[SPARCbook] SPARCbook and CompactFlash Card
sparcbook at sunhelp.org
Tue Jan 9 21:46:09 CST 2001
How about a 2.5" or 3.5" IDE drive in a PCMCIA hard drive adapter case?
(cost = drive + $75-100 for case)
How about an external SCSI HD? (cost = drive + $50-75 for case)
Rumour has it the powerbook drive supplier will sell the adapter seperately
for $180, couple that with a 20 Gig drive for < $300 and you caan really get
some serious storage (assuming the IDE/SCSI adapter can accept such a large
IBM Micro drives are going to come in 2.5 and 5 gig version in the near
term, and 1 gig drives are under $500 IIRC. (these are CF sized HDs).
That list should get you started - I esp. like the external 2.5" HD of the
PCMCIA slot myself - but then again I decided to get the $400 drive, and
never regretted it!
From: sparcbook-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:sparcbook-admin at sunhelp.org]On
Behalf Of smartin at vanderfleet-martin.net
Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2001 2:27 PM
To: Jan Klingel
Cc: sparcbook at sunhelp.org
Subject: Re: [SPARCbook] SPARCbook and CompactFlash Card
At Tue, 09 Jan 2001 07:51:02 -0500 , Jan Klingel <Jan.Klingel at edag-us.com>
>Last night I found out that CompactFlash cards from digital cameras work
>in my SPARCbook 3GX. You get an adapter for $9.50 (called PCMCIA type II
>adapter), plug everything into the PCMCIA slot and mount the "hard
>mount -F pcfs /dev/dsk/c1d1p0:1 /mnt
>This is for the upper PCMCIA slot. Now you have access to all the great
>pictures from the camera. The PCMCIA driver his hot-plugable and you
>don't need to reboot the notebook.
>Hope this will help somebody.
This is great! Now if I could only find an affordable way to add more
disk space to this machine, i'd have somewhere to dump my pictures while
on vacation. Can anyone suggest a way to expand the disk space to several
Gigs. I am aware of the powerbook ide-scsi thing but $400 seems way
to expensive. I'd be happy with something that was external as long
as it's not too big and awkward. Has anyone figured out a creative
and practical way to do this? Are there any other cheaper sources of
IDE to SCSI adapters?
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