[Gllug] Flash-only laptop
hoshy at hoshy.co.uk
Tue Jun 7 13:06:39 UTC 2005
Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
>Prices for flash memory seem to be coming down every week or two. I
>notice Scan has a 4 gig CF for 160 quid. Insane! So I'm thinking, how
>long until we see flash-only laptops? Imagine the battery life!
>So then I got thinking, how about retrofitting it into an existing
>laptop? How hard could it be?
>There are IDE-CF adapters. Would they fit the laptop conectors?
>What about flash wearing? Can you use file systems like jffs for the
>root FS? And do they have any impact through an IDE-CF interface?
>This is really just a thought experiment, but curious to know if it's
I have to bow down to this. Excellent idea sir.
I guess a lot hangs on the power consumpton of the ide adaptors.
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