MMC & CF memory was Using 3.5" HD drives on CP/M systems

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Wed Feb 2 21:27:06 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 wrote:

> CF is perfect as IDE drive substitute for machines or portables:
> quietness and on portable it is a BIG bonus that current draw is
> under 0.3W even it is writing. Yes, Point three watts. Lowest
> power 2.5" HDs (normal operation) that spins is currently above 3W,
> and that is very few that has this specs. Most average 5W or so.
> But the writing & reading with seeking is very transitiional (usually
> 1W to 2W extra spikes and lasted few milliseconds).

The real problem is (and I am not sure if I am kidding or not) is
that it looks totally ridiculuous replacing a hard disk that
consumes 12" of rack space and makes 100dB of fan noise. Should I
just tape it to a rack rail, or what?
Received on Wed Feb 02 2005 - 21:27:06 GMT

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