My 386 laptop HD is dead. The solution: an IDE to CF adapter
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 00:34:24 CST 2007
On 1/25/07, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> On 24 Jan 2007 at 23:59, Jim Leonard wrote:
> > Yep! There are only two drawbacks to microdrives:
> > - Slower than real flash
> > - Can't use 6000+ feet above sea level (lack of air pressure can make
> > the drive go wonky or, rarely, break it)
> So, I guess that not many were sold in Flagstaff, AZ? :)
Or at the South Pole ;-) (9300 elev, 10000-12000 pressure altitude
due to temp/air density effects).
It's a real problem there - I wouldn't want to take a Microdrive to
that altitude. Personally, my mp3 player was FLASH-based, on purpose,
even though it holds a fraction of the songs of any hard-drive-based
player. In 2005, when I arrived in October, I heard that virtually
every iPod over the winter had a hard drive failure. Those are, IIRC,
1.8" drives. 3.5" desktop and server drives last longer, but we
replaced about one per month in our experiment.
Naturally, I left my HP Kittyhawk at Sea Level.
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