[ILUG] Mini USB Drives
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Thu Sep 27 11:09:35 IST 2001
Compact Flash memory emulates an ATA disk. Combined with a USB
Reader/Writer which works in Linux  and/or a PCMCIA adapter this
provides an excellent and relatively cheap mobile storage medium.
I was unable (as of a month or two ago) to find a USB SmartMedia
reader/writer which will work under linux.
 SanDisk have one, detailed at
http://www.sandisk.com/consumer/im.asp The serial number of the one
which works under linux begins with SDDR-31
Due to time constraints I haven't had time to check it out under
linux, but it supposedly works perfectly with the usb-storage driver.
Also see http://www.qbik.ch/usb/devices/showdv.php3?id=198 for peoples
experiences with it (linked from www.linux-usb.org)
 FWIW, I found a European supplier InternetCamerasDirect
It's likely that others are supplying this too - this is just where I
hope this helps someone.
On Thu, Sep 27, 2001 at 12:07:58AM +0100, Ronny B wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 06:38:31PM +0100, Niall O Broin wrote:
> > I just got some spam about these - little plastic things which fit on your
> > keyring and have up to 512MB of flash. They sound like a cute idea - have
> I have read about people getting storage devices working with some
> default USB storage drivers in the kernel; I think the article was
> either on LinuxToday.com or 32bitsonline.com.
> If they do work, I'd sell my internal zip and get one :)
> (Provided I have a job and can afford it ;)
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