Seeking local source for thin-client IDE flash modules.

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Mon Dec 8 16:49:00 UTC 2008

On Fri, Dec 05, 2008 at 05:10:13PM -0500, Scott Sullivan wrote:
> That would be a likely candidate, still running  into the space issue.
> The module I'm looking  is pictured at the bottom of page 2nd from left, 
> top row:

Those are of course a proprietary design, while a CF adapter lets you
use whatever cheap CF card you ever want.

> I posted the above information in my first post, but got cut out in 
> replies as I had put it under the my sig. I then reposted this 
> information in a follow up email that no one seemed to notice. But as 
> you'll see the module is very small, and the pins on the mobo stick 
> straight up out of the board, where the 90 degree pin header on the 
> module meets them. Attempting to put anything else in the thin clients 
> housing would require cutting holes in the side, something I'm 
> desperately trying to avoid.
> As I noted in the original email, I'm looking at the options for slimmed 
> down's distro, and the OLPC XO provides a nice reference design on how 
> to go about slimming Fedora (my preferred distro). But if I could get 
> those same modules with a greater capacity, it would make the task far 
> simpler.

Well a 16GB CF card runs about $100 as far as I can tell.  32 and 64GB
cards also exist.

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