Re: [NTLK] pcmcia ata HDrives

From: Laurent Daudelin (
Date: Sat Mar 16 2002 - 15:02:14 EST

on 16/03/02 07:55, Marco Ippoliti at wrote:

> Has anybody tried to use one of those pcmcia ata harddrives (e.g.
> Kingston DataPak Type II PC Card Hard Drives) on a Newton with ATA
> Support drive?
> It looks exciting to have 2 or 5 GB of space available.
> What has been the result?
> How is it seen and handled by the OS?
> Can we store data only or packages as well?
> How to load packages in memory?

I think that someone tried the IBM 1 GB MicroDrive but it would fail with
the Newton because it's not fast enough...


Laurent Daudelin            <>
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