Questiosn about running off of compact flash
Topic: Questiosn about running off of compact flash
started by: djcastle
Posted by djcastle on Nov. 11 2007,00:46Hi, if I were to run DSL off of a compact flash card on my laptop, what kind of gains would I see. I know the power consumption would drop, but how much longer could I get out of my battery? also would I see any performance improvements since the seek times would be reduced (i assume)? Thanks for the answers,
Posted by curaga on Nov. 11 2007,15:25Boot time would decrease a little due to the dropped seek times.. And general read performance should go a bit up.
The most important part with CF cards is silence
It's hard to estimate how much battery time you would gain, go and see
Posted by djcastle on Nov. 11 2007,17:16Thanks for the reply, I was just reading that CF cards are not designed for frequent reads and writes, would the life of the card be a problem? or is this a non-issue? I would assume I could not have a swap partition if this is the case. Thanks,
Posted by roberts on Nov. 11 2007,17:58Frugal install to CF/Pendrive is the way to go.
I would not recommend traditional hard install or swap, it will wear out the flash device. I am still running frugal on a 64MB pendrive from three years ago.
Posted by faroutscience on Nov. 24 2007,15:21I recently purchased a 2 gb Lexar pen drive at Walmart for $23 including tax. It has a 2 year factory warranty. With the frugal install it should last at least as long as the warranty. I have never had a Lexar pendrive fail. My first, a 128 mb unit that is several years old is still operational.
Give it a try, by the time it fails there is no telling what pen drive capacities will be.
Posted by lmart on Dec. 19 2007,14:17Is the "Frugal install to CF/Pendrive" that is suggested below, the sames as the Appa-Toola-USB HDD Pendrie Install off the menu?