[NTLK] Linear Flash Card Questions

William Maloney william.maloney.09 at cnu.edu
Mon Sep 3 07:02:36 EDT 2012

Are these ATA Flash cards essentially an IBM MicroDrive?

Already used one of those. Tons of space but SLOW. The smaller 256MB
CF card is way better but it keeps having hiccups and makes typing a
bit annoying. Kills the responsiveness.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 8:59 PM, Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:
> I think you are referring to linear flash not ATA FLASH which is what
> William asked about as I have never seen a 4GB linear flash card.  Only
> 32MB or perhaps 64MB. :)
> It is true that there isn't a speed difference between sizes of Linear
> flash cards (although the larger the card the more heap they take...it
> does not actually slow down the newt).
> ATA FLASH on the other hand is totally different and is much slower,
> especially with the larger cards.  If I recall correctly you want to get
> the smallest ATA flash card you can and definitely stay away from the
> gigabyte sizes.  While they do work, they are very very slow.  I recall
> someone on the list using a large microdrive flash card and it took all
> day to load a few MP3 songs on it.
> -Dan
> On 8/29/2012 6:13 PM, Bob Carls Dudney wrote:
>> I've not noticed any significant differences in performance whether
>> using 2, 4 or up to 32 MB cards.
>> BCD
>> On 29/08/12, William Maloney wrote:
>> |
>>> Can anyone vouch for a good CF card size to use on an MP2000 that will
>>> not freeze things down too much? Its far better than what I had before
>>> (4GB) but Newton "thinks" too much when doing basic tasks like word
>>> processing.
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