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> Replacing Microdrive With Cf
post Jan 11 2007, 04:55 PM
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im getting a cl3200 to replace my tired jornada 720, but i have reservations about microdrives.

i did a search and found some info on replacing the micro drive with a larger micro drive but nothing on a cf replacement. i have several questions:

is their any reason i should shy away from replacing the 6gig mcd with an 8gig cf and running cacko?

is the lowered power consumption and faster load times of a cf card really worth the time/expense/risk?

do i really need to worry about micro drive failure?

if anyone could answer these questions and provide some detailed information on exactly how to install a new cf card that would be wonderful.

i use mandriva linux so doing linux partitions are within my abilities.
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post May 14 2007, 02:44 AM
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well speed for one thing would be a factor

as for putting it at the end eof the dirve i wouldnt really now how effecitve that would be as they dont releases the wear leveling infomation but if its a "every x blocks has y spare" then it mould be fine, but if its a pool of spare blocks then you would be SOL
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post May 14 2007, 02:53 AM
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QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ May 14 2007, 11:44 AM)
but if its a pool of spare blocks then you would be SOL

ah, yes, that's true... what would happen in that case is that you'd run out of spare blocks and then start to see creeping failure whenever you changed an existing file or created a new one.
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