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! Flash type !! Brand !! Model !! Size MB !! DMA/ UDMA !! Adapter !! Adapter !! Port !! Mac !! OS !! Seen <ref>In device table, SCSI Probe, System Profiler, Drive Setup, on desktop - anywhere really</ref> !! OEM data <ref>As shown in Apple System Profiler or other hardware diagnostic</ref> !! Format !! Formatted with <ref>unless shown, version matches OS</ref> !! VM/ swap<ref>Due to reliability concerns, the use of consumer-grade flash as [[virtual memory]] or swap space is [http://68kmla.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64733#64733| debated]</ref> !! Boot !! Note !! Links !! Tested by  
 
! Flash type !! Brand !! Model !! Size MB !! DMA/ UDMA !! Adapter !! Adapter !! Port !! Mac !! OS !! Seen <ref>In device table, SCSI Probe, System Profiler, Drive Setup, on desktop - anywhere really</ref> !! OEM data <ref>As shown in Apple System Profiler or other hardware diagnostic</ref> !! Format !! Formatted with <ref>unless shown, version matches OS</ref> !! VM/ swap<ref>Due to reliability concerns, the use of consumer-grade flash as [[virtual memory]] or swap space is [http://68kmla.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=64733#64733| debated]</ref> !! Boot !! Note !! Links !! Tested by  
 
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| [[ATA_Flash]] [[PCMCIA|PC_Card]] || Cisco || - || 1000 || - || - || - || [[Cardbus]] <ref>Will try in a 16 bit slot and see if it helps (ie in a 1400)</ref>|| [[Macintosh_PowerBook_G3_1999|PB Lombard]] || [[OS X|10.2.8]] || Y || <ref>ASP v2.6.3 PC Card 2 ID = 0 Hard drive Removable media: No Vendor: Seagate Revision number: 06.12.06 Product ID: Flash 7.4.0. <br>ASP v3.0.1: Model:TXN,PCI1210-00 Vendor:104c Device:ac1e</ref> || [[HFS+]] || [[Disk Utility]] || - || N<ref>Bad blocks, many failed installs, attempted repairs.  One apparently successful install: volume still not available in [[Startup Disk]].  Later; seen in SD, selected, system no found on reboot; reverts to OS X boot which crashes partway through.  reset-nvram required to restore normal OS X boot</ref> || thanks [[User:coius|coius]]! || [[CiscoATAFlash]] || [[User:Bunsen|Bunsen]]
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| [[ATA_Flash]] [[PCMCIA|PC_Card]] || Cisco || - || 1000 || - || - || - || [[Cardbus]] <ref>Will try in a 16 bit slot and see if it helps (ie in a 1400)</ref>|| [[Macintosh_PowerBook_G3_1999|PB Lombard]] || [[OS X|10.2.8]] || Y || <ref>ASP v2.6.3 PC Card 2 ID = 0 Hard drive Removable media: No Vendor: Seagate Revision number: 06.12.06 Product ID: Flash 7.4.0. <br>ASP v3.0.1: Model:TXN,PCI1210-00 Vendor:104c Device:ac1e</ref> || [[HFS+]] || [[Disk Utility]] || - || N<ref>Bad blocks, many failed installs, attempted repairs.  One apparently successful install: volume still not available in [[Startup Disk]].  Later; seen in SD, selected, system no found on reboot; reverts to OS X boot which crashes partway through.  reset-nvram required to restore normal OS X boot</ref> || thanks [[User:coius|coius]]! || - || [[User:Bunsen|Bunsen]]
 
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| [[Compact Flash|CF]] || Kingston || Ultra 100x || 1024 || N || Generic CF-PCMCIA || Adtron<ref name="Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI">[http://www.adtron.com/products/Sdds.html Adtron SDDS Cardpak™] 3.5" form factor PCMCIA memory card reader for the SCSI bus.</ref> PCMCIA-SCSI || [[SCSI]] || [[Macintosh LC 475|LC 475]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] || Y || - || HFS || [[Disk Utility]] v. 10.5.6 <ref name="Disk Utility v. 10.5.6">Disk Utility v. 10.5.6 ships with [[Mac OS X]] 10.4.11. To format the storage media with a recent version of Disk Utility provides smooth operation when data is exchanged between old an new systems by swapping media.</ref> || Y || Y || - || - || [[User:register|register]]
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| [[Compact Flash|CF]] || Kingston || Ultra 100x || 1024 || N || CF-PCMCIA Generic || PCMCIA-SCSI Adtron<ref name="Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI">[http://www.adtron.com/products/Sdds.html Adtron SDDS Cardpak™] 3.5" form factor PCMCIA memory card reader for the SCSI bus.</ref> || [[SCSI]] || [[Macintosh LC 475|LC 475]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] || Y || - || HFS || [[Disk Utility]] 10.5.6<ref name="DU1056">Disk Utility v. 10.5.6 ships with [[Mac OS X]] 10.4.11. To format the storage media with a recent version of Disk Utility provides smooth operation when data is exchanged between old an new systems by swapping media.</ref> || Y || Y || - || - || [[User:register|register]]
 
