Re: [NTLK] ATA Linear flash speed

From: R A Parker <QuadzillaNET_at_SBCGlobal.NET>
Date: Mon Aug 18 2008 - 23:19:00 EDT

On Monday, August 18, 2008 at 7:26 pm James Wages wrote:

> On 8/19/08 9:15 AM, "Ryan Vetter" <DONT FORGET TO REMOVE
>> can someone suggest how I
>> could test the speed objectively?

I have a stopwatch... I'm going to test a 2,449KB movie download to both
types... the linear and the ATA.

Give me a minute or two.

> must be hardware support present
> to take "full advantage of" the
> card's raw speed. Paul, author
> of ATA Support, would surely know
> this.

The evidence might support this. But, it may also just be that the Newton
hardware is sensitive enough to be affected by slower older CF
technologies, while adjusting happily to the newer, speedier descendents.

> On 8/19/08 10:31 AM, "R A Parker" <PLEASE REMOVE THIS AND SAVE OUR

>> Not linear flash speeds, of course.
> To me, THAT matters.
> If we're talking a 5% difference
> in speed, then maybe I'd become a bit
> interested. But how different is
> the speed versus Linear?

Good News... Bad News...

Daily operational speeds: Launching, HWR and the like feel normal... as
fast as linear. Playing the 1984.pkg movie hiccuped only once, in the
middle, with my new 1GB 150x ATA card.

Now the other half of the story...

Large data transfers feel about... 5% the speed of Linear (takes 20x the
time to download 2.4MB via wifi)

> That's the question.

I'll let you know.

> And keep in mind that Linear
> is SLOWER than internal RAM.

ummm... I can't tell difference.

> The way Ryan spoke in
> his past few posts, it's
> almost like the speed of his
> card matches or bests Linear.

Could be... but I doubt it. I am going to buy a 1GB Extreme IV Card
tomorrow though... just to find out.

Best Regards,


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