[Coco] ANNOUNCE: Cloud-9 Website Update
steve at batsonphotography.com
Thu Aug 25 17:10:35 EDT 2011
Several Consumer and Pro Digital SLR Cameras use them because they are big
enough to hold them, and because of their reliability. As the move forward,
much of it may be due to backward compatiblity I suspect. Still, on could
snap an SD card in half if not careful, that ain't happening with a CF card
From: "Allen Huffman" <alsplace at pobox.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 1:29 PM
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Subject: Re: [Coco] ANNOUNCE: Cloud-9 Website Update
On Aug 25, 2011, at 3:15 PM, Frank Pittel wrote:
> As I understand it CF cards are or can be faster then SD cards. Which for
an application like
> primary storage for the Coco is a potential advantage. I have fat fingers
and the physically
> bigger CF cards are easier for me to handle.
Yes, but clearly a format that is on its way out -- can you name any
consumer item that uses CF? I have never owned anything that uses CF other
than my SuperIDE. None of my memory card readers (or even my multi printer)
read CFs (my old printer form several years ago had a CF slot).
That's all I'm saying. We tend to back dying technologies -- like
supporting XT keyboards when AT became standard, then finally getting AT
when USB takes over, etc.
I'd love to see something like a game ROM pak that had two SD slots, so I
could easily back up cards and such.
However, my future is probably going to be "good enough" using Drivewire
and one of the mini sub-$100 embedded lInux machines with an SD slot.
Pretty slick when I finally get around to hooking up mine and trying it out
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