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> SL-5500 Memory Limits?, What are the limits on SD/CF memory
John Smith TIF
post Nov 2 2004, 05:07 AM
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This is a bit of a Newbie question, so apologies if I should have posted it elsewhere.

I've just bought a second-hand SL-5500 with a 64MB SD card and a 32MB CF card.

I would like to expand the system memory/storage considerably but I'm not sure what limits there are on the size of SD/CF memory I can use. I don't want to spend lots of money on cards if (a) the Z can't use them at all or (cool.gif the Z can only address a small part of them.

I contacted Sharp Service and was told that the limits are 128 and 192 for SD RAM and CF RAM respectively. I presume that these figures are in MB and only apply to memory (RAM/ROM) rather than storage (disk) devices.
However, this doesn't seem to stack-up with various comments I've read on the ZUG mailing lists and other places, which seem to indicate that people are using up to 1GB SD card and 512MB/1GB CF cards and also using up to 4GB CF microdrives. unsure.gif

Is there a FAQ somewhere which details what the limits are (if any) and what devices do/don't work with the Z?

Many thanks in advance,

John (slightly confused but fascinated with the idea of Linux of a handheld!)
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post Oct 25 2008, 06:29 AM
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largest ive tried is 1gb and had no trouble with that
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post Oct 25 2008, 08:36 AM
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QUOTE(telemetric_au @ Oct 25 2008, 06:29 AM) *
largest ive tried is 1gb and had no trouble with that

Thanks for the response. 1 GB CF cards are difficult to find nowadays, I think. I would hope to know how well the SL-5600 handles 4, 8, 16 GB CF cards though.
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John Smith TIF   SL-5500 Memory Limits?   Nov 2 2004, 05:07 AM
Mitch   I've got a 5500 and have a 512mb CF card, whic...   Nov 2 2004, 06:16 AM
tumnus   You cannot physically expand the RAM in the 5500. ...   Nov 2 2004, 07:04 AM
John Smith TIF   Thanks for the help Mitch and Tumnus. I don't...   Nov 2 2004, 03:07 PM
Shdwdrgn   I believe the confusing numbers that Sharp reporte...   Nov 3 2004, 03:17 PM
John Smith TIF   Thanks for the explanation shdwdrgn (ShadowDragon?...   Nov 4 2004, 01:52 AM
Shdwdrgn   Actually the spec for the CF slot really did say 1...   Nov 4 2004, 02:14 PM
OttoAcuna   Hello!! from a Newbie from the Tropics. I...   Dec 5 2004, 09:39 PM
John Smith TIF   Hi Otto, I haven't used a microdrive myself (...   Dec 6 2004, 02:58 AM
kybKenny   Hi I used a 2GB Hitachi Microdrive with my SL-55...   Aug 1 2005, 07:48 AM
dlichterman   Ive got a 1 gig SD card and a CF Ambicom Wifi card   Sep 25 2005, 12:24 PM
nick88   Has anyone tried a 2GB SD card? I'm thinking ...   Mar 31 2006, 09:54 AM
telemetric_au   i believe i recall reading in other threads that t...   Apr 4 2006, 06:52 PM
nick88   Well, I got two SD cards: 1 1GB and 1 2GB cards. ...   Apr 6 2006, 05:43 AM
Sharpspark   I have a SL-5500 with stock rom and I've been ...   Aug 3 2006, 05:20 AM
telemetric_au   http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=wiki/SDCompatList ...   Apr 17 2007, 11:39 PM
jocasmi   And so, what's about?   Jun 29 2007, 05:46 PM
telemetric_au   the 2gb sd kingston didnt work, not that ive had a...   Jun 30 2007, 07:11 PM
chrisl   QUOTE(telemetric_au @ Jun 30 2007, 09:11 PM)t...   Jun 30 2007, 08:42 PM
telemetric_au   QUOTE(chrisl @ Jul 1 2007, 03:42 PM)QUOTE(tel...   Jul 2 2007, 03:06 PM
chrisl   QUOTE(telemetric_au @ Jul 2 2007, 05:06 PM)QU...   Jul 2 2007, 04:59 PM
telemetric_au   It Works !!, thanks a bunch !! ...   Jul 2 2007, 09:39 PM
jackschmidt   I want to dig this thread back up because I have a...   Oct 25 2008, 04:39 AM
telemetric_au   largest ive tried is 1gb and had no trouble with t...   Oct 25 2008, 06:29 AM
jackschmidt   QUOTE(telemetric_au @ Oct 25 2008, 06:29 ...   Oct 25 2008, 08:36 AM

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