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    Post Fast boot time 350mb ide flash disks!

    anyone that is interested in one or more of these 2.5" ide flash disks email me at creambenz@aol.com. they are very hard to find at $80 each. smaller capacities available also.


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    Neat! Is there a write life to them like Compact Flash?

    Anyone know if a fairly functional install of Win 2000 would fit in 350MB?

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    i have 40

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    Ugh...
    Looks like 300,000 read/erase cycles...
    Funny, I can't find these things for less than $400 (quick search of the net). For that price, you'd think they'd have a longer life, wouldn't ya?

    http://www.dpie.com/pc104/sandiskflash.html
    http://www.sandisk.com/oem/flashdrive-specs.htm
    http://www.acal.be/products/el/activ...isk/sandrv.htm
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    Originally posted by PatO:
    <STRONG>Ugh...
    Looks like 300,000 read/erase cycles...
    Funny, I can't find these things for less than $400 (quick search of the net). For that price, you'd think they'd have a longer life, wouldn't ya?

    http://www.dpie.com/pc104/sandiskflash.html
    http://www.sandisk.com/oem/flashdrive-specs.htm
    http://www.acal.be/products/el/activ...isk/sandrv.htm</STRONG>

    Damn, I wish I would have known that before I just won one on ebay. I couldn't find anything on sandisk's site about the cycle limit. How long would it take for a standard win98 install to wear it out do you think?
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    a couple of months

    but would be neat for a linux ro install

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    you know I just don't understand why this type of ram have a limited use life.

    I wish someone could explain it to me.

    Pigseye

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    Yo dub.. how big is the one you got? I might buy it off of you if u wanna sell it..

    jason

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    I won the drive for $90+8 s&h. I haven't bought it yet, but if you want it, I can just pass the seller to you. Otherwise, me being nonL337 with linux, I think I'll try to get out of the purchase and stick to traditional hard drives. And the lifespan is due to the nature of it, its nonvolatile, meaning even with out power, it will store the data. Ram, on the other hand, is volitile, which means that if power is lost, so is everything in the ram. and hard drives work on a different principle all together.

    Edit: And a crude analogy is its like a storage space. ram is like a spot on your floor, nothing to open or adjust to get to it, but it can get moved around/lost. flash is like a cabinet, you have to open the doors and slide out the drawers, which wear out over time, but you always know that said item will be there.

    [ 02-15-2002: Message edited by: MP3DUB ]
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