Originally Posted by Schoenfeld
A key feature of the ACA500 shall be that it's compatible with *any* A500 that's out there, and that includes the units with 2.5A heavy-transformer-type PSU. Most of the laptop harddrives require up to 1A on startup and easily 0.5A in normal operation. A CF card takes an order of magnitude less than that. That's a no-brainer.
Rats. Microdrives are typically rated for run at 500mA at start, 230/280 mA write 13/15 mA standby. Guess a buyer could try it, but there would be no warranties for a Type II card to work?