I'm not sure swapping is an issue, you have to reboot to load the new
version of m0n0wall, so a reboot to swap CF cards isn't too painful.
Even then, if you use a LiveCD when you need to rewrite the card (and how
often do you need to rewrite the card anyway? m0n0wall is pretty well
behaved with regards to upgrades), a cheapo should do the trick as long as
you don't kick the case around too much.
I'm still shopping around for a good price including shipping to Canada
(by USPS ground, or UPS/FedEx air not ground -- I'm not paying a $40-$60
UPS brokerage charge)
From: Craig FALCONER <cfalconer at avonside dot school dot nz>
To: 'David' <dlawley at gmail dot com>, 'm0n0wall mailing list'
<m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 14:09:09 +1200
Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] What's the best to look for in CF to ide? Or ones
> Some things to be aware of.
> None of the cheap IDE/CF adapters support hot swapping. It might work
> your motherboard IDE controller did, but none I have do.
> They are just a pin conversion - 40 pins of IDE plus four pins of power
> 44 pins on the CF card.
> The dual card holders are just that - two slots that can take two cards
> show up as a master and a slave drive to the OS.
> Cheap is porbably fine - as long as you're careful. I never change the
> in mine, but if you did want to then spend some more for a robust oen,
> just be careful.