CompactFlash (CF) is a flash storage format initially created by SanDisk, and widely adopted in a variety of consumer devices (especially cameras).

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Installing a Windows Embedded Standard 7 image on a compact flash (CF) card

Using the Image Configuration Editor tool which comes with Windows Embedded Standard 7, I'm creating an answer file to install on a Mini-ATX board whose main storage drive is a CF card. While I'm ...
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Microdrive suddenly not showing up as storage device

I have a Hitachi Compact Flash Microdrive that my Canon EOS 20D uses to store pictures on. Up until recently, I've been able to put the microdrive in a PCMCIA reader ("PC Card Reader" as described in ...
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Floppy Drive Connector to CF Card Reader with USB Port

I bought an old floppy drive from a local market and just realized that my board isn't compatible. And I'm wondering, will it work if I connect my floppy drive to a cf card reader which has same ...
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Is my CF card broken?

I am trying to install Voyage Linux on a 4GB compact flash card according to these steps. However it always fails at some point. When I format the disk manually (as opposed to using the provided ...
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Cloning flash drive while preserving empty space

I'm working with an industrial PC running Windows XP embedded. The PC has a 2GB compact flash memory which acts as main drive. I would like to clone the 2GB flash memory to a card with 8GB space. How ...
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Windows 7 SP1 installation hangs during boot when CF card present in sata card reader

as per subject I have a nasty problem with Windows 7 and a CF card in a SATA card reader, first some details. Hardware specifications: Asus P8C WS (Intel C216 chipset) with BIOS version 3202 ...
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Poor compression of compact flash image, even after 0 fill

Problem: I am attempting to create an exact image of a compact flash and then compress the compact flash image for easier storage. The compact flash is not full (~1.5GB used, 32GB size). The problem ...
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CompactFlash write caching

A well-known characteristic of CompactFlash cards is that they do such things as write-leveling and caching to boost performance and longevity. These characteristics make them fairly poor choices as ...
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How to use CF cards in a Kyocera FS-1010?

I have a Kyocera Mita FS-1010 b/w office laser printer. The printer accepts CF cards, supposedly for adding fonts and things like templates or something. I was looking through the manuals (both user, ...
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Problems installing Linux to IDE connected compact flash card

I have been trying to install Ubuntu on some hardware (Netcom NC-499 board that contains a Vortex86DX processor). I am trying to install to a compact flash card attached to the board via an IDE ...
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Is this valid JFS partition?

My teacher gave my his laptop (with Fedora 16 on it) and compact flash card with data. He wants to have access to files on card, but he couldn't get access to it. The problem is Linux doesn't know ...
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What is the maximum throughput of an IDE bus (ATA-3)?

I'm trying to breath some new life into an old Thinkpad X40 by replacing its HDD with a couple of CF cards. I've found a nice adapter will let me install two cards into the notebook's drive bay and ...
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Clone Image Without Empty Blocks

I've been using dd if/mnt/sda1/images/$1 of=/dev/$2 to clone some embedded images for compact flashes. I used to only be using one brand of CFs, but, now I have two of them (both 2g, but obviously ...
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A Windows 7 tool to create an image from my bootable USB stick

I am looking for an efficient and preferrably free tool to take a full copy of my USB stick and make a disk image from it with possibility to write back to it. Actually I have a CF-Disk and I am ...
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How to rescue Compact Flash card that has been corrupted by a bad formatting

I used my CompactFlash card as a boot drive to install Snow Leopard for my laptop a while ago. To do that I had to repartition it to HFS+ with a GUID partition table. When partitioning it back to ...
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How to find out do I have NAND Flash or NOR flash (Compact Flash)

How to find out do I have NAND Flash or NOR flash (Compact Flash) I have Transcend UDMA 300x 2Gb. No mention is it NAND or NOR flash
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How can I make Windows 7 ReadyBoost persistent?

