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lgurevich
post Dec 27 2004, 08:49 AM
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http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/s.nl/sc.2.../it.A/id.591/.f vs. http://www.mydigitaldiscount.com/s.nl/sc.2.../it.A/id.197/.f
Would the first one work with Z?
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Craigweb
post Dec 31 2004, 11:51 AM
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I think it would.Both Microdrives though will shorten battery life and they are a bit hard to get out.
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post Jan 2 2005, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE(Craigweb @ Dec 31 2004, 02:51 PM)
I think it would.Both Microdrives though will shorten battery life and they are a bit hard to get out.



Making a tab out of packing tape is very easy and last a long time, just don't cover the vent hole....check my previous posts for how to do this.

As for if it will work, it ALL depends on the SERIAL number. Someone posted a list of working serial numbers once, but I cannot find it now...

Anyone remember where that post was?
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gdog
post Jan 13 2005, 04:57 PM
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I'm using a 4GB Hitachi Microdrive and love it. And I too created a tab out of tape, leaving just enough sticking out to be able to tuck it in beside the SD card. Comes out very easily, and I have not noticed any appreciable drain on the battery.

luck,
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Merardon
post Jan 14 2005, 10:42 AM
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Does anyone know if a 4GB Hitachi microdrive ripped out of an Apple iPod Mini works? I got one on eBay, because it was such a good deal. ($91 US) The serial number is HMS360404D5CF00, but I've read that the card is different from the model with that serial number. Hitachi claims that it'll damage anything you put it in except the iPod mini, so I'd like to check before I pay for it.
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post Jan 14 2005, 02:12 PM
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QUOTE(Merardon @ Jan 14 2005, 01:42 PM)
Does anyone know if a 4GB Hitachi microdrive ripped out of an Apple iPod Mini works?

Won't work. It won't damage anything, but the Zaurus won't be able to use it. iPod mini microdrives are (for the most part) only usable in iPod minis.
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post Jan 14 2005, 02:52 PM
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Thanks for the information. They really should give it a different model number.
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post Jan 15 2005, 01:00 PM
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Amusingly enough, I have a device that I could probably use the 'unusable' drives in. What they do when they modify them is remove the profile that lets them act like a memory card - they're left in "IDE" only mode. You could probably hook them up to a IDE controller and use them that way. Most portable devices that try and use the card can only use the memory card profile, so *poof* - 95% of the portable market that uses CF cards can no longer rip them out of the Mini/Creative Labs/Whatever mp3 players.

I've got a Fujitsu Stylistic 1000 - a tablet with a 486-100 processor and 16mb ram. It has 2 sets of PCMCIA cardslots - one is a normal PCMCIA Type II/III which you normally see on a laptop, and the other is a PCMCIA Type III which is for IDE only devices. The hard drive for the tablet is a PCMCIA Type III drive (I've got a 340 mb and a 40 mb drive). THe 40mb one is a weird Maxtor drive without a memory card profile, so it only works in the IDE only slot.
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