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post Aug 24 2006, 09:41 AM
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Right, this arguments getting a bit hot. Ultimately, it's DB's decision. . But I'd like a separate reasonable discussion on this so we can concentrate on other hardware in "hardware" rather than bringing this up over and over again.

At current standing, the CF card is an INTERNAL HARD DISK. It would run on an ATA66 bus, which means you could not unplug it with a battery in the device without risking harm to either. You cannot use it to connect Wifi, Bluetooth, or any other "IO hardware"!!!!! You cannot use it to download files off of your Digital Camera or MP3 player's etc CF card.

I think it's still a good idea. It allows for the easy upgrade of storage media, using Compact Flash Type ONE or TWO Flash disks or Microdrives. Advantages of a Microdrive over embedded flash or SD card? Faster, longer lasting, and soon to be available in 20GB card sizes. That's a large hard drive for a PDA, which means you can install the entirety of Arm-Slackware a large number of times. Because a MicroDrive doesn't burn out easily, the correct linux kernel could operate the device using a good Journaling Filesystem such as my personal favourite, ReiserFS.

An internal Flash or Microdrive card can be replaced at any time in case of wearing out or accidental damage (Microdrives can be harmed by falling like a normal hard disk - Using our accelerometer to park the heads could reduce this risk though.) Internal Flash replacement would need a BGA rework station to repair.

Ok, so SD cards are smaller, but in terms of data storage: 4GB versus 20GB CF is clearly the winner, and you can't get SD microdrives.
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post Sep 2 2006, 04:53 PM
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i dont know where you keep getting that idea from, a fold out keyboard dosent automatically mean no slate mode

in fact beirag able to use slate mode in the full sized keyboard mode is an advantage because the screen can be folded againtst the battery area then folded up so that all you see is a keyboard and screen

if you get a chance look up the targus PDA keyboard, they are nice (unfortunattly they are a bit tempremental and hence why i dont use mine as offten)
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Ferret-Simpson   Internal Storage Discussion   Aug 24 2006, 09:41 AM
adf   i, personally want snoopy's doghouse. That is...   Aug 24 2006, 12:00 PM
Ferret-Simpson   www.armedslack.org - Slackware ported mainly to Ri...   Aug 24 2006, 02:38 PM
ken   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 24 2006, 07:4...   Aug 24 2006, 04:19 PM
Ferret-Simpson   By flamewar I meant the arguing over it was starti...   Aug 24 2006, 04:21 PM
Da_Blitz   correction you cant get SD microdrives yet, toshib...   Aug 26 2006, 06:06 AM
Ferret-Simpson   And 4 is the one involving the secure bootloader, ...   Aug 26 2006, 08:02 AM
adf   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 26 2006, 04:0...   Aug 26 2006, 10:05 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Yeah, Theoretically. And of course, we'd be ab...   Aug 26 2006, 11:46 AM
Da_Blitz   as i said you take a hit on speed, i might conside...   Aug 26 2006, 04:31 PM
adf   I look at it the other way-- I agree that I'd...   Aug 26 2006, 04:49 PM
Da_Blitz   The OE devs are free to do what they want. the rea...   Aug 27 2006, 04:52 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Well Hardwired internal flash isn't a grwat op...   Aug 27 2006, 02:14 PM
Cresho   I think internal SD is the way to go. When they g...   Aug 27 2006, 02:24 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Uhm Cresho. . What are you talking about? o.o 1:...   Aug 27 2006, 02:33 PM
Cresho   I'm just speaking my mind out mindlessly. I w...   Aug 27 2006, 03:43 PM
adf   I'm confused again. I thought an internal hd ...   Aug 27 2006, 04:02 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Now I thought the screen was still on the cards to...   Aug 28 2006, 03:03 AM
Da_Blitz   be very carefull what yo say about SDIO, in fact a...   Aug 28 2006, 04:01 AM
adf   brilliant. I use lvm for my file server at home (...   Aug 28 2006, 06:45 PM
Ferret-Simpson   Sorry, Typo corrected, and an Expansion of what I ...   Aug 28 2006, 09:25 AM
Da_Blitz   crowded but not imposible, but i would like the op...   Aug 28 2006, 07:10 PM
Ferret-Simpson   I still don't GET the keyboard.   Aug 29 2006, 12:50 AM
adf   QUOTE(Ferret-Simpson @ Aug 29 2006, 08:5...   Aug 29 2006, 09:17 AM
Da_Blitz   the keyboard is basically a targus fold out keyboa...   Aug 30 2006, 05:25 AM
adf   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 30 2006, 01:25 PM)the ke...   Aug 31 2006, 07:11 AM
uMP2k   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 30 2006, 11:25 PM)the ke...   Aug 31 2006, 06:39 PM
Ferret-Simpson   So, the keyboard overhangs the PocketPenguin? No o...   Aug 31 2006, 01:19 AM
Da_Blitz   it not designed to over hang, that would be stupid...   Aug 31 2006, 02:48 AM
Ferret-Simpson   I STILL Don't get it. So what, it's a keyb...   Aug 31 2006, 04:19 AM
Da_Blitz   all it is is a keyboard that folds in half, just l...   Aug 31 2006, 04:46 AM
Ferret-Simpson   Wouldn't be easier just to remap the keys so o...   Aug 31 2006, 05:05 AM
Da_Blitz   why would i only want to use half the avalible key...   Sep 1 2006, 05:28 AM
Ferret-Simpson   So this thing doesn't have a "Slate...   Sep 1 2006, 05:47 AM
Da_Blitz   i dont know where you keep getting that idea from,...   Sep 2 2006, 04:53 PM
adf   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Sep 3 2006, 12:53 AM)i dont ...   Sep 2 2006, 11:58 PM
Da_Blitz   as i have said i dont expect anyone to use it howe...   Sep 6 2006, 03:49 AM
adf   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Sep 6 2006, 11:49 AM)as i ha...   Sep 6 2006, 07:45 AM
Da_Blitz   actually i would have said that about a mont ago, ...   Sep 6 2006, 02:38 PM

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