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  • 2.5" harddrive + CF adapter on same IDE?

    will I have any performance issues putting my laptop harddrive and CF->IDE adapter (with CF) on the same IDE channel?

    basically, I need three things, just not sure on the IDE combination:

    1. CF->IDE adapter w/ CF
    2. notebook harddrive
    3. slimline CD/DVD drive


    the notebook drive will be used for media storage and maps. I plan on using the CF card w/ XPe and EWF ... and cd/dvd for whatever.
    [ 5-spd 1996 M A X i M A SE ]

  • #2
    Can't see any problems there, although it may be better with:

    1st IDE Primary - CF-IDE
    1st IDE Secondary - Slimline Cd/DVD

    2nd IDE Primary - Notebook Hdd

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    • #3
      Have you booted with a CF card yet? I have a 1gb microdrive and it's slower than slow to boot (not with the bios POST, I'm talking just windows 2k) and I have 512MB ram on an Epia 800.

      I'd use the notebook HD for whatever you can and put the cf-ide adapter so you can get at it from the outside and use the CF card to transfer files.

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      • #4
        thanks guys, i'll try those combos.


        yeah, I have booted with CF and it's pretty quick .. just under 15 seconds with winlogon. I plan to change to minlogon and have my own GUI boot so I'll probably shave another 5-7 seconds and if I go with ReadyON or HORM , should be much more quicker.

        i'll let you guys know how it turns out. BTW i am using XPe.
        [ 5-spd 1996 M A X i M A SE ]

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        • #5
          good cf cards (like the newer SanDisk's) are much faster than microdrives
          EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

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          • #6
            Yes, that may be true. But, a Microdrive won't die as fast as a good CF card.

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            • #7
              that's why you use EWF on a CF card... i was actually surprised at the difference between microdrives and even average consumer level CF cards...

              http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/mul...?cid=6007-6133
              EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

              Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
              Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
              OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
              Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
              BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
              VoomPC 2

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              • #8
                wow

                i am using:

                SanDisk "standard" 512MB SanDisk I 2004/4/6 2.099MB/sec


                maybe i should upgrade haha
                [ 5-spd 1996 M A X i M A SE ]

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                • #9
                  get an ExtremeI or UltraII. get an ExtremeIII if you don't plan on using standby or hibernate.
                  EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

                  Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
                  Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
                  OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
                  Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
                  BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
                  VoomPC 2

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                  • #10
                    Why an Extreme III only if not using standby or hibernate? The CF card is not really faster to boot, correct? They are mostly just for vibration/shock resistance?
                    My 2002 F250 Install

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