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| [[Compact Flash|CF]] || Kingston || Ultra 100x || 1024 || N || Generic CF- PCMCIA || - || [[PCMCIA]] || [[Macintosh Powerbook 1400|PB 1400]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] + [[Mac OS 9|9.2.2]] || Y || -,<ref name="System Profiler with Mac OS 9.2.2/PB1400">Data obtained with Apple System Profiler v. 1.3.2. Apple System Profiler v. 2.6.3 crashes on a Power Book 1400 with Mac OS 9.2.2, but v. 1.3.2 is quite usable.</ref> || HFS+ || [[Disk Utility]] v. 10.5.6 <ref name="Disk Utility v. 10.5.6"/> || Y || Y ||<ref name="auto eject prevention">To prevent auto eject of the PCMCIA card on shutdown/restart install Mac OS 8.1 directly onto the CF card, without driver update. Copy desired System version to the card, afterwards.</ref>|| - || [[User:register|register]]
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| [[Compact Flash|CF]] || Kingston || Ultra 100x || 1024 || N || CF-PCMCIA Generic || - || [[PCMCIA]] || [[Macintosh Powerbook 1400|PB 1400]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] + [[Mac OS 9|9.2.2]] || Y || -,<ref name="System Profiler with Mac OS 9.2.2/PB1400">Data obtained with Apple System Profiler v. 1.3.2. Apple System Profiler v. 2.6.3 crashes on a Power Book 1400 with Mac OS 9.2.2, but v. 1.3.2 is quite usable.</ref> || HFS+ || [[Disk Utility]] 10.5.6<ref name="DU1056"/> || Y || Y ||<ref name="auto eject prevention">To prevent auto eject of the PCMCIA card on shutdown/restart install Mac OS 8.1 directly onto the CF card, without driver update. Copy desired System version to the card, afterwards.</ref>|| - || [[User:register|register]]
 
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| [[Compact Flash|CF]] || Kingston || - || 128 || N || Generic CF-IDE 2.5" || - || internal [[IDE]] || [[Macintosh Powerbook 1400|PB 1400]] ||  [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] + [[Mac OS 9|9.2.2]] || Y || <ref>Type: harddisk, Bus: ATA Bus, ID: 0, Capacity: 122.2 MB, Vendor: Hitachi XX.V.3.3.0.0, Product ID: -, Revision: Rev. 0.00, Connection: ATA, Removable: N (in fact the medium IS marked as removable at boot time), Partitions: 1</ref>, <ref name="System Profiler with Mac OS 9.2.2/PB1400"/> || HFS+ || [[Disk Utility]] v. 10.5.6 <ref name="Disk Utility v. 10.5.6"/> || Y <ref>In this setup I use the CF card exclusively for VM, to round out the inbuilt amount of DRAM.</ref> || N || <ref>VM works, but drive is not cold bootable as it is not recognised by ROM driver. Hot boot after loading appropriate driver works, however, verified with Mac OS 8.1 install CD (version for PowerMac G3 beige desktop). </ref> || - || [[User:register|register]]
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| [[Compact Flash|CF]] || Kingston || - || 128 || N || CF-2.5"IDE  Generic || - || internal [[IDE]] || [[Macintosh Powerbook 1400|PB 1400]] ||  [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] + [[Mac OS 9|9.2.2]] || Y || <ref>Type: harddisk, Bus: ATA Bus, ID: 0, Capacity: 122.2 MB, Vendor: Hitachi XX.V.3.3.0.0, Product ID: -, Revision: Rev. 0.00, Connection: ATA, Removable: N (in fact the medium IS marked as removable at boot time), Partitions: 1</ref>, <ref name="System Profiler with Mac OS 9.2.2/PB1400"/> || HFS+ || [[Disk Utility]] 10.5.6<ref name="DU1056"/> || Y <ref>In this setup I use the CF card exclusively for VM, to round out the inbuilt amount of DRAM.</ref> || N || <ref>VM works, but drive is not cold bootable as it is not recognised by ROM driver. Hot boot after loading appropriate driver works, however, verified with Mac OS 8.1 install CD (version for PowerMac G3 beige desktop). </ref> || - || [[User:register|register]]
 
