Flash drive test results
Results of attempts to use various flash media as drives in Macs. Other media types can be included (ie IDE on SCSI adapters, etc.)
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|Flash type||Brand||Model||Size MB||DMA/ UDMA||Adapter||Adapter||Port||Mac||OS||Seen ||OEM data ||Format||Formatted with ||VM/ swap||Boot||Note||Links||Tested by|
|ATA_Flash PC_Card||Cisco||-||1000||-||-||-||Cardbus ||PB Lombard||10.2.8||Y||||Y||Disk Utility||-||N||thanks coius!||CiscoATAFlash||Bunsen|
|CF||Kingston||Ultra 100x||1024||N||Generic CF- PCMCIA||Adtron PCMCIA -SCSI||SCSI||LC 475||8.1||Y||-||Y||Drive Setup (OS X 10.4.11)||Y ||Y||-||Adtron SDDS Cardpak™||register|
|CF||Kingston||Ultra 100x||1024||N||Generic CF- PCMCIA||-||PCMCIA||PB 1400||8.1 + 9.2.2||Y||-,||Y||Drive Setup (OS X 10.4.11)|| YCite error: Closing
|CF||Kingston||-||128||N||Generic CF-IDE 2.5"||-||internal IDE||PB 1400||8.1 + 9.2.2||Y||, ||Y||Drive Setup (OS X 10.4.11)|| Y Cite error: Closing
|SDHC||Intenso||-||4096||N||Delock SDHC - PCMCIA||-||PCMCIA||PB 1400||8.1 + 9.2.2||Y||, ||Y||Drive Setup (OS X 10.4.11)|| YCite error: Closing
|CF||Kingston||Ultra 100x||1024||N||Generic CF- PCMCIA||Adtron PCMCIA -SCSI||SCSI||G3 DT||8.1||Y||-||Y||Drive Setup (OS X 10.4.11)||Y ||Y||-||Adtron SDDS Cardpak™||register|
- In device table, SCSI Probe, System Profiler, Drive Setup, on desktop - anywhere really
- As shown in Apple System Profiler or other hardware diagnostic
- unless shown, version matches OS
- Due to reliability concerns, the use of consumer-grade flash as virtual memory or swap space is debated
- Will try in a 16 bit slot and see if it helps (ie in a 1400)
- 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
- Bad blocks, many failed installs, attempted repairs. One apparently successful install: volume still not available in Startup Disk
- Virtual Memory works, but it usually is not recommended to use flash memory for VM (citation needed). Cite error: Invalid
<ref>tag; name "VM_and_flash_memory" defined multiple times with different content
- 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.
- 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.
- Type: harddisk, Bus: ATA Bus, ID: 0, Capacity: 122.2 MB, Vendor: Hitachi XX.V.220.127.116.11, Product ID: -, Revision: Rev. 0.00, Connection: ATA, Removable: N (in fact the medium IS marked as removable at boot time), Partitions: 1
- VM works, but drive is not cold bootable as it is not recognised by ROM driver.
- 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