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Re: Powerbook 2400 and other Powerbooks internal Compact Flash [message #277279 is a reply to message #277203] Sat, 03 January 2015 15:06 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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I’ve done this on a 520 PPC long ago, if I remember correctly it was with a
1GB 16MB/s Compact Flash card and I loved it!
It was running 7.6.
I bought a more expensive card (with a slightly different architecture; I
forget the name) to avoid fast wear and tear.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CompactFlash#Use_in_place_of_a _hard_disk_drive
The article mentions NAND type CF cards as the better type, and current
cards doing "wear leveling" which seems critical for IDE/ATA use.

16 MB/s is now quite slow, but it’s almost as fast as the system bus in the
520, so more than 25 MB/s doesn’t make sense. More than a few GB doesn’t,
either.

The only "problem" was that the keyboard is resting partially on the HD and
the adapter module didn’t quite do the same thing; otherwise it was a
breeze with Apple’s take-apart guide. Some fumbling with the IDE cable and
that was it.

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