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Matthewmongan
post Jan 11 2007, 04:55 PM
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im getting a cl3200 to replace my tired jornada 720, but i have reservations about microdrives.

i did a search and found some info on replacing the micro drive with a larger micro drive but nothing on a cf replacement. i have several questions:

is their any reason i should shy away from replacing the 6gig mcd with an 8gig cf and running cacko?

is the lowered power consumption and faster load times of a cf card really worth the time/expense/risk?

do i really need to worry about micro drive failure?

if anyone could answer these questions and provide some detailed information on exactly how to install a new cf card that would be wonderful.

i use mandriva linux so doing linux partitions are within my abilities.
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BarryW
post Jan 11 2007, 05:10 PM
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QUOTE(Matthewmongan @ Jan 11 2007, 03:55 PM)
im getting a cl3200 to replace my tired jornada 720, but i have reservations about microdrives.

i did a search and found some info on replacing the micro drive with a larger micro drive but nothing on a cf replacement. i have several questions:

is their any reason i should shy away from replacing the 6gig mcd with an 8gig cf and running cacko?

is the lowered power consumption and faster load times of a cf card really worth the time/expense/risk?

do i really need to worry about micro drive failure?

if anyone could answer these questions and provide some detailed information on exactly how to install a new cf card that would be wonderful.

i use mandriva linux so doing linux partitions are within my abilities.
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The force required to kill a microdrive will render the Zaurus to dust. Microdrives also don't lose data size over time like cf cards will.
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Matthewmongan
post Jan 11 2007, 06:21 PM
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thanks for the fast reply.

that is very good to know. i hear horror stories about laptop hds failing and such, but i guess with the smaller moving mass the micro drive is more robust.
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post Jan 11 2007, 10:58 PM
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QUOTE(Matthewmongan @ Jan 11 2007, 05:21 PM)
thanks for the fast reply.

that is very good to know. i hear horror stories about laptop hds failing and such, but i guess with the smaller moving mass the micro drive is more robust.
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All drives eventually fail. The microdrive is no different. Since we (cacko users) aren't actually running the os off the drive, they will last longer.
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