Is there a way to make Windows 7 to keep the ReadyBoost cache across a reboot (and not encrypt it or keep the encryption key across the reboot) - so that ReadyBoost could actually boost the boot up ...
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Embedded webserver (mysql) on a compact flash : how to reduce read/write operations?

I've developed a tiny webserver for home automation out of an ALIX 1D, and based on a debian lenny. It runs very smoothly and is now able to operate quite a lot of different equipment from a webapp. ...
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Windows 7 can't recognize CompactFlash cards on USB3.0

I have four CompactFlash readers (USB 3.0) connected by a 4-way hub to a USB 3.0 card in a PC running Windows 7 64-bit. When I insert all four CF cards, sometimes some of them are not recognized (I ...
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What are the fastest CF (Compact Flash) readers?

I'm looking for a good CF reader, but it's not easy to find readers specs on online stores, so I don't know what I can buy. Are there any benchmarks online? Now I have an external Skintek CF reader ...
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Using different SSDs types (not only SATA based) as system drive

Currently I have a Thinkpad X61s and want to make it both a bit faster and a bit more power efficient. For that reason I thought that adding SSD drive would make most sense. Unfortunately, because of ...
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Memory card reader won't read 2GB Compact Flash memory card

I have a 2GB Compact Flash memory card that won't read in my memory card reader. The reader will read my 512MB and 32MB cards and my digital camera will read and write my 2GB card. I bought the card ...
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How can I verify the read/write integrity of a compact flash device?

I've got a bunch of compact flash cards that I've used heavily in a professional photo and video capacity. I'm concerned that one of them is going bad, since I am seeing files (most often video, but ...
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How do you clone the data off of a flash memory (via digital camera) device for recovery?

I have a digital camera that uses compact flash cards. Currently, I connect the camera to the computer through a USB cable. The compact flash card appears to have some bad sectors or something, ...
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How does a memory card die?

Our old SanDisk CompactFlash 256MB card died recently, during a photo session. My wife was taking photos with it - sometimes in humid environment -, then as she was browsing through the results on her ...
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Can someone recommend a Compact Flash card to be used as a boot disk/fixed disk

I have an early Acer Aspire One netbook, and the flash drive is really slow at writing. I've taken it apart to add more RAM, but I've pretty much stopped using it. I've read about people replacing the ...
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How Can I get a bit-perfect copy of a CF card?

Is there any way I can get a bit level copy of a Fat32 compact flash card? Like make an ISO of it or something?
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Upload of photos from cf card to pc is super slow

I have a new custom built pc. It has 8B of RAM and was working like a dream. Suddenly it is super slow and taking hours to download photos that used to take just minutes. I notice that there is 8GB ...
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Reliability of a Compact Flash as a hard drive

I would now if someone can help me and say if I need a industrial grade or not to insure reliability in a PC embedded device. I use linux and make the most filesystem in RAM to avoid read/write of the ...
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Tool to determine filesystem on removable media

I have a CompactFlash card that is used in a custom piece of hardware. WAV files are written to it. Windows doesn't recognize the media and wants to format it, which rules out FAT 16/32, NTFS, UDF, ...
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Mac OS X program to recover images from a memory card

I'm looking for a Mac OS X program to recover images from a corrupted memory card.
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Linux distro to use CF instead of IDE drive?

To build a compact, headless host, I'd like to use a CompactFlash instead of an IDE drive, and connect the card to the mobo using an IDE-to-CF adapter. I don't know if this is still an issue, but ...
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CompactFlash and ReadyBoost on a Vista-64 bits system

I have an old HP iPaq with a CF card of 16 GB. New card, old device. It works fine. Or worked fine, I should say, since it fell to the ground and is damaged beyond repair... So I have a new and more ...
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Backup Compactflash

Does any one know a good free software to make an image(ghost) of a compactflash? we are developing a software for a computer that uses a compact flash as harddrive and we would like to create a ...