Hi to all! I want to present a complex hardware problem at community, in hope that someone can help me.
I was investing some money in a high performance UMPC in the last months, because I work as translator and want to work even when I travel. I buy a previusly used Sony VAIO UX1XN in excelent condition, may be the BEST UMPC in the market.
As this machine has an internal SSD 32Gb on board, which is no much when you can run Windows 7 with all your favorits programs, so I buyed a new brand Compact Flash Kingston Ultimate 32 Gb at 600X (Transfering 10 Mb by second, they said). I had so highly hopes about its performance and wanted use it as alternative HD for install another Operative System in it, so I formated it to NTFS file system. Also I thinked to move the TEMP system folder and the pagefile.sys, and hyberfile.sys, and also the TEMP folder of Google Chrome to it, so as way to avoid the most intense scripture on the internal SSD and to long its lifetime.
The outcome was incredibly bad. To move pagefile and hyberfile was imposible, Windows never created at all. Move TEMP system folder was possible, but the machine tilted by a few seconds many times after started, in such way that you turn on the unit and could not use it for a long couple ot minuts, so I tried to dislable this feature and the tilt disappear. Every time you turn on or turn off the UMPC, you hear the sound of plug in and plug out an extraible hardwar, as if were a pendrive. I never thinked for take it in and out, I need it as another internal hard disk, to never take it out. But the OS seem not know it at all :-P
Today I tried to move on some programs and files to new inserted CF. The transference rate was incredible poor: 756Kbps!!! And the UMPC seem not to respond when the information is being moved, and after a ten minuts... the CF card is automatically dismounted!!! You hear a plug out hardware sound and the CF is not showed on My PC any more, I needed to restart the unit to begin again moving the remaining files.
What to do? I don't know, I never would expect this. And payed many bills to have this expensive CF in my UMPC.
I tried also many possible solutions, without success, among them, to change the "hardware directives" in Device manager, which was also impossible, Windows 7 don't allow me to do it..
As a humble translator worker I would appreciate so much any orientation. Thank to all!