FW81ECF-02 CFFire800 Pro FireWire 800 to CompactFlash Drive Read-Writer
EOL Replaced More Information - View Product Pages

Features and Specifications

CE Mark

FireWire Logo

Vista Ready

  • FireWire bus powered, no power adapter required
  • Supports media hot swapping and FireWire plug and play
  • Compact and portable design with low power consumption
  • High speeds of up to 40MBps (Megabytes) interface access to storage cards (ESP)
  • Operating system support includes Mac OS X, Windows XP
  • Includes Sandisk's data Recovery Software
  • Easy Installation
  • CE Approved
Warranty Information
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
PCMCIA Media Support
  • CompactFlash Cards including PIO6 and UDMA4 based cards like Sandisk's Extreme® IV
  • Microdrives and other CFII+ rotating media
Transfer Rates
  • Sandisk tested at 40MB/sec for ESP (UDMA4) devices
  • FireWire 400: 400Mbps (Megabits)
  • FireWire 800: 800Mbps (Megabits)
  • PC Card Version 2.1/JEIDA 4.1
  • IEEE 1394a/b (FireWire)
System Requirements
  • Macintosh or PC with free six or nine pin FireWire 400 or 800 port
  • Mac OS X 10.1x or later
  • Windows XP or later
  • Unsupported, but known to work with FireWire capable BSD and Linux distributions
  • Unsupported, but known to work with FireWire capable Mac OS Classic
Electrical Characteristics
  • Bus Powered: 12V ±10% @ < 1.0A
Operating Environment
  • Operating temperature: 0° C to 70° C
  • Storage temperature: -40° C to 70° C
  • Relative Humidity: 90% (max.) non-condensing
Package Includes
  • SanDisk Extreme FireWire 400/800 to CompactFlash Drive
  • Data recovery software-ensures your photos will always be there (even if you delete them accidentally)
  • Two extended FireWire cables


W3 Document FireWire CF Readers Trounce USB 2.0 Readers in UDMA CompactFlash Download Comparison
A recent review and comparison shows FireWire based card readers including the SanDisk Extreme FireWire Reader as doubling throughput of the best USB 2.0 readers.

Valid HTML 4.01 Valid CSS RSS/XML Feed Follow us on Twitter FireWire 800, CompactFlash, PCMCIA Drive, Read-Writer, SDDRX4-CF, Extreme UDMA