POLL: Which size compact flash card would you like to us ship in 1.2.3?

Please vote on this poll and help us decide which size of NanoBSD embedded to ship in 1.2.3.


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13 Responses to “POLL: Which size compact flash card would you like to us ship in 1.2.3?”

  1. Mark J Crane Says:

    If using the FreeSWITCH package I recommend 4gb. This would allow more room for voicemail, music on hold, and recordings. Although voicemail can also be emailed and deleted when its received.

  2. Chris Buechler Says:

    FreeSWITCH likely isn’t suitable for embedded since it would have to be left mounted rw at all times, which is bad on CF.

  3. Richard Says:

    I suggest microdrives and you can get them for 20 bucks for 4 gig. you can also use ssd/solid state drives. they would work fine.

    I would like to see a 1/2/4 gig images. they can be done easly.

  4. Chris Buechler Says:

    Yeah for something like FreeSWITCH, a microdrive with full install is probably the way to go.

    We’ll end up with multiple sizes, likely 512 MB, 1, 2 and 4 GB.

  5. Mike Says:


    I just checked my prefered IT/Electronics web-store… and… they sell 21 different CF cards… only one of them is 2GB… all the others are 4GB or more… and dead cheap… so… excuse me if i ask… why the poll?



  6. Chris Buechler Says:

    Mike: I was kind of wondering why myself. 🙂 We will be putting out multiple sized images, it was really before that was decided. It’s mostly out of curiosity at this point.

    You still can get smaller CF cards but anything under 4 GB isn’t common. There are a lot of existing cards out there though.

  7. Ryan Says:

    I vote 4gb since that is the most common. Use the DD-WRT style of extra storage and mount a smb share. Then you can use FreeSWITCH and make the smb share read/write. I am guessing if we are all using BSD/Linux style routers, we know how to mount a smb share? Why not use that for any package that requires full time RW. That’s my suggestion. 100base-T is plenty of speed for a smb share to dump voicemails on. I personally would like the embedded version to come with a package system. Let the admin choose how much he wants to R/W to his card. Just don’t make it easy to install apps that require the CF card to stay mounted as R/W. Develop CIFS or SMB for apps like FreeSWITCH.

  8. Jacky Says:

    I suggest 4GB at least for the freeswitch!

  9. Enrico Says:

    I would like embedded sizes for at least 256 Mb, 512 Mb, 1 Gb and 2 Gb. We have a lot of customers using PFSense for years now so not all of them have big CF cards in there appliances. Is this also the solution for the upgrading problem of the embedded version? That would be nice so we don’t have to rewrite the CF card anymore with a newer version.

  10. Mat Says:

    The 4GB CF Card is my choice, because there’s enough space for future releases and the price for industrial high performance cards ( don’t matter how much you write on it ^^) is really affordable.

  11. Scott Ullrich Says:

    We are now building 512mb, 1g, 2g & 4g images on the snapshot server.

  12. Lars Hupfeldt Says:

    So i’ts too late to wote for 8G then?

  13. Chris Buechler Says:

    Lars: I don’t think we’ll do > 4 GB for 1.2.3, but in the future we’ll likely have 8, 16, etc. options.

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