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| [[Secure Digital High Capacity|SDHC]] || Intenso || - || 4096 || N || Delock SDHC - PCMCIA <ref name="Delock SDHC-PCMCIA">[http://www.delock.com/produkte/gruppen/Card-Reader/PCMCIA_PC-Card_CardReader_33_in_1_91403.html Delock PCMCIA PC-Card CardReader], 16-Bit PC-Card, 33 in 1 CardReader</ref> || - || [[PCMCIA]] || [[Macintosh Powerbook 1400|PB 1400]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] + [[Mac OS 9|9.2.2]] || Y || <ref>Type: PC Card, Bus: PC Card, ID: 0, Capacity: 3,7 GB, Vendor: Memory Card Adapter, Product ID: -, Revision: 67281306, Connection: ATA, Removable: Y, Partitions: 1</ref>, <ref name="System Profiler with Mac OS 9.2.2/PB1400"/> || HFS+ || [[Disk Utility]] v. 10.5.6 <ref name="Disk Utility v. 10.5.6"/> || Y || Y ||<ref name="auto eject prevention"/>|| - || [[User:register|register]]
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| [[Secure Digital High Capacity|SDHC]] || Intenso || - || 4096 || N || SDHC-PCMCIA Delock<ref name="Delock SDHC-PCMCIA">[http://www.delock.com/produkte/gruppen/Card-Reader/PCMCIA_PC-Card_CardReader_33_in_1_91403.html Delock PCMCIA PC-Card CardReader], 16-Bit PC-Card, 33 in 1 CardReader</ref> || - || [[PCMCIA]] || [[Macintosh Powerbook 1400|PB 1400]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] + [[Mac OS 9|9.2.2]] || Y || <ref>Type: PC Card, Bus: PC Card, ID: 0, Capacity: 3,7 GB, Vendor: Memory Card Adapter, Product ID: -, Revision: 67281306, Connection: ATA, Removable: Y, Partitions: 1</ref>, <ref name="System Profiler with Mac OS 9.2.2/PB1400"/> || HFS+ || [[Disk Utility]] 10.5.6<ref name="DU1056"/> || Y || Y ||<ref name="auto eject prevention"/>|| - || [[User:register|register]]
 
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| [[Compact Flash|CF]] || Kingston || Ultra 100x || 1024 || N || Generic CF- PCMCIA || Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI <ref name="Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI"/> || [[SCSI]] || [[Macintosh PPC G3 Desktop|G3 DT]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] || Y || - || HFS+ || [[Disk Utility]] v. 10.5.6 <ref name="Disk Utility v. 10.5.6"/> || Y || Y || - || - || [[User:register|register]]
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| [[Compact Flash|CF]] || Kingston || Ultra 100x || 1024 || N || CF-PCMCIA Generic || PCMCIA-SCSI Adtron<ref name="Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI"/> || [[SCSI]] || [[Macintosh PPC G3 Desktop|G3 DT]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] || Y || - || HFS+ || [[Disk Utility]] 10.5.6<ref name="DU1056"/> || Y || Y || - || - || [[User:register|register]]
 
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| [[Secure Digital High Capacity|SDHC]] || Intenso || - || 4096 || N || Delock SDHC - PCMCIA <ref name="Delock SDHC-PCMCIA"/> || Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI <ref name="Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI"/> || [[SCSI]] || [[Macintosh LC 475|LC 475]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] || Y || - || HFS || [[Disk Utility]] v. 10.5.6 <ref name="Disk Utility v. 10.5.6"/> || Y || Y || - || - || [[User:register|register]]
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| [[Secure Digital High Capacity|SDHC]] || Intenso || - || 4096 || N || SDHC-PCMCIA Delock<ref name="Delock SDHC-PCMCIA"/> || PCMCIA-SCSI Adtron<ref name="Adtron PCMCIA-SCSI"/> || [[SCSI]] || [[Macintosh LC 475|LC 475]] || [[Mac OS 8|8.1]] || Y || - || HFS || [[Disk Utility]] 10.5.6<ref name="DU1056"/> || Y || Y || - || - || [[User:register|register]]
 
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Revision as of 09:16, 27 July 2008

Results of attempts to use various flash media as drives in Macs. Other media types can be included (ie IDE on SCSI adapters, etc.)

Please copy and paste the blank line at the bottom, then enter your data above it. That way everyone will have a template they can use.

