HP 200LX

From: Ethan Dicks <dickset_at_amanda.spole.gov>
Date: Fri Mar 26 02:49:57 2004

On Fri, Mar 26, 2004 at 07:11:19AM +0100, Alexander Schreiber wrote:
> The HP200LX can, however, use PCMCIA flashcards with an IDE block device
> interface. Those exist, but they tend to come in small sizes and only
> used.

A couple years ago, I picked up a small stack of 4MB and 20MB CF cards
for a few $$$ each. I use the 4MB cards as "floppy replacements" with
IDE adapter frames for router-like boxes, but the principle is the

> If you want a lot of storage for the little fellow for a good
> price, use CompactFlash cards. Yes, the HP200LX can use those ones
> perfectly, all you need is a CompactFlash-to-PCMCIA adapter, which is
> rather cheap since it is just a handfull of sheet metal, plastic and
> wires, no electronics.

I have found new CF adapters for as little as $6 w/shipping. It's
also possible to find 4MB PCMCIA Flash cards, but probably not as
cheaply as a larger CF card + adapter, just because they are less

I've been using these with everything from Intel Linux boxes to
cameras to my SBC6120. CF cards are fun to play with.


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