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> Highest Capacity Cf Card?
uriahgreer
post Apr 23 2010, 07:17 PM
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I read about the Transcend 4GB SD as being the highest capacity SD card save venturing into openzaurus/pdaxrom territory as it is the highest capacity SD card outside of SDHC.

Okay. I'm thinking I'll buy that.

But what about CF? If I want a wireless card I'll get one--that seems easy to look up--but just for sake of more storage,


what's the highest capacity supported CF card under Cacko 1.23?


Btw, I'm on a 3200.

Also, I read something about read-speed. What's that about? Should I be concerned about it? Is it basically like a hard-drive? Etc. etc. etc.

I tried reading through the stuff on switching out the internal drive for a CF microdrive...but that gave this newb/novice quite a headache. Plus I couldn't seem to find anything definitively final.

Though, again, I'm not particularly interested at switching out the internal (I flinch just at flashing) I just want to have more storage in the CF slot.

Any thoughts?
Thanks kindly --UMG
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post Apr 24 2010, 03:55 AM
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QUOTE(uriahgreer @ Apr 24 2010, 01:17 PM) *
I read about the Transcend 4GB SD as being the highest capacity SD card save venturing into openzaurus/pdaxrom territory as it is the highest capacity SD card outside of SDHC.


Yesterday I found a SDHC card driver that supports up to 32 GB SDHC: http://petit-noise.net/download/sdhc-driver

It appears to be for the Sharp ROM but will probably work with Cacko.

I don't know if you can read Japanese, the author says that he has experienced good stability with it but as always these things are at your own risk. I downloaded it but haven't got around to trying it yet (I want to do a full back up in case things go wrong). Please post here if you try it.
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post Apr 24 2010, 07:51 AM
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QUOTE(koan @ Apr 24 2010, 06:55 AM) *
Yesterday I found a SDHC card driver that supports up to 32 GB SDHC: http://petit-noise.net/download/sdhc-driver

It appears to be for the Sharp ROM but will probably work with Cacko.

I don't know if you can read Japanese, the author says that he has experienced good stability with it but as always these things are at your own risk. I downloaded it but haven't got around to trying it yet (I want to do a full back up in case things go wrong). Please post here if you try it.


*jaw drops* I haven't been this overwhelmed since I heard the 5th season of Digimon announced.

Sorry, please excuse the adolescent ramblings.

I think *gulp* I'll give it a try. Even if Live Translate once rendered a Japanese page with the phrase "conveniently insane" in the main body. On a side note, that was trying to figure out how to get the pressure sensitivity on petite peinture to work. (Thinking about tackling that next...after the opie-camera...etc, etc...)

And yeah, I think I'll back up too, lest the driver renders me "conveniently insane".

Lord-willing, I'll be posting back soon! (Thanks! laugh.gif )
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post Apr 25 2010, 06:49 AM
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I tried the SDHC driver. It works! Posted some results to a new thread: http://www.oesf.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=27186 so that other people can reply about CF cards here.
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post Apr 26 2010, 05:29 AM
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Okay, SD driver works. (See above thread link.) That's fantastic. But right, so what is the highest capacity CF card you've been able to use? Anyone?
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post Apr 26 2010, 12:15 PM
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i use a 32GB cf card in my Akita
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post Apr 28 2010, 05:35 AM
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QUOTE(duo @ Apr 26 2010, 03:15 PM) *
i use a 32GB cf card in my Akita

Is this under cacko, does brand of card matter, and did you have to install any special drivers?
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post Apr 29 2010, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE(uriahgreer @ Apr 28 2010, 08:35 AM) *
QUOTE(duo @ Apr 26 2010, 03:15 PM) *
i use a 32GB cf card in my Akita

Is this under cacko, does brand of card matter, and did you have to install any special drivers?



works under cacko, debian (andromeda), ubuntu.
no
and no.

Just works, CF uses same drivers as IDE for the most part, so the distros don't care how big the CF gets b/c the architecture doesn't change. w/ SD the spec allowed up to 2gb, 4 if you used fat32, but that wasn't in spec. SDHC uses different memory addressing to so it needs different drivers. I suspect that CF could go as large as 128GB before there might be a problem with addressing.
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post Apr 30 2010, 06:08 AM
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QUOTE(duo @ Apr 29 2010, 08:59 PM) *
...b/c the architecture doesn't change...


oooOOOOoohh. Okay. That's what I was thinking, but didn't want to lay down the bucks for a card until I was sure. Thanks much. laugh.gif
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