Will the Microdrive work with the Zoomer or OmniGo via a PC Card adapter?
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I have an IBM 340Mb Microdrive which I use in the dedicated compact
flash card slot of my Psion 7. I also have an Omnigo 100 which I use
quite successfully with compact flash cards of various sizes in the
PCMCIA card slot of the Omnigo via a Type 1 adapter card. However, if
you try to fit the Microdrive in the PCMCIA adapter card it won't go
because it is physically too thick. Basically the screws and cover on
the Microdrive casing foul the 'sleeve' casing of the adapter card.
I know a lot of the documentation says that the Omnigo 100 won't work
with compact flash cards (but strangely the 120 is supposed to), but
I've never had any problems whatsoever; I didn't even need to format
the flash cards on the omnigo - just put them in and they worked. So
far I've used an 8Mb Nikon CF right up to a 96Mb SanDisk CF, although
I tend to stick with the lower capacity cards as they are, in the
main, faster and GEOS stuff doesn't exactly needs loads of Mb anyway.
Battery life doesn't appear to be too much affected either.
Perhaps you could use a CF card instead ?
Will the Microdrive work with the Zoomer or OmniGo via a PC Card
The main problem is that the first 3.3V flash cards _needed_ 3.3V (theQuote:> I know a lot of the documentation says that the Omnigo 100 won't work
> with compact flash cards (but strangely the 120 is supposed to), but
> I've never had any problems whatsoever;
CF cards do not need power if they aren't accessed and only minimumQuote:> Battery life doesn't appear to be too much affected either.
Take a class. Read a book. Don't expect computers to be simple, because
they are not.
Does anyone have experience with using the
IBM microdrive with vxworks?
I would like to know what the experience was
like and if there is any software available for it.