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?