This article provides an overview of how to incorporate a non-embedded hard disk drive as the system/OS storage device into a PXI chassis configuration

For certain applications, a user may want to incorporate a removable storage device into a test system.  A removable storage device can facilitate the backup of an existing system along with disk drive mirroring software. Alternatively, the user may want the test application to not reside on the system itself, but rather on a storage device containing a lightweight OS and the test software.  The most common means to achieve this is to provide a non-volatile storage medium which is easy to remove and sanitize.

This article provides a walk through for using a non-embedded hard disk drive (HDD) as the primary storage device for your PXI chassis and discusses two solutions.  The first solution employs a compact flash drive which is  mounted on an embedded controller. The second solution employs the use of a portable (laptop) HDD mounted on a PXI carrier. Click here for more Info…