Flash drive test results

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Results of attempts to use various flash media as drives in Macs

Flash type Brand Model Size/MB UDMA Adapter 1 Adapter 2 Port Mac OS Seen OEM data Format Formatted with VM Boot Note Links Tested by
CF Crucial XYZ123 128 - Generic CF- PCMCIA Addtron PCMCIA -SCSI SCSI SE/30 7.1 Y Samsung ABC789 Y Drive Setup N N EXAMPLE - Bunsen
ATA-Flash PC-Card Cisco - 1000 - - - Cardbus PowerBook G3 '99 Lombard 10.2.8 Y Model:TXN,PCI1210-00 Vendor:104c Device:ac1e Y Disk Utility - N thanks coius! CiscoATAFlash Bunsen
CF Kingston Ultra 100x 1024 N Generic CF- PCMCIA Addtron PCMCIA -SCSI SCSI LC475 8.1 Y - Y Drive Setup (Mac OS 10.4.11) Y Y VM works, but I do not use it - register
CF Kingston Ultra 100x 1024 N Generic CF- PCMCIA PCMCIA slot (internal IDE) PB 1400 8.1 + 9.2.2 Y - Y Drive Setup (Mac OS 10.4.11) Y Y [1] - register
CF Kingston - 128 N Generic CF- IDE (2.5" hdd form factor) - internal IDE (hdd bay) PB 1400 - Y - Y Drive Setup (Mac OS 10.4.11) Y N [2] - register
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Notes

  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, later.
  2. VM works, but drive is not cold bootable as it is not recognised by ROM driver