[Soekris] CompactFlash Card I/O error
Mike at scheliga.com
Wed Oct 11 19:14:53 UTC 2006
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> bounces at lists.soekris.com] On Behalf Of Jonathan Groll
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 12:03 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Soekris] CompactFlash Card I/O error
> On Wed, Oct 11, 2006 at 11:39:45AM -0400, Jeff Quast wrote:
> > If you put the CF card to your ear, you will hear it spin-up for a
> > read request, and much like its larger full-sized IDE cousin when
> > power requirements are not met, it gets close to a full spin, quits,
> > and retries in harmony with the errors. This immediatly led me to
> > believe power requirement was at error, as I have had 15k rpm scsi
> > disks show very much the same errors and physical behavior (near
> > spin-up, dmesg error, spin-down, repeat) when used with a weak power
> > supply.
> "Spin-up"? What's to spin up? My understanding was that CF was
> completely solid-state.
> I've just experienced a jarring world-view-discontinuity here.
> paradigms must be shifting for me here. Someone, anyone please set me
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I think he's assuming that a 4GB CF is a 4GB micro drive in a CF form
factor. There are both mechanical and solid state versions of 4GB CF
cards. Some people were using the micro drives from mp3 players such
as the 'ipod mini.' I think this is what he was referring to rather
a true flash memory device that you are thinking about.
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