Thinking of buying one of those cheap chinese compact flash to IDE adapters that appear on ebay quite often for use on a little 486 embedded board that i've got.
can a compact flash be used just like a hard disk - I understand that there is a limited amount of writes that can be made to a CF card ?
Will any embedded board or PC that accepts an IDE device be capable of running a CF card without any tweaks?
Is there a significant power saving in using a CF card against say a 2.5" hard disk ?
Any pitfalls to watch for?