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Old 07 November 2009, 14:28   #1
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Pcmcia tough question

Hello guys

I have a pcmcia memory card 4 mb i used to use on my miggy 600 as ram.

It looks axactly as the one here :

http://cgi.ebay.it/2-MB-SRAM-Karte-P...item3ef9f13d15

Except of course its 4mb

Since i got an A 1200 now i m not using it anymore.

So what i was wondering is : could it be used as cf ?
To transfer adf files or other files i mean.
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Old 07 November 2009, 14:57   #2
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You can use it as a disk, use Prepcard to change it from ram to storage.
But that would probably be a waste anyway because it's so small.

(And i'm not sure if you can use other filsystems for it, than FFS).
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Old 07 November 2009, 15:00   #3
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If you sold it you could easily buy a 16GB CF card plus PCMCIA CF adapter.
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Old 07 November 2009, 15:04   #4
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You can use it as a disk, use Prepcard to change it from ram to storage.
But that would probably be a waste anyway because it's so small.

(And i'm not sure if you can use other filsystems for it, than FFS).

The problem is there . I mean i Have tried to use Prepcard

But it says it can do nothing cos it already in use as system ram

I also tought maybe i could format it with a lappy pcmcia slot but damn it my lappy has expresscard instead grrrrrrrrrr
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Old 07 November 2009, 15:06   #5
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If you sold it you could easily buy a 16GB CF card plus PCMCIA CF adapter.

Yeah i know but i already have it handy

plus it has a battery so it wont lose data once removed or swapped :P
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Old 07 November 2009, 16:18   #6
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Fine short term but sell it and get a better solution.
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Old 07 November 2009, 17:52   #7
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my cf card dose that and it don`t need a battery, so no need to worry if battery is flat
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Those PCMCIA 4Mb RAM does not come cheap.

You can sell it for something like £50 (yes, it cost this much!).

Then grab a real expansion memory for your Amiga or a suitable PCMCIA multi-flash memory card reader (~£8 in Ebay stores) and a flash memory of your choice (and suitable for your notebook), like a SD, Compact Falsh or xD cards.
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But it says it can do nothing cos it already in use as system ram
remove it, start the system without it inserted, run prepcard tool and then insert it
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