My 386 laptop HD is dead. The solution: an IDE to CF adapter
brad at heeltoe.com
Tue Jan 23 09:58:57 CST 2007
Chris M wrote:
> This is what I was made to understand, but there was
>a guy on some yahoo group (for Stylistics or some
>"slate" computer I think) who claimed he knew someone
>who used a flash card w/Win95 or 98 installed, and got
>a year or two out of it. Don't ask me...
I have customers who ship embedded systems with CF as the main disk
Granted, they are not mail servers, but they do things like track gas
pumps, so there is a fair amount of constant activity.
They just "do the math" and replace the CF's before they fail. I don't
know the details but I think they were getting at least 4-5 years out of
them. I think there was some brand-specific factors also (i.e. some
brands have more write cycles).
I too would probably use spinning media for email, but I don't see any
reason why cf would not work for a few years. Heck, most IDE disks these
days only last a few years so a CF can't be worse. (which is why I
raid-1 all my ide data disks)
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