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#1 rockdoc2010 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:52 AM

so i got my SIDE2 from lotharek in the mail but i am unaware as to the appropriate size or type of CF or CF drive to use.

I hear tell some persons are using dual cf adapters, microdrives, etc..etc..

 

Can someone inform me as to what to do? what to buy, limits and expectations?

 

thank douglas



#2 rockdoc2010 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:00 AM

http://www.amazon.co...pact flash card

 

so i am thinking labels could be printed,  games, programming, art, etc..

 

does the side2 even have a folder option?  or is this going to be just a massive amount of atr's?

 

Douglas



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Posted Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:14 AM

The SIDE loader handles folders and enormous FAT32 partitions, so just buy a 4GB Sandisk Ultra card and make folders for everything you want to use. I suspect a 4GB card will happily accommodate every game yet published for the A8.

#4 Muzz73 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:31 PM

^^^ That's what I read somewhere... the entire software library for the A8 (world wide) is just under 4GB, so you ought to do fine with that.

 

I grabbed some 3GB CF Microdrives off of ebay last year, new, for $8 each and free shipping. I use one with my MyIDE2 (similar to the SIDE) and it runs like a top.



#5 kogden OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 1, 2015 9:27 PM

4GB Sandisk CF card.  Cheap and more than enough space to go nuts.

 

Compatibility can get sketchy with MicroDrives.  Power requirements are a little different.  I'd stick to flash unless you want to experiment. 



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Posted Sun Feb 1, 2015 11:12 PM

 

Compatibility can get sketchy with MicroDrives.  Power requirements are a little different.  I'd stick to flash unless you want to experiment. 

In the other thread, I described my problems with a 6GB Hitachi CF Type II MicroDrive in Incognito.

 

It works with Windows, and is seen by FDISK on the 800, but with very wrong (1.4TB) size.

 

Please let me know if anyone has successfully used a MicroDrive (of any brand or size) with Ingognito.

 

Thanks.







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