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#1 trungdien



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:19 AM

i have come across an adapter that turns a Compact Flash card in to a SSD, just wondering what the pros and cons are of this might be?

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#2 Rybags



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 01:32 AM

Speed - or lack of.  I've got a cartridge that uses CF cards for my Atari.  The "advantage" of CF when it came out was that it's virtually identical to IDE/PATA.  For a while people booted off them, part novelty, but handy in an emergency.


I've even got an IDE to SD card adaptor but still the speed isssue would be there.


For CF you're probably looking at read speeds of 10-50 Meg/second depending how good the card is and write speeds 4-20 Meg/second.

That's pretty poor compared even to a 5400 rpm 2.5" HDD.


Pros of CF - no noise, small form factor (sort of), next to no heat.  Cons - cost, slow, generally low capacity.

Also, lots of motherboards don't even have IDE/PATA ports anymore.


Seems the tech has kept up to a degree so speeds maybe a little better than I quoted.  But really, low end SSDs are peanuts and minimum 10 times as fast.

Edited by Rybags, 13 August 2017 - 01:35 AM.

#3 Dasa



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Posted 13 August 2017 - 09:06 AM

also durability they are not made for a huge amount of write erase write cycles which can happen quick if your running a os on them

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 12:22 PM

CF cards have limited write cycles. It's the older tech before they worked how to improve write cycles on flash typed media like on ssd drives. And it's got limited speed anyway.

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