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Thread: onboard CF slot reading slow (win98 + twinmos 140x card)

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    onboard CF slot reading slow (win98 + twinmos 140x card)

    I'm using an old SBC with a built in CF slot. I'm booting 98lite off a 512mb twinmos 140x CF card, which takes ~8-9s to load without any tweaking

    I've had no real issues with the setup, besides the fact that the read speed is about 5MB/s (in win98 with nothing else running). Twinmos claimed their 140x cards read at ~21MB/s, so I'm guessing there's something with the onboard CF slot slowing down the read time.

    Would buying a CF->IDE adapter for ~$10 on ebay improve read speed? and would I just be able to use the adapter, and use the same win98 install without having to modify much?

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    use the LogicSupply adapters. you shouldn't have to change anything on the CF card, just plug it in and boot up.

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    are the ebay ones crap? (specifically, http://cgi.ebay.com/CF-Compactflash-...QQcmdZViewItem)

    It'd cost like half as much as the logic supply one, and is smaller

    *my SBC has a 44 pin 2.5" IDE connector

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    I haven't used those. I've used two, one of them being from LogicSupply. It was slightly faster and I've read of bad experiences with the eBay ones. It's up to you...

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