I do need information from you in return. Basically my install is bleeding money and I am trying to cut down on my cost. One way I see to cutting some cost is to buy CF drives instead of HDD. All systems will use EWF, so I do not care about write speed. Did you have a good read speed on the setup? As long as the read speed is better then a HDD, im all good. I also want to go this route so I do not have to worry about mounting things, the CF card/reader would all sit flat with the MoBo. I see the adapters are only like 3 dollars, it says bootable and IDE so I guess that is what I going for. Its the CF card I want to be sure on. I want something cheap, but not something $h!++y. Also is a CF style setup easy to work with?
Also how big of a card will I need. I am going to be running Windows XP / Centrafuse / Drivers and thats it.