That’s right, six months with CF cards in two different machines, and a third one ordered a couple of weeks ago. Nothing wrong. Nothing broken. Nothing lost to hardware faults.
In sum, nothing to report. Even on the card that was “stress-tested” for the better part of a month.
For the most part I am overjoyed that the experiment has gone so well. After all, this is one of my personal triumphs, even if it wasn’t altogether my idea.
But to be honest, there is a tiny part of me that’s just a little itty-bitty bit angry. I think it’s the same sense of frustration I had when I finally jumped ship from Windows, years ago.
Seeing through the veil of misinformation — in this case, all the advertising dreck and forum posts railing against the idea as a disaster waiting to happen — is both liberating … and irritating, to a much lesser degree.
So yes, I am happy that I have installed CF cards and adapters in three pre-1998 machines and seen nary a one cough up a fault.
But at the same time, I have to wonder now and again … who else is lying to me about what is possible, and what is not, with my computers?
I guess that’s for me to discover.
P.S.: Total spent to outfit three machines: Roughly US$100. Put that in your newfangled SSD and smoke it.