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Media PC build using Wi-fi and usb flash drives

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by mcloughj, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. mcloughj

    Oct 27, 2005
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    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!

    Last edited: Feb 26, 2008
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