I'm planning on going the CompactFlash route for booting into XP, with a 2.5" laptop drive as a secondary drive for program files and data.
Basically booting from the CF slot in my LV-671 (when it arrives..), and installing a customized copy of XP where the "Program Files" and "Documents and Settings" folders get installed to the laptop drive as D:, and using EWF to protect the CF (C:) drive.
Here's the question:
Why should I go for a solid state CF card with a limited capacity (~512M-1G) instead of a 4GB CF+ Type II Microdrive?
Such as this:
- Cost for 4G ($180), vs solid state CF (4GB $330, 1GB ~$90)
- 3600 RPM, slower than most other 2.5" laptop drives.
- Sustained Data Rate: Up to 7.2MB/sec (48x)
- Possible head crash risk due to moving parts.
- No need to use EWF to protect the Microdrive, although it could help with speed, preventing unecessary writes.