booting from flash card faster than HD?
I'm just starting to think about my carPC and I have numerous questions and hurdles to get over before my system is built properly (as would most people). My first consideration is storage...
a) I figure booting off a flash card could be faster and more efficient, plus this would allow that much more music storage on the HD. Is that correct?
b) It appears that mini-itx boards have a single pci slot. How to fit fm tuner and soundblaster into the mix at the same time?
c) How, using a single user screen is the system integrated to using both radio functions and mp3/cd functions? (usually those third party tuners come with their own software. Does Winamp take care of this?)
d) I know this is a newbie thread, so I don't expect the majority of people here to already have a carPc, but I'm curious for those of you that do how many can't live without their carPC now that it is installed?
Thanks for your advice and opinions
How to write new ATAPI.sys
Mister Six, have you ever seen a good tutorial on this subject of ATAPI.sys. I'm probably going to experiment using the flash card because I figure that the largest card I'd have to purchase would be 64mb... That's only like $50 extra and if I can get fast startup it would be well worth the extra money and code. I have experience coding c-sharp and java, but I have never written a device driver in either language (currently taking assembly language course in college). So, if anyone finds a tutorial on how to accomplish caching re-assignment it would be really helpful. Of course, I'll be looking as well.