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    SanDisk CF5000 vs Transcend IDE Flash Module

    I wonder which medium is better for OS? Better means faster booting and longer life.
    I searched for read/write speed for Transcend IDE Flash Module but couldnt find anything anyone have some info?
    SanDisk CF5000 have 30Mbps read/write speed, and both support UDMA4.

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    I'd like to know too, the prices keep dropping on these, so I'd like to know their usefulness...
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    I think that it is pretty useful. Look at the DIGItonium's project. Here is video of booting with CF 5000 http://www.digitonium.net/video/carpc3.wmv

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    Maybe give a look into the Lexar 300x series of CF cards. Ive compared cards and those seem to be the current fastest cards on the market. Has a lifetime limited warranty too.

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    unless the Lexar supports fixed mode, I'd stick with the SanDisk card.

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    nobb... I am wondering how you'd know they were faster??
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    SFiorito do you think SanDisk is better than Transcend? I am looking at Transcend because they are cheaper and available. I can get SanDisk, but min 120 pices...

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    SanDisk cards are "industrial" meaning they're meant for embedded systems. The Lexar cards are meant for photographers. If you want to have the most compatible card, stick with SanDisk. I have a CF5000 as well and it's great!

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    Could you go in detail what "industrial" means? How exactly will it differ since it is supposed to be for embedded systems? I wouldve thought the Lexar is faster because the site says it has a minimum sustained write speed of 45Mb/s vs the Sandisk's 30MB/s:
    http://lexar.com/digfilm/cf_udma.html
    Also, what is that fixed mode thing? I have just started reading up on CF and I just thought you could plug in a CF card into those adapters and have it working. Correct me if I am wrong.

    Reading the datasheet on the Sandisk, I noticed that the industrial has operating temperature down to -25C, whereas the commercial version is only rated down to 0C. Why is this? Everyone always seem to make it sound like all solid state will work down to very low temperatures. When I add CF to my carpc, I am expecting it to work down to -40C.

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    You need fixed mode if you want to hibernate or sleep your PC.

    SFiorito: I understand SanDisk is better over Lexmar.
    But SanDisk is CF and Transcend is IDE Flash module (more info: http://www.transcendusa.com/Products...No=26&LangNo=0 ) and that means it can be conected directly to motherboard (doesnt use much space).

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