Subject: Re: NEC MobilePro 880 Compact Flash write speed?
To: Tyler Regas <email@example.com>
From: Dominic Marks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/27/2006 20:17:26
Tyler Regas wrote:
> The 880's a sweet machine. I look forward to getting one as soon as I can.
Yeah, I'm looking forward to getting hold of it.
> From my experience with the MP770 I know that they only limitations in using
> a CF card as a boot drive is in preparing it for use. I use a 2GB solidstate
> SanDisk CF card as primary drive and I have it partitioned 10MB FAT and
> 1900MB+ NetBSD. I had to set up the partitioning in Linux, though, as
> Windows won't allow you to manage partitions on what it terms "removable
> Of course, that's accurate, but its annoying :) Of note, I'd stick with
> solidstate over Microdrives. Sollidstate is a tad slower (but fast enough
> for you not to notice) but consumes a great deal less power. I doubt you're
> going to find much in the way of speed with these older machines, but they
> are operational speedy.
Ok, good to know. Do you think that I would benefit from using
"enhanced" flash like the Kingston Elite Pro. They claim better
performance and power consumption.
"Kingston offers a premium line of CompactFlash using Single Level Cell
Technology (SLC). The Elite Pro line offers a memory grade for
professionals such as digital photographers who require higher write
speeds and lower power consumption out of their CompactFlash cards. This
allows Elite Pro users the opportunity to get additional speed and
performance out of their Digital Media based equipment."
>> I'm in the process of buying a MobilePro 880 to run NetBSD 3 on. Does
>> anyone know what the write speed of the CFII slot is? I intend to boot
>> from a microdrive and I'd like to buy one that is as fast as possible.
>> On the same subject, are there any upper limits on the size of disc I
>> can use in the 880? I see you can buy quite large (4/8GB) CFII cards
>> now, but I am wary that the capacity could be restricted. Hopefully