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#26 Moon Goon

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 04:06 AM

Wanted to wait until I found the bill so I could answer TheHives questions but it seems other questions have come in :confused1:

TheHive: I got the Fit-PC Slim w/ no HDD. It still has 512megs of RAM and wireless. Don't remember exactly but with the unit itself, shipping and a little bribe from a friend to cook me up some vittles it was $320. I know: too much info and yet not enough. Sorry :cheers:

Jaclaz: Yup. When I say "USB card readers and flash memory sticks" I really do mean more than one. Not frustrated with your comment - I'm frustrated with the boot support. One of the flash sticks had a Debian USB bootstrap and my card readers had WinPE. I'm not giving up though. I'll try more combinations and more USB media for sure.

Sometimes the thing will fail to POST after a warm reboot. I'm starting to think heat or power issues. The hard drive might suck too much juice maybe?

The BIOs looks like an old-school AWARD setup. It has two places to enable and disable USB. If you enable the second USB a new controller appears in the device manager but does not install properly. There is also a "Entertainment/Encryption" device that you have to hunt down drivers for. Google led me back to AMD for that one. Can't install bus master IDE drivers though. The third-party universal drivers don't install. I see Win 2000 drivers but they don't work in XP.

Got a little better feel for performance. I'd compare it to an EEE PC laptop. Those things are usually clocked down to 600mhz or so. The 500mhz AMD Geode feels about the same.

Nuno: I want a SD to SSD thingie like the CR-9000: http://www.geekstuff...st-cr-9000.html You get most of the benefits of SSD (may take a performance hit). In most cases the SD cards will be cheaper and if the media fails you can just replace a SD card and not the whole thing!

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 10:07 AM

Sometimes the thing will fail to POST after a warm reboot. I'm starting to think heat or power issues. The hard drive might suck too much juice maybe?


Don't think heat can do that.
Power shortage is possible however.
Which hard drive did you connect to it?

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 05:25 PM

I want a SD to SSD thingie like the CR-9000: http://www.geekstuff...st-cr-9000.html You get most of the benefits of SSD (may take a performance hit). In most cases the SD cards will be cheaper and if the media fails you can just replace a SD card and not the whole thing!


Thats a good alternative. Didnt know it existed. Nice fine.


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Posted 20 October 2008 - 08:14 PM

Jaclaz: I put in a 250gb HDD. Yeah, my bad. The thing runs on 12v so I bet it's straining a bit.

I put Process Lasso on to tame the CPU time hogs like AVG Anti-Virus.
http://www.bitsum.com/prolasso.php

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 12:04 PM

Fit-PC 2.0 is nearly available (or available since a few days)

There is more data about it on it's Italian site than on the manufacturer's site, here:
http://www.fit-pc.it...-fit-pc/fit-PC2
http://www.fit-pc.it/Ordina-subito

(though they seem using the 1 $ = 1.15 € exchange rate) :D

Manufacturer's site:
http://www.compulab....itpc2-intro.htm
http://www.compulab....2-datasheet.htm

$245+45+54+15+37=$396
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Pre-configured FITPC2-C1600-H-W-XP $396

In Italy € 448,00 + € 9 :D (power cable with "proper plug") (+ VAT)

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