Ok some serious upgrades going on with the PC hardware. I pulled the entire system and upgraded the northbridge heatsink to a passive zalman unit. I also had 2 left over SSD'd from a job so I decided to redo my OS and software using one of them. The CF module is still intact, tucked away for a backup
I am now using an 8Gb Transcend SSD. It is a SLC type flash, which is the best available right now, supposedly faster, more stable, and longer rated life. So far every build I've done has used MLC type SSD's so it will be cool to try out some top end stuff. The extra drives are only 8gb yet cost $115. They are also rare as they are IDE interface, which is not as common. (bought to upgrade older machines originally) SO far the drive appers even faster than the fast CF setup 2x the space too!
Since this thread has turned in to some what of a worklog, I am going to see if the mod will move it.