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albertr
post May 18 2006, 07:32 AM
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I'm wondering why to take risks of damaging the Zaurus with upgrading 64MB NAND chip to mere 128MB NAND when 4GB SD cards are available for under 100 bucks now? I think upgrading RAM chips would be more rewarding and at least as much difficult and interesting?
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post May 18 2006, 09:06 PM
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Because there are some unhappy guys who have only 16 Mb of NAND in their Zaurii. sad.gif Like me, for example. smile.gif This puts us off the road of mainstream ROMS - we have to hassle with old betas, pivoting and so on...

BTW, I got that Lexar MS with the proper chip and one day I'm going to try it out.
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post May 19 2006, 02:47 AM
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QUOTE(albertr @ May 18 2006, 04:32 PM)
I'm wondering why  to take risks of damaging the Zaurus with upgrading  64MB NAND chip to mere 128MB NAND when 4GB SD cards are available for under 100 bucks now? I think upgrading RAM chips would be more rewarding and at least as much difficult and interesting?
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Hmm. scratches head. I guess we started this BEFORE the >1GB sd card driver fix came along, and it's developed momentum of its own... tho' I don't know if the drivers work on the SL-6000, as I understood it, the C-Guys drivers were 760/860 only.

However, given the balance of risks, maybe it'd be better to wait until multi-GB support is fully supported on the 6000 rather than take the risk. I can understand 3000 users being a bit keener, though, as the flash limited is slightly more of a pain.

If SDIO were properly supported on the 6000, then keeping the SD card slot free for I/O devices would make flash upgrade more interesting.
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post May 19 2006, 06:07 AM
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Actually, I was just trying to say that RAM upgrade might be at least as useful .. especially since you got a hold of surface mount station. Hint, hint....
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post May 19 2006, 07:02 AM
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QUOTE(albertr @ May 19 2006, 03:07 PM)
Actually, I was just trying to say that RAM upgrade might be at least as useful .. especially since you got a hold of surface mount station. Hint, hint....
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flash memory chips are TSOP, but aren't DRAMs BGA which are harder to solder? I am happy to stand corrected!
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post May 20 2006, 12:23 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ May 19 2006, 03:02 PM)
QUOTE(albertr @ May 19 2006, 03:07 PM)
Actually, I was just trying to say that RAM upgrade might be at least as useful .. especially since you got a hold of surface mount station. Hint, hint....
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flash memory chips are TSOP, but aren't DRAMs BGA which are harder to solder? I am happy to stand corrected!
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You're right. You have to have expensive reballing hardware, or be really dedicated in rolling your own, to be able to do BGA. SMT is very easy in comparison.
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