Re: [NTLK] ATA Support (was: Connecting my Newton-Questions!)

From: Dan <>
Date: Wed Aug 13 2008 - 20:58:58 EDT

On 8/13/2008 7:42 PM, James Wages wrote:
> Sonny Hung wrote:
>> James your situation with Clarity bonking out so often (IF
>> you did a reset) with the card installed maybe that caused the issue?
> So I know for a fact through this experience that multiple resets (and
> possibly battery removal) zapped that EEPROM to its death. It had nothing
> to do with flash memory write cycles at all. I never had a problem with
> cards in the past, so I never though to eject that card before going through
> this process. Indeed, I never had such a hard lockup in the past where I
> needed to pull the batteries either.
> On a related but separate note...
> I had an offlist conversation with PCBman today, a part of which I'd like to
> post to this list (my comments on top, with PCBman below that):
> Any thoughts on the size vs. compatibility of linear flash for the 2100?
I think 32m is your largest "safe" bet. I have heard of some 64m cards
working but not all.

> Also, PCBman suggested that Notion might act as a good class-attendance
> substitute for Clarity. Has anyone tried that?

Notion is wonderful database system. Very flexible and easy to export
the data off of it. Another possibility is ebase, but only works on
2x00's as it requires Works. Not quite as flexible with its exporting
but certainly is very easy considering there is a desktop version you
can export directly to. If you need something simple and easy and don't
  mind it being on a 2x000 only I would say give ebase a try. If you
want a powerhouse of a database program then go with Notion. Notion
will definitely do it, and I believe it is now public domain.


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