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    Quote Originally Posted by HiJackZX1 View Post
    Let me ask, why not just have all you components behind the screen and put the MoBo somewhere else, Glove Box?
    I think one of the attractions of this all-in-one system is that it's all-in-one: plug in the power and your audio connections, and all you have left to do is the bezel.

    It makes sense that blk02si wants use the most powerful board/cpu combo because that will drive sales. The only thing that keeps me from going this route is that I want a screen larger than 7".

    I think this project is headed for success, and I plan to be in the cheering section.
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    Blk, where did you see that seagate drive for $29? Cheapest I've seen is $99.

    JUST ordered my 702 screen, btw... build article coming realllllly soon.

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    Hey Kalenth,

    Got the drive from www.digitaltechland.com

    I found them though www.pricewatch.com

    I just ordered it tonight, I want to check it out. Was 39.50 shipped to my door. Seems to have all the advantages of a standard flash drive, although it still is a mechanical drive, it is designed for a rough enviroment like a carPC. I am curious to see how it performs in comparison to the flash.

    Flash memory is great but I'm not sure how comfortable end users are going to be with the "EWF" settings of XPE. At least with this drive I am still in the same space constraints but can run a full blown copy of XP pro or even vista if need be. Without the need for shrinking the OS down or running specialized read only tools it just makes things a lot simpler. 8gb will be enough room for a full OS install + frontend, GPS maps, and other programs. Media will still be on a separate drive.

    Don't get me wrong, I love my tiny OS and 1 gb flash install, but just not sure the masses will like it as much as me. This seagate seems like a good option.

    Here is the spec sheet:

    http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/data...isc/ds_st1.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdholtz View Post
    I think this project is headed for success, and I plan to be in the cheering section.
    Thanks rdholtz, this means a lot to me, I appreciate your kind words
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    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    While looking around at CF modules I found a highly rugged 1" actual HARD DRIVE! Seagate says it can withstand up to 200G shock while operating. Its main purpose is for mp3 players and such but the best part of this hard drive is it is the exact same size and interface as a CF module. I may give this a try, as it seems to be a very rugged unit, but it would not require the use of the "enhanced write filter" that running XP from flash does. It would be like running a standard drive, persistant settings, etc. This is all assuming that its bootable from a IDE>CF adaptor.

    Price is definitely right at 29.99
    I'm sure you must have observed the low spindle speeds on that drive (3600 RPM) and cache of 2MB

    Would be interesting to know the boot times with this drive.

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    BAH! Sad Sandy over here....
    Blk, from that I assume this still fits a CF adapter, then to a IDE adapter?

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    @Digital Vampire

    That's what I am curious about myself. It seems slower compared with a 2.5 or 3.5 drive but I have a feeling its going to be faster than a compact flash module. Data transfer is 130Mbps max which is quite a bit faster than the Ultra II I'm currently running which is about 10Mpbs transfer rate. But again its not really comparing apples to apples since the Ultra is solid state and the Seagate is a mechanical drive, just very small.

    @Kalenth

    Yes it fits the CF > IDE adapter so this drive will basically "plug" right into my master IDE channel.
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    First off great thread I just spent hours reading the whole thing.

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    @blk02si
    The Segate might have faster data transfer but it probably has much slower seek times. I'm not sure how that affects things but I think the Segate will end up booting slower.

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    I am anxious to see how this mini drive runs. It says for embedded applications right on it so I have high hopes I also found 2gb Ultra II's at staples for $35. Not a bad deal.

    Also wanted to share some spy pics of a new chassis and shelf design. Few more bends on the lid and the shelf to increase rigidity even more
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    Looks good!

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