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    Maximum Bitrate knubile's Avatar
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    I wish I could try ta my old lexar with the new CF card adapter. I'll try to borrow it and try it. Hopefully its the IDE adapter that was my problem.

    Prism only sells on CF adapter now. I was emailed and told they only have the one that has both 40 and 44 pin connectors. It's being sold at the same price as the other ones.

    Just looked it up. The model number is AD-CF125IDE04003.

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    im tempted to return my 2gb lexar 12mbit card to newegg right now, and buy the 20mbit 1gb sandisk extreme III.... but i dunno

    i have to setup the carpc in my car, because i do not have an extra atx power supply, nor do i have a ac/dc converter that will power my pw-200-v

    is setting up an image mandatory for cf setups? i planned on just installing the cf card, and installing my nlite xp setup and all my apps/drivers... is the limited writes THAT limited?

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    you should definitely return the lexar and get the extreme iii. that's a huge difference in speed between 12MBps and 20MBps. i'm sure you could install an nlite xp directly onto the card, but i think it'll be faster and easier to do it on a regular hard drive and then copy it over to the CF disk. dont' forget all the configuration changes you may have to make, plus installing drivers, 3rd party software, etc., etc.

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    You can also figure you're going to have to do it more than once. Make a mistake here or there and you have to reinstall. You don't want to have to do it too many times.
    If you can, play it safe and install on a hard drive.

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    damn that newegg restocking fee... i'll see if i can email them and see if theyre gonna stock teh extreme III anytime soon, perhaps theyll waive the fee if i ask for "store credit" to buy the other cf card...

    15% of $180 + shipping kind of sucks

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    Newbie Questions

    I just stumbled to this site looking for information on installing a carputer - mostly for GPS use. I currently have a small form factor AOpen that isn't getting a lot of use, but was concerned about using a standard ide drive. I'm amazed at the notion of using CF instead. My questions are: how do you get away with using a 1GB CF for WinXP when the minimum is 1.5GB? Doesn't performance suffer? Since GPS maps can eat a lot of disk space, on what type of device does your data reside? Also, what is the life expectancy of a CF getting day to day use? Sorry for being so basic, but this is all very exciting!

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    Using nLite you can create XP installations as small as 300MB (some have gone even smaller!!!). Using the latest SanDisk CF card, the Extreme III, I get an 18 second cold boot on a Via MII measured from the BIOS POST to when the Explorer shell comes up. The Extreme III comes in 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB configurations. If all you want your system to do is navigation then you could get away with a super small nLite XP installation plus the GPS software and it could potentially fit on a 1GB disk. Using EWF from XPe we can protect the CF card from writes to improve performance and to extend its life. Read through a few of the threads in this OS forum and you'll find lots of interesting info.

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    Knubile: many thanks for the info & part number.

    Are you from Ontario? If you are close, you can get great deals on CF from THIS PLACE and do local pickup. $105 CDN and no shipping for a 1GB Sandisk Ultra II sounds good to me...

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    A heads up for anyone doing this in cold cold Canada: You can buy an external USB 2.0 40GB HDD from Costco right now for $139 - not a bad deal at all and it is a perfect media drive for the purpose of this thread! Nice and small and it comes in a leatherette case for portability.

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