Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

The $99 dollar SSD has arrived

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • ZoolChile
    replied
    Thanks for the pictures, rlly !

    Leave a comment:


  • humpty
    replied
    eSata USB combo

    Well it's been more than a year now. I thought some might like to know
    about an eSata USB pendrive I stumbled upon a few months back.

    http://petepr.drivehq.com/tests/review_aolab.html

    Leave a comment:


  • DeepDayze
    replied
    Originally posted by Svartalf View Post
    YES.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/08/...compact_flash/
    http://shopper.cnet.com/flash-memory...-32510515.html

    I'm eying one for myself to some of the same sorts of cute tricks with more modern machines.

    Let me know how the SATA version of the CF reader works compared to the IDE version. Perhaps I may make use of this as well in my own system for backup purposes

    Leave a comment:


  • Kano
    replied
    Well because of the more or less useless V Ready Boost feature you may even get USB sticks for direct motherboard connection. Why don't you try Kanotix on USB? Up to 2 GB you can run the "normal" live version - if you want with added packages and preloaded with 3d drivers. With 4 GB and more you can do a real hd install - in advanced mode when you change the hd0 grub entry to match the USB device. In both cases it uses full USB 2.0 speed to boot - just your device limits the speed. In case of installing 3d drivers in live mode using nvidia/fglrx cheatcodes these devices really work nice, because of the much lower seek time. The same is true for hd install from USB instead of a cd.

    Leave a comment:


  • paulsiu
    replied
    I have tried Puppy Linux off a USB drive. It works well enough on a lot of the newer PC's, but the boot can be problematic.

    I think the boot time is always a bit slow because initial loading of boot sectors are using usb 1.1 for maximum compatibility.

    The BIOS is often at fault. Some pc will boot from a fat32, some only fat16. Some will boot only if the drive has a MBR, some will only boot when the drive is formatted like a floppy. Some will boot only on cold start, etc.

    I also don't like to have an USB sticking out the side of the machine.

    It would be nice to be able to boot from Compact flash or SD, but only a few laptops (mostly tablets) have that capability.

    I would not use the flash for swap, it may burn out the card.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kano
    replied
    I never check CPU use with dual core But I can tell you Kanotix runs good from USB sticks. There are even highspeed sticks out there with 30 mb/s, standard ones are about 10-15 mb/s.

    Leave a comment:


  • paulsiu
    replied
    Originally posted by Kano View Post
    Why don't you use usb? Much faster than your old ide interface and with a good bios no problem to boot.
    Now, why would you say that? When I use a USB drive, the speed has always been slower than the internal ide drive and uses more cpu utilization.

    Leave a comment:


  • Kano
    replied
    Why don't you use usb? Much faster than your old ide interface and with a good bios no problem to boot.

    Leave a comment:


  • halfmanhalfamazing
    replied
    Originally posted by paulsiu View Post
    It may be a driver issue, but I was under the impression that most of the distro pretty much use the same set of code.

    In the case of the compact flash, it's just emulating an IDE controller, so one would assume tht the device would look just like a drive to the OS. Have you talk with the vendor to see what they recommend?

    Have you try to do this under a different OS like Windows or BSD?

    Paul
    I only own a copy of windows 2000 but with the compact flash card plugged into my ide win2k wouldn't boot. I brought out an old HD and installed w2k, just having it plugged in after the OS is installed freaks it out. Starting off of the CD gives the same result. It did the same thing when I had the extreme 3 card, which does not support UDMA.

    Yes, I emailed Sandisk for any information they could provide but all i got was crickets.

    I honestly never even thought of giving BSD a try. I'll do that when I get a chance.

    Leave a comment:


  • paulsiu
    replied
    It may be a driver issue, but I was under the impression that most of the distro pretty much use the same set of code.

    In the case of the compact flash, it's just emulating an IDE controller, so one would assume tht the device would look just like a drive to the OS. Have you talk with the vendor to see what they recommend?

    Have you try to do this under a different OS like Windows or BSD?

    Paul

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X