Of course, provided the thing that reads the CF card is also capable ofQuote:> This Q is just to know if it WOULD BE possible or not to use those
> CompactFlash memcards for other thing than storing pics.
Yes, but the read/write speed is pretty slow, all things considered.Quote:> on the Inet one of those memcards able to store 1 Gb. It is amazing!!
> It is very small!!
There are a number of laptops that have CF readers integrated. ActualQuote:> I think it would very easy for computers enterprises to add to the
> standard architecture one small and tiny slot for CompactFlash cards.
Yes, you are.Quote:> Floppy units and CD units would became obsolete the next day, ... ...
> I think. May be I'm wrong.
2 CD-R blanks: $0.50 , 1.2G storage, can be read in 99.6% of machines
2 CD-RW blanks: $7.00 , 1.2G storage, can be read in 90.0% of machines
1 1G CF card: $450.00*, 1.0G storage, requires external device in 96% of
Not to mention that there are several billion CDs already out there, and
it will be necessary to read/write them for at least 5 years to come.
One lesson that anyone should be able to pick up on is that a new,
better technology cannot make an older tech just vanish. ISA cards,
DOS, analog modems, 3.5" floppies, Windows... they're all still around
despite the existence of better alternatives. You have to deal with the
effects of an existing base of installed systems, and the only thing
that helps there is time.
Maybe it'll happen eventually, but I wouldn't hold my breath for at
least 3 years yet.
[*] Pricewatch doesn't list 1G cards, so I took the 512M price, doubled
it, and added $50.
Matt G|There is no Darkness in Eternity/But only Light too dim for us to see
Brainbench MVP for Linux Admin /
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-----------------------------/ penguins, is Tux." --MegaHAL
> On Sat, 26 Jan 2002 20:45:07 +0100, Nivel_13 staggered into the Black
> Sun and said:
>> Yes, you're right. Now I have a different vision of the whole.
>> Thanks for your time
> Matt G|There is no Darkness in Eternity/But only Light too dim for us to see
> Brainbench MVP for Linux Admin /
> http://www.brainbench.com / "He is a rhythmic movement of the
> -----------------------------/ penguins, is Tux." --MegaHAL