Compact Flash as main hdd

By surfersaiyan
Jun 12, 2009
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  1. hey chaps, i'm a bit sick of the problems i've been having with my windows crashing and having to reformat (which takes numerous, lengthy restarts) so i'm gonna give this a try...

    i bought this off ebay..

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Compact-Flas...ms=65:1|66:2|39:1|240:1318|301:1|293:1|294:50

    and i'm gonna buy this..

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=280354152707

    and i'm just gonna run windows from the 16GB CF card and store anything else externally.

    it should provide lower power consumption, low operating temperature, zero-to-no acoustic noise, shock resistance and fast read access time, which should provide super quick starts, restarts and shutdowns.

    just let us know what you think and any potential issues.

    cheers, the saiyan
  2. xehqter

    xehqter Newcomer, in training Posts: 85

    I personally would go the SSD route vs CF w/ Adapter, 25MB/sec read is very very slow by today's hard drive standards. CF cards are very susceptible to failure from frequent writing when used as a hard drive replacement, if you put the page file on a different drive you may have a chance.
  3. surfersaiyan

    surfersaiyan TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 124

  4. gguerra

    gguerra TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 559

    I think you should look at the cause of your problem which is why your windows keeps crashing and you have to reformat. Why is this happening? Is it from malware??
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