guess, i'm going to return my extreme.
sweet, please post results
if you guys are getting super fast boot times i'm gonna have to buy one too
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Okay, I got my Extreme III a day early! Did a couple of tests from POST to desktop on the Ultra II and it varied from 23 to 24 seconds. Copied the OS over to the Extreme III and I've been consistently getting 18 seconds. Not bad I guess. I hope SanDisk keeps improving!! Only thing is the SanDisk utility to make the drive fixed (versus removable) doesn't work on this card. I guess the controller is new on the Extreme III's (makes sense I guess).
oohh. thanks for that piece of info. I need my CF card to appear as fixed disk. I have a second writable partition on it. It will be for config etc.
Did you ask Sandisk if there is a different utility for the Extreme III?
What config files do you mean? Do you consistently write to this second partition? That's just going to wear out that part of the CF drive first and then what? I wrote to SanDisk but I never even got a response from my first request a few weeks ago for the other utility so I'm not expecting anything.
Well for example, frodoplayer keeps track of the last song you were listening too. It writes this when you exit or shutdown.
This is a pretty important feature in my opinion, so i'm not listening to the same song every time i boot up. I like it to pick up where it left off.
When destinator can be run off that partition I want it to save any new addresses I put in there.
So it'll be one write every time i shut down and one more every time I add an address. Compare this to how many pictures you can take using the CF card in a camera and it seems very reasonable to expect the CF card to last for a very long time.
I'm sure I won't start my car 100,000 times before it will be in the junk yard.
What part number did you buy from prism.com? I am also using a VIA (M10K)
Where did you buy your CF card from? A Canadian source would be great...
Did you decide on the extreme instead of the Ultra II because of the operating temperature difference (-20 vs. 0c)?
Are you going to switch to the Ultra III?
I want to buy parts and get on this ASAP so I appreciate your help! It is -28 today so I need to get this thing working!
I would recommend the Extreme III unless you absolutely need the disk to be fixed.
I'll ditto SFiorito's last post. He linked to the site selling the Extreme III in an earlier post.
I would get it if I didn't need the 2nd partition.
I got the Extreme over the Ultra II for temperature and speed. I couldn't find a source for it easilyt/cheaply. I ended up getting it at a local Black's in the mall my girlfriend works at. She get a discount at any store in the mall. Their normal price is $200CAD. Pretty rediculous if you ask me. And every jackass on ebay from the states told me shipping was $40US.
So no way I'm paying that.
well this thread was depressing... i have the new carputer here, awaiting funds to buy my new screen (i busted EVERYTHING a short while back)
i have the 2gb lexar pro cf card with the 10 dollar cf --> ide converter i found at mini-box.com
something tells me this isnt gonna work too well? ill try it anyway and post results perhaps next weekend