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Transend-IDE Flash Module - is industial grade and will last
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wscarl

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Location: NY

PostPosted: Thu 04 Aug 2005, 17:20    Post subject:  Transend-IDE Flash Module - is industial grade and will last  

http://ec.transcendusa.com/product/product_memory.asp?chtype=Peripherals&Cid=24&indexnum=5

I use a Transend 128meg IDE flash module- Free Dos and -Puppy Floppy-128 bit version - and made puppy boot form the module directly ( with out floppy disk) in to 256meg memory- (locked) read only
and OEM 128 meg ide fash module read/write for data
20 sec boot!!!!!!
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raffy

Joined: 25 May 2005
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Location: Manila

PostPosted: Sat 06 Aug 2005, 01:15    Post subject: A true HD install?  

Pardon my ignorance, but do you mean you can treat it like a _real_ hard drive, same IDE cable and master (or slave) setting? Does it show up as /dev/hda?
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Allan

Joined: 10 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sat 06 Aug 2005, 02:59    Post subject:  

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same IDE cable and master (or slave) setting? Does it show up as /dev/hda?

yes
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wscarl

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2005, 14:10    Post subject: IDE flash module vs ide flash card  

Yes :but runs at memory speed. So fast boot!
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Flash
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Joined: 04 May 2005
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Location: Arizona USA

PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2005, 23:42    Post subject:  

Writing to flash memory wears it out. I believe flash memory life is somewhere between 10K and 100K writes, per address. For that reason, Puppy is designed to minimize writing to USB (basically, everything to be saved to the flash memory is written only at shutdown.) Depending on how you configure Puppy, you may "wear out" your flash memory pretty quickly when you use it as an IDE hard drive. It's worth checking into.
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wscarl

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2005, 21:30    Post subject: IDE flash module vs ide flash card  

IDE flash module have a higher life span than CF card w/ ide adapter.

Features:
Fully compatible with devices and OS that support IDE standard (pitch=2.54mm)
Built-in ECC function assures high reliability of data transfer
Auto Sleep and Power-Down mode supported
Write-Protect function supported
LED indicates status of usage
2-year Warranty

Specification:
Size : 59.0mm x 27.3mm x 7.3mm (with housing
Op. Voltage : 3.3V / 5V
Op. Temperature : 0C(-32F) to 85C(185F)
Durability : 10,000 insertion/removal cycles

Accessories:
Power Cord
Quick Installation Guide
Warranty Card
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Flash
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Aug 2005, 14:29    Post subject: Re: IDE flash module vs ide flash card  

wscarl wrote:
IDE flash module have a higher life span than CF card w/ ide adapter.
Well, maybe IDE flash modules use a different kind of flash memory, or maybe I'm just wrong. Smile You don't exactly give any information to support your assertion that IDE flash modules last longer. All I'm saying is that it's worth checking out before you commit to using an IDE flash module as a replacement for a hard drive.
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