RP Smith wrote:
>I think you would be better of with the CD/Floppy solution than a hard drive as sooner than later
the HD will die on you. If you are looking for the ability to remotely upgrade, go with a compact
flash memory module and a Mach5Products.com IDE to compact flash adapter. The adapter is only $19
US and you can buy the compact flash memory module for under $20 US. Also, I use a compact flash to
USB adapter and Windows to install the image.
Honestly, a floppy (drive and/or disk) will die long before a hard
drive, especially if you have the hard drive set to spin down when it's
not in use.
As a general rule, what kills a hard drive is heating up and cooling
down -- It doesn't heat up much if the drive is only running for 60-120
seconds during bootup, then it powers down and stays off for weeks or
months at a time.
A fool and his money are soon popular.