Getting big flash onto motherboards. Will CF work? what will?

Robert Kaiser rob at
Fri May 17 14:51:18 EDT 2002

On Fri, 17 May 2002, john riehl wrote:

> At 10:08 AM 5/17/02 -0700, Russ Dill wrote:
> >
> >> Are there other options? These are 1U or .8U spaces most likely, and so a
> >> big PCI card is out of the question -- that's needed for Myrinet. There
> >> are no ISA slots. There are two IDE headers, and possibly a SCSI header. A
> >> very low profile PCI card might work. The only option I was aware of was
> >> IDE->CF adapaters. Is there something else I should look at?
> >
> >there are DOC devices that plug into IDE
> >
> These are called DiskonModule  (as opposed to diskonchip).  
> They come in both 40 and 44 pin connections.  They arent very big, they
> look like a terminator.  Most are flat, like a hard drive (but much shorter
> & smaller), some have an L-shape.

So, except for the form factor, what is the difference beween these and
a CompactFlash (wrt to reliabilty on power failure, etc.) ?


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