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post Jan 29 2006, 01:07 PM
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I've got an itty bitty paper weekly planner that I've found works much better as a PIM than my 5500, especially given my ADD-addled brain. As a consequence, the Zaurus has been sitting in a corner, lonely and unused, for about a year.

Recently, I've been looking around at mp3/ogg players, and have been rather enamored of the latest crop of flash-based video player.

"Those are neat," I think to myself, "but they're damned expensive, and if I'm gonna spend that kind of money I want something that'll let me ssh, check email, browse the web occasionally, and read ebooks."

"SSH... email... ebooks... videos... Oh. Yeah. I've got a Zaurus."


So I'm now determined to dust off the Zaurus, install the latest OZ or Hentges, and buy myself a big, fat SD, MMC, or CF card.

Which leads me to my question:

In y'all's humble opinions, where's the sweet spot right now for price/size/battery life with SD, MMC, CF, and MicroDrives?

I'm looking for at least 1GB, but preferably 2GB or more. Enough to have a couple or four divx/xvid movies and maybe a dozen albums.

I'm not particularly worried about splitting out my apps and my files, or swapping CF cards for wifi and storage - I don't intend to multitask, so a Microdrive would seem to be where it's at. Given that battery life sucks so bad in ideal conditions, though, I'm worried about draining the heck out of it.

Since I'm trying to do this on the cheap, price is a factor.

What do you recommend?
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kotjmf   Big Storage Options...   Jan 29 2006, 01:07 PM
nailbunny   QUOTE(kotjmf @ Jan 29 2006, 05:07 PM)I've...   Feb 3 2006, 10:02 AM
macemoneta   2GB SD now down to $69 at CompUSA, after reba...   Feb 24 2006, 01:53 PM
hakujin   QUOTE(nailbunny @ Feb 3 2006, 11:02 AM)QUOTE(...   Jun 21 2006, 11:33 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Microdrives AREN'T just a label. Flash is mor...   Feb 27 2006, 02:36 PM
Ferret-Simpson   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Feb 27 2006, 11:3...   Feb 27 2006, 02:37 PM
JohnX   IMHO, the real factors to compare flash memory CF ...   Feb 28 2006, 09:50 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Heh, that's less than a year you know, and giv...   Mar 30 2006, 01:54 AM
lardman   1GB CF cards are pretty cheap. Why not just buy a ...   Mar 30 2006, 02:50 AM
JohnX   Ferret-Simpson: Heh. I'm far from rich, but e...   Mar 31 2006, 12:19 AM
cho1ce   QUOTE(JohnX @ Mar 31 2006, 03:19 AM)Ferret-Si...   May 23 2006, 08:09 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Hmmm. . . What have I told you about connecting yo...   May 23 2006, 04:26 AM
cho1ce   this is a nice informative thread! thanks. i...   May 23 2006, 08:04 PM
rolf   QUOTE(cho1ce @ May 24 2006, 06:04 AM)is there...   Aug 27 2006, 12:05 PM
hakujin   QUOTE(rolf @ Aug 27 2006, 01:05 PM)QUOTE(cho1...   Nov 5 2006, 10:19 PM
Ferret-Simpson   PXA255? BAH! |is secretly jealous, but can...   Jun 21 2006, 12:39 PM
hakujin   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Jun 21 2006, 01:3...   Jun 23 2006, 10:30 AM
hakujin   So has anyone come across an SD card or CF (flash ...   Jun 23 2006, 10:31 AM
hakujin   I have come across a CF microdrive that works. It ...   Jun 26 2006, 11:46 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Actually on SL5600 (Poodle) using the RC1 ...   Aug 30 2006, 04:10 AM
hakujin   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 30 2006, 05:1...   Nov 5 2006, 10:22 PM

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