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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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Matthewmongan
post May 12 2007, 11:29 AM
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to my understanding the repetitive writing of the swap file would tax the life span of the cf card. Compact Flash like the majority of flash (for the exception of Nand and ram) have limited write cycles, hard drives do not. i understand the desire for more storage on board the zaurus however it is impossible to guarantee the life span of such a modification.
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