6/19/08

FAQ

Q: What's the largest supported card?
A: I've tested 16GB, and it works, anything larger will too *

Q: Besides this driver what do I need to use big cards
A: On TX and LideDrive - nothing.* On all other devices to use cards 8GB+ you need a FAT32 driver.*

Q: How fast is it?
A: Currently the driver is significantly faster than the stock driver for multi-block writes, but until I release my own FAT32 implementation you're unlikely to see much increase in speed since palm's version of FAT32 rarely uses multi-block writes, for some reason.

*: PalmOS cannot report free or total space of a device over 4GB. This is an architectural and an API limit. I am releasing a hack that would help legacy applications overcome it in at least some way, while at the same time I will release a more modern api and encourage all software developers to use it.

7 comments:

ayvegh said...

If TX and LD are ready to go, why not just release them now, that way all the TX/LD people will stop bothering you, and you will get the funds you need to continue?

Carl said...

Does this mean you can't get 8GB+ on the T|T5? :-(

jayisking said...

how do i get hold of this driver to enable my palm TX to use my 8gb memory card ?? thanks

Robert A said...

Can I use this drives in a CLIE NX70V whith CF Utility drivers that able CF Card Slot? Right now Im using a 1 Gb CF card without problems.

ro said...

Hummm ... ayvegh's question is quite good.

edusr said...

Hummm ... ayvegh's question is quite good. (2)

edusr said...

If works, sell it to us!