Hardware Talk :: The $99 dollar SSD is here
I picked up a second CF/IDE adapter for use in another computer, found that the original one didn't properly support UDMA.
[root@localhost ~]# hdparm -Tt /dev/hda
Timing cached reads: 558 MB in 2.00 seconds = 278.31 MB/sec
Timing buffered disk reads: 110 MB in 3.01 seconds = 36.50 MB/sec