Re: [NTLK] Dead CF Card

From: John Broughton <>
Date: Thu Dec 11 2008 - 02:14:20 EST

It's not just the file format or formatting utility that the Newton uses on a Linear Flash card that makes that card unreadable in a PC or Mac. It's that neither a Mac or PC have the physical capability to read a linear flash card period. You can use a normal Compact Flash card in a Newton thanks to the good offices of a very talented programmer, and those same Compact Flash cards can be read, with an adapter, on a PC or Mac, but a Compact Flash is a lot different from a Linear Flash card. Once the Newton stores information on a Compact Flash card, neither a Mac or PC will be able to read that information. Hope this helps.



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Received on Thu Dec 11 02:14:21 2008

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