:?: Has anybody used a compact flash ide adaptor (with CF) as a hard drive?
It should be fast compared to a drive like the WD Raptor.
It looks like a cheap alternative (albeit much lower capacity) to house just the OS and have fast boot timings.
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I use a IDE compact flash adaptor on a Linux computer acting as a router/firewall/gateway. It is very fast, but the compact flash card is limited in terms of capacity and has a shorter life than a hard disk.