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Re: Routers vs. PC's for routing - was list problems?
> > > On Thu, 23 May 2002, E.B. Dreger wrote: > > > EIDE-based flash drives have become very inexpensive. Some > > embedded systems use CompactFlash boards. > > Can you set flash drives to be write-only? Sorry if this is a basic > question, but the only EIDE mass-storage devices I've used are more > traditional drives. Write only? Sure, that's been around since at least 1972! http://www.ganssle.com/misc/wom1.jpg http://www.ganssle.com/misc/wom2.jpg </smartassmode> :) If you mean READ only, some of Sandisk's products (not their normal consumer grade Compact Flash disks) have a read only mode. Some of which even have a mode where you can blow a fuse inside the chip with a special instruction, and make it read-only forever. Someone else made a solid state flash based IDE compatible drive, too, that had an option for "write once" per sector (yet could be all blanked using another special command). I know they wrote a module for OS9 to support it using its native filesystem (most FS's don't like being unable to write to whatever they want, whenever they want). It may have been Atmel. -- Kevin