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#204103 - 13/02/2004 06:32 New 8Gb compact flash card
furtive
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Registered: 14/08/2001
Posts: 886
Loc: London, UK
Announced here: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0402/04021223lexar8gbcf.asp

I wonder if that could be used in a very small portable mp3 player???
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#204104 - 13/02/2004 07:15 Re: New 8Gb compact flash card [Re: furtive]
pgrzelak
carpal tunnel

Registered: 15/08/2000
Posts: 4859
Loc: New Jersey, USA
Per'aps...

I am also thinking about it for the silent computer aspect of things. Granted, 8GB is not that much by today's standards, but for a basic web surfing machine...
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#204105 - 13/02/2004 08:02 Re: New 8Gb compact flash card [Re: pgrzelak]
mvigneau
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Registered: 12/08/2002
Posts: 179
Loc: Manchester, NH
That would be good because it doesn't have any moving parts so there would be less chance of a hardware failure.

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#204106 - 13/02/2004 08:03 Re: New 8Gb compact flash card [Re: furtive]
mvigneau
member

Registered: 12/08/2002
Posts: 179
Loc: Manchester, NH
It would be usable in camera's that support 4GB flash cards because it has to be FAT32 (the whole 2GB FAT16 Limit). So only camera's that have FAT32 support would work.

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#204107 - 13/02/2004 08:37 Re: New 8Gb compact flash card [Re: mvigneau]
tman
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Registered: 24/12/2001
Posts: 5528
Yeah. It's good and all but at an estimate price of $5999 each it's not going to be nice to the wallet! [edit]It's not the Lexar but somebody else has one and that's the $5999 one.[/edit]


Edited by tman (13/02/2004 08:42)

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#204108 - 13/02/2004 09:48 Re: New 8Gb compact flash card [Re: pgrzelak]
BartDG
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Registered: 20/05/2001
Posts: 2564
Loc: Bruges, Belgium
I am also thinking about it for the silent computer aspect of things. Granted, 8GB is not that much by today's standards, but for a basic web surfing machine...

I don't think that would be such a good idea. Well, the idea is good, but using compact flash cards for it is not. These cards wear off quite quickly because they can be written/rewritten only so many times. (and that number isn't *that* high). So when using them as a regular harddisk, the virtual memory would also be written onto that disk. I don't think any compact flashcard would last a lot longer than one month.
I don't know how the story is for those solid state harddisks, but I suspect they don't have that limitation. (would be pretty stupid if they did, no? )
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#204109 - 13/02/2004 09:57 Re: New 8Gb compact flash card [Re: BartDG]
Phoenix42
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Registered: 21/03/2002
Posts: 1383
Loc: MA but Irish born
[off topic]
If you were todo something like that, you'd be using the flash memory as a boot disk and everything would be getting loaded into RAM - so the flash disk would not be getting accessed afterwords at all.
Of course this would be easier done with linux the
Windows....but if you disabled the swap file (do-able if you've enough RAM) and pointed the internet cache towards a RAM drive maybe you could do it with 'doze and not batter the flash RAM.
But either way you would not need an 8gb card.
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