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Ceres Offline

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Posted: Nov. 27 2005,06:26 QUOTE

I am considering getting a DSM and I am curious about what the advantage of the CF versions is over the USB drive version.  I don't know enough about data transfer rates to determine if the CF is faster.  However, it would seem that there is a significant disadvantage to CF tech because of the limit on writes to the devices.

Why not just boot from the pen (dsl toram) and then if you need "disk" plug in a Gb sized USB drive?

(Also, what is the delivery time right now on a nano?)

Thanks in advance.
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Posted: Nov. 27 2005,15:37 QUOTE

I think you'll find USB pens (or thumb drives, whatever) also have limited read/writes. They are in essence made of the same thing to my understanding (correct me please). If your working with a CF booting toram with frugal then you probably don't need to worry about the number of writes the thing is getting - it'll probably last longer then a conventional HDD anyway. Note that booting off USB is supposedly slower because of a "usb bottleneck" - having no experience with booting CF from ide all i can say is that presumably the usb's data communication formats are more restrictive etc. But that could be an old wives tale for all i know.
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