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Media PC build using Wi-fi and usb flash drives

Oct 27, 2005
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Dublin, Ireland
System Name Kablamo
Processor Some Intel i5
Motherboard some gigabyte board
Cooling h80i
Memory samsung sticks that got a good review a few years back
Video Card(s) 6950 acting like a 6970
Storage some solid state ocz drives
Display(s) Samsung T260HD (1920 x 1200)
Case bitfenix microatx case
Audio Device(s) hyperx cloud II
Power Supply corsair 750 or similar
Mouse M65
Keyboard g510
Software win 10
I've had an idea in my head for the last couple of weeks about building a pc for recording TV and streaming video files from my main pc. At the moment i have a machine that does this but it's pretty big and a bit noisy!

I've been thinking of how to cut the size down and thought that using a raid array of flash media would be an awesome way to store windows and the most recently recorded programs before they are compressed and shunted by the network to my main system.

So the questions are:
Has anyone tried this using SD/CF cards with IDE/SATA adaptors?

Has anyone booted windows with a USB Flash drive (and is so did the take less than 5 mins)?

Is there such a thing as USB to IDE adaptor (or sata) so that i could build a raid array of USB flash drives (ebay lists only IDE to USB, the type for adapting HDD's for USB ports)?

Thanks to anyone who throws in their 2c!

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