[NTLK] Linear Flash Card Questions

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Wed Aug 29 20:59:14 EDT 2012

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.


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.
> 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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