NEXTO CF Ultra
V0.21 - General Notes
The NEXTO CF ND-2500
is out of production.
The NEXTO CF Ultra ND-2525 from
is the successor of the NEXTO CF ND-2500,
but some things had to be changed.
Currently, there is a Beta Sample with the first Beta Firmware
available. The feature set for the retail version
of the NEXTO CF Ultra is not yet fixed, all the information given
here is based on the beta firmware and open discussions.
Anything mentioned here might be changed sooner or later,
although this is very unliekly for some points.
- Features the same body as the NEXTO CF.
- Comes with leather pouch including belt loop and battery holder
for the optional external battery.
- Dot matrix LCD used with symbols and a font for
4 lines of 12 characters.
- Blue backlight for the LCD.
- Single-Button operation.
- Has to be equipped with a 2.5" PATA harddisk.
Some suppliers offer units including harddisk.
- Assembly requires mounting 4 cross-type 00-sized screws,
screwdriver and some extra screws included.
- 48-bit LBA support for large harddisks of 128GB or more.
- Automatic partitioning and formatting for blank harddisks,
also selectable from menu.
Power Supply and Charging
- Single-cell internal Li-Poly battery, user-replaceable.
- DC IN: 4.5-33V
- Small AC adapter included.
- Can be powered and charged from USB, Car Adapter, PC FireWire or MAC FireWire connection.
- Car charging adapter included.
- BAT IN: 3.7V for a single-cell external battery.
- USB 2.0 connection, about 30MB/s from unit to PC.
- USB cable included.
- FireWire 400 connection, about 40MB/s from unit to PC.
- 6-pin FireWire cable included.
- Battery powered operation with 4-pin FireWire connection possible,
cable is not supplied.
- Firmware update can only be done through FireWire connection.
- Most likely no FireWire card reader function.
- No USB OTG support.
Media Support and Download
- Built-in CF-II slot, sufficient power for Microdrives.
- 17 in 1 CF adapter included (no SmartMedia support).
- Download from CF at up to (about) 14-19MB/s from fast cards.
- True bit-by-bit verify that takes about twice as long as downloading.
- No copying from harddisk back to CF.
Special note: The Beta Sample came in a regular ND-2500 shell,
so this time there will be no images here to be stolen!