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post Apr 9 2004, 03:36 PM
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Has anyone actually used the following device which is supported under the new Cacko QT ROM in the C series:

Ratoc CFU1 USB Host Compact Flash card

I'd be interested to know what actual devices are known to work with the Z, I would like to plug in:

Hard drive
CD-ROM drive
Ethernet Network device

Is this doable? Are these devices available/cost effective?
If so, one of my friends can throw out the old PC he has! In fact I would only need my Debian box for a few things, it could radically change how I use my Z at home.
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post Oct 26 2004, 04:50 AM
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I built something like this back when I lugged a Tandy Model 100 around -- 4 d-cells in a plastic flashlight body that I had cut the lamp off of. It worked very well and also propped the Model 100 up far enough to see the screen and type.

Have you considered carrying around an iPod or similar battery-powered, hard-drive-based mp3 player? With my SL-6000 I recently took a 2.5" drive in an external enclosure and a power brick. (I didn't have time to compile the .so module needed to access the iPod while on vacation last week so I took the 2.5" enclosure instead.) It worked great other than needing to constantly be connected to a power source.

This week I hope to get the .so module compiled and try the iPod. I'll still have to carry a powerbrick with me but only for recharging. It would have been very nice to have access to my hard drive on the airplane.

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padishah_emperor   Ratoc CFU1 USB Host   Apr 9 2004, 03:36 PM
vishnja   I have this nice card, but until now I tried only ...   Apr 9 2004, 04:04 PM
padishah_emperor   You actually have a hard disk connected??   Apr 9 2004, 04:17 PM
vishnja   QUOTEYou actually have a hard disk connected?? Ye...   Apr 9 2004, 04:22 PM
padishah_emperor   Does anyone else know if there the other items I m...   Apr 10 2004, 10:19 AM
mspencer   Now that my C700 is back from Japan and working ag...   May 28 2004, 06:46 PM
padishah_emperor   mmh, the hard disk speed is a bit of a disappointm...   May 28 2004, 11:41 PM
tz   You need a special version of the keyboard driver ...   May 30 2004, 09:17 AM
maslovsky   The hard driver speed is in the first place limite...   Jun 3 2004, 07:46 AM
plarusa   And how is this "special" keyboard drive...   Jun 22 2004, 04:28 PM
mspencer   Hmm...sorry I didn't see this reply sooner, bu...   Jul 2 2004, 07:38 PM
maslovsky   QUOTEAnd how is this "special" keyboard ...   Jul 6 2004, 11:00 PM
papercrane   QUOTE(mspencer @ May 28 2004, 06:46 PM)... (T...   Oct 18 2004, 06:33 PM
papercrane   Also, do you know of a battery which could drive a...   Oct 18 2004, 06:35 PM
mspencer   That's two parts mentioned. One: http://www....   Oct 18 2004, 07:02 PM
papercrane   I found a bettery which I think will work. Do you ...   Oct 19 2004, 10:18 AM
papercrane   I found one.   Oct 20 2004, 01:54 PM
mspencer   Digikey? I don't know if they make off-the-sh...   Oct 20 2004, 03:43 PM
khafra   I'm planning on stealing your idea there, Mich...   Oct 26 2004, 01:03 AM
akpoff   I built something like this back when I lugged a T...   Oct 26 2004, 04:50 AM

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