SCSI to IDE bridges...
doc at mdrconsult.com
Wed Sep 24 21:33:13 CDT 2008
Gene Buckle wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2008, Doc Shipley wrote:
>> Chuck Guzis wrote:
>>> I've toyed with the idea of setting up a Linux box with a decent-size
>>> (512M) hunk of RAM,turning off swap and using it as a network
>>> mailserver with CF instead of IDE disk to conserve power. I'm not
>>> sure how long the CF would last. Assuming, say, 1000 emails
>>> (including spam) a day worst-case, I might see one fail in less than
>>> a year, depending upon where the writes landed. Leveling would help,
>>> of course, but do CF cards auto-level, or does that responsibility
>>> fall upon the system using them?
>> I can vouch for the fact that running a normal OS on CF will kill the
>> card in a hurry, even without swap.
> Doc, there's a whole pile of Amiga users out there (found 'em today!)
> that would argue that point with you. They're using them a lot on the
> Amiga 1200, 500 and 2000 without issue.
I've used a 512MB card on an A1200. As far as I can tell, it doesn't
swap at all.
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