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« on: May 11, 2004, 07:09:58 am »
Cranking up the heat another notch in the already crowded CompactFlash market, Pretec Electronics has introduced the world\'s first solid state CompactFlash memory card with a storage capacity of a whopping 12 GB. The card, which will be available by the second half of 2004, will sell for $9,999 USD. In conjunction with the announcement, Pretec also announced that it would reduce the price of its 6 GB CompactFlash from $7,499 USD to $3,499 USD.

- Jørgen Sundgot, Monday 3rd May 2004, 17:23 GMT, Infosyncworld

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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2004, 07:44:50 am »
That\'s a lot of MP3\'s.
But why bother? How many are they going to sell at that price?

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2004, 07:33:46 pm »
My car cost less than that!  also my first house cost less than that!

for me to buy that card would mean blowing a quarter of my yearly income on a postage stamp sized bit of silicon.

Hell fake tits for the gf would cost far les than that and would buy me much more silicon  

buying 12 1gb cards would save you a fortune.

Somebody must be buying them at that price or they would not be for sale, price versus demand,  in 2 years time you will probably be able to buy one on ebay for 200$. scary isn\'t it!

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2004, 06:09:50 am »
Professional photographers would go for them.... less heat and power consumption than a microdrive...  and they can write it off as a business expense.... the fake tits seems a far worther use of the money!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2004, 08:23:17 am »
Silicon is hard as glass, you probably want to get your gf silicone instead.

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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2004, 08:53:32 am »
I thought they used salt water these days.
Safer if they pop.

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« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2004, 09:59:25 pm »
Has anybody connected a regular ide or sata harddrive directly to a zaurus?  I don\'t really have any ide how it could be done hardware wise ... but I suppose its do-able.

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2004, 09:24:41 am »
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Has anybody connected a regular ide or sata harddrive directly to a zaurus?


A USB enclosure would be the easiest way.  The IDE drive fits inside.

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2004, 08:20:41 am »
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Has anybody connected a regular ide or sata harddrive directly to a zaurus?  I don\'t really have any ide how it could be done hardware wise ... but I suppose its do-able.

Any suggestions?


Yes, I have.
1. Get a CF -] PCMCIA converter.
2. Get a PCMCIA -] IDE adapter.  I used an Apricorn EZ-GIG.
3. Plug an IDE drive in.  I\'ve tried 2: a Toshiba 1Gb which worked fine and an IBM which wouldn\'t spin up.  basically, the Z can only supply 3.3v to its CF slot and most drives need 5v.
I\'m currently working on a way of splicing 5v into the drive connector, with a circuit to switch between the PCMCIA output (for when it\'s plugged into a laptop) and an external socket.
There is just the hassle of finding an enclosure left to deal with...

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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2004, 09:03:35 am »
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I thought they used salt water these days.
Safer if they pop.



Salt water !?!  What a Moron !!!

Everyone knows they use salt water taffy !!!

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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2004, 09:40:30 am »
I\'m English, so I\'ve no idea what \"taffy\" is.

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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2004, 09:58:39 am »
Is the power draw on a 2.5\" laptop hard drive lower than the larger drives?  Maybe one of those would be easier to get working.

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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2004, 03:15:07 pm »
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I\'m English, so I\'ve no idea what \"taffy\" is.


toffy? toffee? toffe?  

http://taffyshop.com/index.html?target=Flavors.html

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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2004, 04:26:31 am »
Then why not call it toffee, americans, say they speak English and the can\'t call things by the proper name! :wink:

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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2004, 10:03:46 am »
I don\'t speak british...

\"the team were late\"

\"I were a strippah\"

I guess the perspective is different depending on which side of the pond you\'re on.

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