Subject: Re: new cf-card wont boot
To: None <>
From: Daniel Nastase <>
List: port-hpcarm
Date: 12/16/2004 00:41:51
I have used so far two 1Gb card and they worked just find.
For my every day setup I use a 1 Gb card in the bottom CF (Lexar 1Gb 4x) and 
my PCMCIA is empty and I usually use a AmbiCom WiFi CF card (w/ an adapter).

The speed is OK (I didn't benchmark it though) and I get to keep the power 
that a Microdrive would suck :)

Pretty often I also work on a NFS mounted drive too. This is what I do when 
I want to build stuff (I also enable a NFS mounted swap too as 32 Mb is not 
enough sometimes).


On Wed, 15 Dec 2004, Herb Peyerl wrote:

>On Dec 15, 2004, at 6:55 AM, Steven Murray wrote:
> > Which CF cards are everyone using (that fit in the compact flash
> > socket) that are of a decent speed? Im looking at a sandisk ultra 512
> > at the momenr (maybe 1gb). Currently using the kingston 1GB normal
> > compact flash.
> >
>It should be noted that Sandisk and Kingston are primarily sticker
>printers.  As in they buy other peoples' NAND flash and put stickers on
>a plate... So you never know from one package to another what you're
>actually getting.
>My employer buys hundreds of CF cards a month.  Kingston is what we've
>settled on for having the least variance out of all of them.
>They may specify minimum speed, capacity, and other factors but that's
>about it.
>Personally, for my Jornada, I have a 256MB Sandisk, and a 1GB IBM
>Microdrive.  I haven't tried any of the 1GB CF cards.

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