Subject: Re: Microdrives in the CF slot on Mobilepro 880
To: Andy Ruhl <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: port-hpcmips
Date: 01/19/2005 00:45:43
On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Andy Ruhl wrote:

> Has anyone used a microdrive in the CF card slot? Specifically, the
> Seagate 5 gig?

I've only used the "old school" IBM 340MB.  That one has a crappy-slow PIO
speed, and I think it's the drive's fault.  (I believe the MobilePro can do
better with a drive capable of better PIO rates.)

The power management seems to work pretty well with it.  Turning off
syslog-to-disk, or putting syslog output in a mfs, helps considerably
(since you end up with less writing to disk and thus less drive spinups).

-- Todd Vierling <> <>