If you have a full page of test results with speeds etc, please link it, for now.

Bunsen


Please try to use consistent names for models of Mac, adapters, media, software etc, as this will help with table sorting.

Flash type Brand Model Size MB DMA/ UDMA Adapter Adapter Port Mac OS Seen [1] OEM data [2] Format Formatted with [3] VM/ swap[4] Boot Note Links Tested by
ATA_Flash PC_Card Cisco - 1000 - - - Cardbus [5] PB Lombard 10.2.8 Y [6] HFS+ Disk Utility - N[7] thanks coius! - Bunsen
CF Kingston Ultra 100x 1024 N CF-PCMCIA Generic PCMCIA-SCSI Adtron[8] SCSI LC 475 8.1 Y - HFS Disk Utility 10.5.6[9] Y Y - - register
CF Kingston Ultra 100x 1024 N CF-PCMCIA Generic - PCMCIA PB 1400 8.1 + 9.2.2 Y -,[10] HFS+ Disk Utility 10.5.6[9] Y Y [11] - register
CF Kingston - 128 N CF-2.5"IDE Generic - internal IDE PB 1400 8.1 + 9.2.2 Y [12], [10] HFS+ Disk Utility 10.5.6[9] Y [13] N [14] - register
SDHC Intenso - 4096 N SDHC-PCMCIA Delock[15] - PCMCIA PB 1400 8.1 + 9.2.2 Y [16], [10] HFS+ Disk Utility 10.5.6[9] Y Y [11] - register
CF Kingston Ultra 100x 1024 N CF-PCMCIA Generic PCMCIA-SCSI Adtron[8] SCSI G3 DT 8.1 Y - HFS+ Disk Utility 10.5.6[9] Y Y - - register
SDHC Intenso - 4096 N SDHC-PCMCIA Delock[15] PCMCIA-SCSI Adtron[8] SCSI LC 475 8.1 Y - HFS Disk Utility 10.5.6[9] Y Y - - register
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Notes

  1. In device table, SCSI Probe, System Profiler, Drive Setup, on desktop - anywhere really
  2. As shown in Apple System Profiler or other hardware diagnostic
  3. unless shown, version matches OS
  4. Due to reliability concerns, the use of consumer-grade flash as virtual memory or swap space is debated
  5. Will try in a 16 bit slot and see if it helps (ie in a 1400)
  6. ASP v2.6.3 PC Card 2 ID = 0 Hard drive Removable media: No Vendor: Seagate Revision number: 06.12.06 Product ID: Flash 7.4.0.
    ASP v3.0.1: Model:TXN,PCI1210-00 Vendor:104c Device:ac1e
  7. Bad blocks, many failed installs, attempted repairs. One apparently successful install: volume still not available in Startup Disk. Later; seen in SD, selected, system no found on reboot; reverts to OS X boot which crashes partway through. reset-nvram required to restore normal OS X boot
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Adtron SDDS Cardpak™ 3.5" form factor PCMCIA memory card reader for the SCSI bus.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Disk Utility v. 10.5.6 ships with Mac OS X 10.4.11. To format the storage media with a recent version of Disk Utility provides smooth operation when data is exchanged between old an new systems by swapping media.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Data obtained with Apple System Profiler v. 1.3.2. Apple System Profiler v. 2.6.3 crashes on a Power Book 1400 with Mac OS 9.2.2, but v. 1.3.2 is quite usable.
  11. 11.0 11.1 To prevent auto eject of the PCMCIA card on shutdown/restart install Mac OS 8.1 directly onto the CF card, without driver update. Copy desired System version to the card, afterwards.
  12. Type: harddisk, Bus: ATA Bus, ID: 0, Capacity: 122.2 MB, Vendor: Hitachi XX.V.3.3.0.0, Product ID: -, Revision: Rev. 0.00, Connection: ATA, Removable: N (in fact the medium IS marked as removable at boot time), Partitions: 1
  13. In this setup I use the CF card exclusively for VM, to round out the inbuilt amount of DRAM.
  14. VM works, but drive is not cold bootable as it is not recognised by ROM driver. Hot boot after loading appropriate driver works, however, verified with Mac OS 8.1 install CD (version for PowerMac G3 beige desktop).
  15. 15.0 15.1 Delock PCMCIA PC-Card CardReader, 16-Bit PC-Card, 33 in 1 CardReader
  16. Type: PC Card, Bus: PC Card, ID: 0, Capacity: 3,7 GB, Vendor: Memory Card Adapter, Product ID: -, Revision: 67281306, Connection: ATA, Removable: Y, Partitions: 1