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Re: development

On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 20:27:41 +0000, David Brownlee wrote:

>       I tried one in a NetBSD/i386 laptop and it worked fine... but was
>       _very_ much slower than a normal disk (a limitation of the pcmcia
>       interface), and I returned it as it was unsuitable for my specific
>       application. I was getting much less than 1MB/sec raw transfer
>       rate.
> wdc0 at pcmcia1 function 0
> atabus2 at wdc0 channel 0
> wd1 at atabus2 drive 0:
> wd1: drive supports 16-sector PIO transfers, LBA addressing
> wd1: 4794 MB, 10390 cyl, 15 head, 63 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 9818550 sectors

Thanks for the data point.

OTOH, on an hpc you'd not get any faster with CF cards, and you cannot
swap to CF, so in that scenario it might really be useful.

SY, Uwe
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