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SubjectRe: Compactflash cards dying?

> I had this same problem with my very first CF (16 MB) connected to a home-made
> IDE adapter. I quickly discovered that the power wire (+5V) had been cut and
> that the power was driven through the logic signals, which were strong enough
> to let the card work correctly... nearly correctly. Because it got uncorrectable
> defects, detected as bad sectors at IDE level. So may be your adapter is too
> weak. Or may be you also use it in a battery-powered device which has frequent
> power outages ?

I've seen it on sharp zaurus, and same flash had bad problems in
toshiba 4030cdt notebook. Zaurus is PDA but it *does* monitor voltage;
I can't imagine toshiba having problems with power.

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