Compact Flash HD
A while back my brother gave me a beautifully old IBM Thinkpag 380.
It has a 486 cpu. It was running Win95 on 16 MB of Ram with 500MB hard
drive space. One day i was floating in the incomprehensible void of the
bios, when I noticed a picture of a PCMCIA card in the boot menu. I
grabbed a Compact
Flash card, put it in a Compact
Flash to PCMCIA card adapter.
Booting from a CF card can
make your boot quicker, since there are no moving parts involved. Also,
not as much heat is generated. Another biggie is that less power is
consummed. In other words, my battery life is much longer.
Another cool thing about Compact
Flash is that it is extremely lightweight. Compact flash cards are
at least 10 times lighter(the drive in my laptop was about 30 times
heavier than the CF card I used). If your arms are becoming apathetic,
you just may want to swap out that HD for a CF.
The moral of the story is this: Compact Flash cards are lightweight,
have no moving parts, reduce heat, and increase your battery life. The
only downside of CF is that it hasnt reached the same sizes as regualr
Hard Drives. In other words, do’nt plan to store all of your songs on
your computer if you only have a Compact
If you want to hook up a Compact Flash card to your desktop
computer, you will need a CF
to IDE adapter.