[NTLK] Newton Compact Flash - Battery Life, Alternative storage methods?

Smith Woody woodysmith at me.com
Wed Jul 4 12:16:08 EDT 2012

Aside from your expressed concerns, I don't think the newton is really  
able to manage that much data.  Each Pkg installed unless frozen uses  
up a bit of Heap or system ram, so there is a limit to how much data  
you can realistically store.
If you use both eMate and 2100 you may wish to stick with AMD series D  
or Pretek 5v cards.  on the high end AMDs are on eBay up to 24mg and  
Preteks up to 32mg.  These cards are expensive but will work in either.
If you are using 2100 or 1x0 only Franks 20 mg cards are nice.

I have not had a satisfying experience with ATA cards, they become  
corrupted too easily for my taste.  And as you mentioned use too much  


On Jul 4, 2012, at 8:29 AM, William Maloney wrote:

> Hey, running a SanDisk Ultra CompactFlash card running at 30MB/s and  
> with a
> total storage of 4GB. I bought this for $20 at Best Buy as an  
> alternative
> to my IBM MicroDrive with Guyot's ATA Driver. Unfortunately, the CF  
> card is
> almost as slow as the MicroDrive and takes up nearly as much  
> battery. Is
> there a way to reduce the amount of power this thing eats up? I  
> don't think
> the adapter plays much role, but it is also a stock "PC Card adapter  
> for
> IBM MicroDrives". Also, does anyone know of any other storage  
> methods that
> are efficient and quick to use? Standard flash cards are just too  
> small and
> like to be able to use one card if possible.

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