Semi-OT: IDE & SATA to USB "dongles"
Roy J. Tellason
rtellason at blazenet.net
Fri Jun 2 21:40:52 CDT 2006
On Friday 02 June 2006 10:03 pm, Billy Pettit wrote:
> In fact, this discussion has prodded me into doing something I've put off
> for a long time - strip some PCBs I found with 8ns CMOS static RAMs, 128Kx8.
> They are surface mount and the small geometries are a real challenge for my
> twisted fingers and bifocal eyes. But I have a project that needs fast
> memory and the weekend is free.)
I haven't yet tried to salvage any surface-mount chips, yet, though I do
have a board here with a few transistors that are tempting me.
8 ns?! That's _fast_. What if you don't mind my asking are you doing that
needs those kinds of speeds? I'm used to thinking of access times in numbers
that are three digits long. :-) Some cache I snagged out of a defunct 486
board is about the fastest I've managed to salvage yet, and it oughta really
do just fine with a z80 or something, no wait states there!
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