bootable PCI flash slot?

Howard Jones howie at
Sat Mar 12 10:06:44 PST 2005

On 22 Oct 2004, at 15:10, Howard Jones wrote:
I've just finished preparing a FreeBSD-based flash-booting 
router/firewall, which is currently using a DiskOnModule to boot from. 
If possible, I'd like the flash to be externally accessible to make 
upgrading or moving the flash a little simpler. Does anyone know of a 
PCI-slot flash carrier that can present itself as a bootable IDE drive 
with an external slot? I've found some PCI-PCMCIA cards, but they all 
talk about Windows compatibility, and appear to be aimed at digital 
camera users more than anything...

Answering my own question, mainly so it goes into the archive - these 
are what I was looking for:

IDE-connected but with optional external slot through a PCI backplane. 
Not hot-swap, but nice & cheap.

Best Regards,


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