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Boot from a CF but write to a Sata Drive?


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#1 Ansemx324

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Posted 31 October 2009 - 11:41 AM

What I am wondering is if I can add a compact flash with SATA adapter to boot my OS from, but have all data and files written to a HDD inside the computer.

The longer story for why I am asking this is because I may have two Operating Systems, but rather than dual boot or partitioning my drive, I may put two CF cards in SATA adapters and select the boot on Startup each time. Also, booting from a Compact Flash may increase boot speed (I know I know, its not very noticeable, but it is a small bonus in the process).

Also, I was considering booting from a USB flash drive, but people have stated that this eats the drive very quickly because of the limited space and rewrite ability, but if I was only booting from this drive and all files were being written to the single HDD inside, would this still be a problem?

Thanks everyone!

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