SCSI to IDE bridges...
doc at mdrconsult.com
Thu Sep 25 11:23:21 CDT 2008
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 25 Sep 2008 at 7:46, Doc Shipley wrote:
>> I don't know, although I would bet on the CF card handling more
>> cycles than an 8" floppy. I thought you were talking about currently
>> available media, and that's not even a contest.
> No, it's a really practical question. Overall, would CF operating as
> in the new primary mass storage device a system that was floppy-only,
> provide the same service life as a floppy? Think machine tools,
> textile equipment, CNC tools, lab equipment, etc.
> What's the failure mode of CF? Is it "all at once" or "bits and
> pieces" like a floppy?
My experience is that the failure characteristics are very close to
an IDE disk. A few bad sectors show up, moving very quickly to
To address the actual question, I think yes, CF is a better low-end
alternative to floppy. (I personally prefer spinning storage, absent
vibration problems or thermal dissipation issues.)
High-end, there are some really swank industrial solid-state drive
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