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 Post subject: Ram Drives Available?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 9:53 am 
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Does anyone know of Ram Drives (similar to the Cenatek RocketDrive) that are bootable?


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The EPIA boards have "Disk on chip" which AFAIK is bootable.
I think you can also boot from a Pen Drive - not sure though.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2003 3:03 pm 
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you can boot from a VERY small flash-ram drive with the right adapter - flash to IDE, you're limiter to abt 256Mb though, or whatever capacities they're making these days.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2003 5:12 pm 
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Cenatek RocketDrive

These are supposed to be really fast. I read a review sometime ago.


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Umm... Don't you read SPCR? A review is on the main site. Under storage.


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 Post subject: Bootable Though
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:24 am 
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I was just wondering what options there are for a bootable drive - I was interested in the features of the Rocket Drive, until I read it was not bootable.


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one of the big manufactuerers i think simpletech, makes an 8 GB 2.5" IDE flash drive. The 4 gb one was only like $4k or something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: i looked at their website but the document is pdf and they want u to regester before u look at it-just so tyhey can spam u-F*CKERS


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ALL compactflash-compatible drives are bootable, as they follow the IDE standard. They all can only be accessed via PIO 3, however, as they're not DMA-able..., so performance may take a hit for large block transfers -- but, they have near-zero seek time, which may actually make them faster -- but, CPU time is taken for reads and writes... Of course, if you want to get really kinky, you can probably use a IBM Microdrive (which is a HD pretending to be a CF drive) in a computer using a CF to IDE adapter. That, at least, gives you about 3 gigs for much cheaper than an actual CF drive, and can last longer, too, since compactflash drives only lasts for about 100,000 writes per memory cell, after which they become read-only. (Practically speaking, that means that, once your file partition table's cells becomes "read-only," your drive is toast.)


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