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    Compact Flash in True IDE with UMDA support

    This is the adapter I picked up: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16812186038 Be careful, some compact flash adapters do not support UDMA and will give you some problems.(mostly performance related) This adapter does not support UDMA like the above one does. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822998002 Newegg is awesome like that, all the specs you need are right there. Check out my phoronix posting in the above post, there's a ton of information about this in there.
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    Compact Flash in True IDE with UMDA support

    Hey Paul, I'm one such person who has gotten around to doing such a thing. It's not so complicated as you think, compact flash card are native IDE devices. I posted a ton of information about it here: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3424 Including my initial reaction, CF information, information about SSD rewrite capability, and etc. I also have pics up of my rig, if you wish to see the card "in action".(though it just sits there) My initial CF/IDE adapter gave me some problems, as it didn't support UDMA. Didn't give me proper performance either. My new one gives me this: [root@localhost ~]# hdparm -Tt /dev/hda /dev/hda: Timing cached reads: 558 MB in 2.00 seconds = 278.31 MB/sec Timing buffered disk reads: 110 MB in 3.01 seconds = 36.50 MB/sec In case you're wondering, I have a Sandisk Extreme IV card. And I'll never go back to a hard drive again, as a boot drive.
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    Sandisk 32GB 2.5" SATA SSD drive...

    I hate to be the one to bump up a month old topic, but I'm one such user who is currently using an extreme 4 card as my primary boot device. It's small, only 4 GB, but being as I run linux it's more than capable for the job. I've posted a ton of data over here: http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3424 Screenshots here: http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/tweakit/index.html I plan on creating another discussion when I upgrade to an 8GB card. I'll probably go with a lexar 300x card instead. I haven't been able to get full performance out of this, I wish I could find someone who knew more about this and could help out. I'm hoping that going with the lexar professional udma card might change the results I'm seeing; we'll see. I think it's primarily a driver issue but I ultimately don't know. But it is doable. And it is faster than my previous hard drive, even running at a crippled speed. I'll never go back. Hard drives are strictly a place for various data to me now.