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Old 15 July 2018, 19:33   #1
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List of known to work CF brands

If I remember well not all CF cards work when used with an Amiga. I know there is a list somewhere but I cannot seem to find it. Does anyone have a link to this or know what I should look for when buying new CF cards? I usually stick to SanDisk cards but they have different levels such as the Ultra (50MB/s) and Extreme (120MB/s).
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Old 15 July 2018, 20:53   #2
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Big problem of SanDisk is there is really high level of chinesse piracy and eBay is full of fake sandisks You can register your card on Sandisk official web, though.
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Old 15 July 2018, 21:32   #3
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Ok, but let say I buy from Amazon, would the Extreme level work on an Amiga? Or going with Ultra is better?



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Old 15 July 2018, 21:57   #4
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At least newer reflective silver label SanDisk Ultras use "illegal" CHS geometry values which enables (with directscsi filesystem) up to 128G drive size without requiring usual A600/A1200/A4000 IDE scsi.device updates.

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...&postcount=278
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Thanks for this. From what I read here (https://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/4gb_faq.html) there are still "challenges" in going with partitions over 2GB and disks over 4GB.


However I think I'm still going for a 16GB card. Is it correct that if I don't create more than 2 partitions of 2GB each I should be ok? (I know it sounds like a waste but in the future I might try creating larger size partitions, just not a priority at the moment).



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At least newer reflective silver label SanDisk Ultras use "illegal" CHS geometry values which enables (with directscsi filesystem) up to 128G drive size without requiring usual A600/A1200/A4000 IDE scsi.device updates.

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...&postcount=278
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Old 16 July 2018, 11:14   #6
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Thanks for this. From what I read here (https://thomas-rapp.homepage.t-online.de/4gb_faq.html) there are still "challenges" in going with partitions over 2GB and disks over 4GB.
http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?t=61666

With above Sandisk, you only need RDB installed filesystem that uses direct scsi mode. No more boot drive size limits, no 4G partition limits etc..

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However I think I'm still going for a 16GB card. Is it correct that if I don't create more than 2 partitions of 2GB each I should be ok? (I know it sounds like a waste but in the future I might try creating larger size partitions, just not a priority at the moment).
It would be very big waste of RAM (filesystem buffers, each partition needs own buffer) and all those partitions make volume/device selection requesters annoying to use...
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Old 17 July 2018, 15:28   #7
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I have tested 3 different CF cards that I had lying around on my A1200.


Canon 16Mb Works
SanDisk Ultra II 2GB Works
Lexar 1GB Doesn't Work
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Old 18 July 2018, 03:10   #8
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Some larger ones I've used:
SanDisk Extreme 32GB
Toshiba Exceria 64GB
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Old 18 July 2018, 06:53   #9
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However I think I'm still going for a 16GB card. Is it correct that if I don't create more than 2 partitions of 2GB each I should be ok? (I know it sounds like a waste but in the future I might try creating larger size partitions, just not a priority at the moment).
Yes that's correct and a perfectly fine solution.

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It would be very big waste of RAM (filesystem buffers, each partition needs own buffer) and all those partitions make volume/device selection requesters annoying to use...
I don't think it's any bigger waste with only two partitions, as he suggested. Or even with third big partition some day.

CF cards working on a cheap IDE-CF adapter in my A1200s:
Kingston elite pro 4GB 133x (CF/4GB-S2)
Kingston elite pro 8GB 133x (CF/8GB-S2)
Mustang Interlagos 16GB 633x

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