On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Tanstaafl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2012-06-22 11:00 AM, Paul Hartman <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 7:50 AM, Tanstaafl<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> Also, my questions was more just to which cards are considered best/most
>>> stable - SD or CF...
>> Ultimately they both probably have the same flash chips inside of them
>> so if your main concern is reliability, I don't think it matters.
>> If your concern is performance, CF seems to be used in more
>> "professional" applications and more high-speed CF cards are readily
>> In either case I would suggest avoiding the cheap no-name brands.
>> Sandisk Extreme Pro is likely the fastest card you can buy (of either
>> CF or SD form factor), it is available up to 100MB/sec write speeds,
>> but of course your card reader/host needs to support speeds like that.
>> Sandisk also routinely has more than 10x the random I/O performance of
>> most of the other brands which is important when using it on a
>> computer and not in a linear recording device (photos/video).
> Thanks Paul, that's all pretty much what I'd concluded as well from my
> I went with the 4GB SanDisk Ultra though (30MB/s), since these will only be
> used to boot the VMWare hypervisor (which runs fully in RAM once it is
> Now I'm looking forward to seeing them in action this weekend...
OK, I missed that piece. I presumed there would be writes to the hard disk.
Any reason you can't have these guys netboot?