Subject: Re: Disk-On-Chip support?
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/01/1999 12:54:43
On Tue, Nov 30, 1999 at 04:25:00PM -0800, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> Thor Lancelot Simon <> writes:
> > Use genuine SanDisk parts, though -- many of the Japanese parts OEMed
> > by other manufacturers have horrible bugs when used in disk mode.
> I've not done much with CF under NetBSD (since CF cards just hang my
> laptop, under 1.4.x 8-), but I've had good luck with various vendors,
> with custom (home-grown) embedded device firmware and linux:
> 	Kingston (8-32MB)
> 	SST (4-32MB)
> 	Simple Technology (32MB)
> etc.  (I _think_ those are the only cards on my desk right now, but,
> well, they tend to get buried... 8-)

Careful!  At least some cards sold by Simple are made by Hitachi, and
in tests we did at a former employer of mine, every single Hitachi
card, regardless of which OEM sold it or what size or firmware revision
it was, mixmastered data when used in IDE disk (*not* PCMCIA IDE controller)

In fact, we had quite a bit of trouble finding cards that *weren't* made
by Hitachi unless we bought SanDisk brand.  YMMV.

Thor Lancelot Simon	                            
	"And where do all these highways go, now that we are free?"