Flash ATA memory on Cisco 2800 series

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Mar 7th, 2009
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I have a 2801 ISR as part of my home lab with a 64Mb Flash ATA memory card. Not enough to support more recent versions of CME. The smallest size I can buy at circuit city is 4Gb. The cisco stuff it overpriced so I was wondering if the 2801 will recognize (even partial capacity) of a 4Gb card? This is not in production so I just need 256Mb or so and I don't really care if it's the official cisco flash or not. Just wondering if anyone has ever tried it?

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Rick Morris Sat, 03/07/2009 - 14:41
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We have 2 routers today in our environment running on Sandisk 2MB Compact Flash cards and everything has been running for a while with no issues.

Nicholas Matthews Sun, 03/08/2009 - 21:27
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The maximum amount of CF the 2801 will recognize is 128 MB.

The other 2800's support up to 256 MB.

I think other compact flash manufacturers will work as long as you format them with a 2800.




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