Overclock.net banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,161 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
are IDE SSD's old? are they any good? the 2.5" ones
and what about CF to ide adapters?? are they better than normal IDE
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
65,162 Posts
IDE SSD are definitely old... I wouldn't touch one being 1st gen or even pre-1st gen.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,161 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
would a compact flash to IDE converter be faster than an IDE drive in my titanium powerbook?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
14,732 Posts
It shouldn't be because ultimately you'd be using the IDE interface, so it should be on the same bus.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
65,162 Posts
Quote:


Originally Posted by anon-nick
View Post

would a compact flash to IDE converter be faster than an IDE drive in my titanium powerbook?

No, Compact Flash is not suited for an OS drive. They don't have wear algorithms and are designed for high-bandwidth or high random write.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,628 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
65,162 Posts
I've merged the threads.

CF performance greatly vary.... However, you're usually looking at something like 30-50MB/s and 1-15ms.

Also, there's no wear algorithm so it will wear out fast.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
65,162 Posts
Quote:

Originally Posted by anon-nick View Post
so for longevity, its not any better than an old IDE?

Compact Flash will have lower sequential performance, stutter, wear out faster, be more expensive, and offer less space than an IDE HDD.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,161 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
so im stuck? ssd's are no good and cf sucks. anything else i can do?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,712 Posts
Quote:

Originally Posted by anon-nick View Post
so im stuck? ssd's are no good and cf sucks. anything else i can do?
Quit *****ing and take OCN's advice?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,161 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Quote:

Originally Posted by Fantasysage View Post
Quit *****ing and take OCN's advice?
??
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,111 Posts
well if you can you might be able to get a small SATA one and jam it in with an IDE/SATA Adaptor... but probably not..

Like for example an X18-M drive (1.8 inch, so you might have enough room to jam in a SATA/IDE adaptor... but really it's going to be hacky..

So, combine this
With one of these

Probably still won't fit the bay tho... just saying it is "possible" but is it worth the trouble?
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top