Re: [NTLK] Slowing Newt 2x00 = aging flashcard?

From: Woody Smith <>
Date: Fri Apr 24 2009 - 09:55:28 EDT

I tend to agree with Sonny. And add that reduced heap can also be a

The best solution would be to backup and restore each of your memory
devices as well as freeze or delete unnecessary packages.

Your Newton always stores data where you tell it to whether you
remember or not. So you may have data for each of your favorite apps
stored in three or more places (Removed Cards)
Notes, Dates and Names allow the selection of always storing
internally, I always use this, which overrides the tic box on storage
Look at your Storage Folder in Extras to see where you have
information stored and to see if you have large caches from browsers
Carefully consolidate data for each app and delete old stuff.

Once everything looks good and you can confidently backup (use Card
and computer if possible). If computer is not possible then you will
need to use cards to move your data (Remember that stored data does
not show up as packages, you must look for it in Storage)

Good luck

On Apr 24, 2009, at 7:20 AM, Brett Feinblatt wrote:

> Got a question for those in the know.
> I've got an upgraded N2000 with a 30 meg flashcard. Got it in 2001.
> In the last year or so, I've noticed that everything seems to be
> slowing down. At first, I thought it was just that I had a lot of
> entries in PocketMoney, but even after summing up the last couple
> years, it still pops up the Newton lightbulb for like five seconds
> while saving/adding/changing info. And it isn't just PocketMoney; now
> NotePad, NewtonWorks and so forth seem to be slowing.
> I use the flashcard as primary storage, given its greater capacity. I
> know that these cards have a limited lifespan, though, and I suspect
> my card may be approaching a limit. Is there any source of newer/
> lesser used cards, or maybe a flashcard-style adapter you can use
> with smaller, more recent storage cards?
> Thanks
> --
> Support bacteria--it's the only culture some people have.

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