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Here is a small update on my iBook with... 9,867 Views / 18 Replies  
Here is a small update on my iBook with CompactFlash "SSD". I installed a Transcend 8GB 266X card as the solid state drive in 2007, and used it like that for about a year. Then I got tired of how...
Posted by racasper, on Jan 26, 2010 at 07:43 PM, in Hardware Hacking
I downloaded the Xbench program and posted my... 9,867 Views / 18 Replies  
I downloaded the Xbench program and posted my results here (http://db.xbench.com/merge.xhtml?doc1=280100).

According to this program, my disk performance is similar to other clamshell ibooks that...
Posted by racasper, on Apr 1, 2008 at 07:35 AM, in Hardware Hacking
I've been using it like this since last October I... 9,867 Views / 18 Replies  
I've been using it like this since last October I think (6 months?). I posted about it here (http://forums.macnn.com/73/mac-modification/360945/replace-hard-drive-flash-card-ssd/). There have been...
Posted by racasper, on Mar 29, 2008 at 11:11 AM, in Hardware Hacking
> - 100MB read: 42MB/sec > - 100MB write:... 9,867 Views / 18 Replies  
> - 100MB read: 42MB/sec
> - 100MB write: 35MB/sec
> - 1MB random read: 40MB/sec
> - 1MB random write: 14MB/sec

How did you measure the read/write speeds? Is there a freeware/shareware utility...
Posted by racasper, on Mar 28, 2008 at 06:35 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Well what can I say. Great minds think alike. ... 5,944 Views / 7 Replies  
Well what can I say. Great minds think alike.



I knew going into this that the flash card might wear out due to the memory cells having a limited number of write cycles. Some of my research...
Posted by racasper, on Feb 8, 2008 at 06:41 PM, in Hardware Hacking
True, and the rated speed is for reading data off... 5,944 Views / 7 Replies  
True, and the rated speed is for reading data off the card. Writing data is slower. I have found that my 266x card has acceptable performance. It still feels a bit sluggish compared to a real hard...
Posted by racasper, on Feb 4, 2008 at 06:25 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Replace Hard Drive with Flash Card "SSD" 5,944 Views / 7 Replies  
I have a Graphite Clamshell iBook that had a very noisy 6 gig hard drive. It was irritating to hear the constant whirring noise when the computer was on, so I decided to replace the hard drive with...
Posted by racasper, on Feb 3, 2008 at 10:03 PM, in Hardware Hacking
Notes application/program on the iPhone and iPod... 558 Views / 7 Replies  
Notes application/program on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

I am thinking about getting a Touch as a portable web browser and organiser. One thing I need is a way to type and edit text files, and...
Posted by racasper, on Jan 23, 2008 at 10:06 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Notes app 558 Views / 7 Replies  
I was wondering if the Notes application be used as a real text editor. For example can you select some text and then cut/copy/paste it? Can you insert a picture or data from the address book into...
Posted by racasper, on Jan 23, 2008 at 06:37 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
 
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