Getting big flash onto motherboards. Will CF work? what will?
manningc2 at actrix.gen.nz
Sun May 19 20:07:34 EDT 2002
> >So, except for the form factor, what is the difference beween these and
> >a CompactFlash (wrt to reliabilty on power failure, etc.) ?
> I dont know. I dont know about CF. how does cf connect to a system? what
> happens when cf loses power? how do you write to a cf system? can you
> boot from it?
We've been through this a few times in this mailing list.
CF conforms to the PCMCIA ATA interface. This effectively provides an IDE
interface over PCMCIA.
There are basically three ways to hook a CF into your system:
* Through PCMCIA.
* Directly onto the bus (kinda like PCMCIA without the hotplug).
* Directly onto an IDE bus.
The last is perhaps the simplest. You hook the CF onto the IDE bus with a
simple cable and the system just thinks it is a hard drive. Details for this
cable are available on the Sandisk www.
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