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    Quote Originally Posted by SlashEMc2k
    Garb-E,
    My Cold boot time is 24 sec this is with XP SP2 Minlogon and EWF.
    I presume it could be to do with the spec of Knubiles laptop?
    I`m using a desktop Pentium 2.4ghz 768mb ram 20GB HD 7400rpm
    I will be using nlite and the new CFC card when it comes
    so we will see what new boot times I get.
    Ok so with 1GHz machine with 512 ram and 7200 hard drive 30 seconds is about as good as its going to get from a cold boot?

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    Very cool congrats on achieving your goal
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    Did you use FAT or NTFS? Not sure if that'll make a significant speed difference. Did you also use all the latest reg entries I added to that web page I posted a couple weeks ago? I noticed that XP was trying to run chkdsk at each boot up which was costing me a couple seconds.

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    Just curious: what is better in terms of speed: ntfs or fat and why?

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    MSFT claims FAT will tend to perform better for XPe, so that's what I used. I haven't done a test with NTFS though. My cold boot times hover around 19-22 from BIOS POST.

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    BTW, it looks like the Extreme III is finally in stock!

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    Dominik, that 'cactus' comment took me back to the semester of Uni i did at UQ, i havent heard anyone use that term in over a year now back in the states

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    So what about finite read/writes on CF?

    I'm interested in Dominik's question. Does anyone know if CF cards have a finite read/write life as compared to harddrives? I also thought I'd seen something about this, um, somewhere.

    CowPuter

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    Yes, CF cards have a finite life. I have hit this point in my development of embedded systems with CF drives. Some cards handle failing blocks better than others.

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    Wow. There's a million replies to this in less than a day.

    K. For system specs, check my sig.
    I'm using an Extreme not an Extreme III.
    I don't think my nlite setup is final at all yet. There are other threads about this. I'm looking for advice on this myself.
    CF card do have a limited read/write life. That's why I am using EWF. Search on this if you don't know what I'm talking about. There's been a lot of discussion about it.
    I am also using minlogon.
    I used bootvis on the laptop drive 4 times before imaging it to the CF card.

    Hope that answers everything for now.

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