My 386 laptop HD is dead. The solution: an IDE to CF adapter

Alexandre Souza alexandre-listas at
Sat Jan 20 09:11:00 CST 2007

> What's the life expectancy of a CF card used as a primary hard drive,
> for say, a mailserver?

    Low, very low.

    Remember: You have a hundred thousand or so recordings in each byte of 
the card. It has a special mechanism to "distribute wear" but it will come 
to an end someday. And when you say about no-flash-oriented software, you 
are talking about a lot of writes. And it wears FAST! 

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