Re: [NTLK] Seeking 1 or 2MB Newton memory cards

From: Dan <>
Date: Fri Jul 21 2006 - 14:52:23 EDT

On 7/21/2006 12:27 PM, Jon Glass wrote:
> On 7/21/06, Chris Browder <> wrote:
>> So, I'm seeking any 1 or 2MB memory cards
>> anyone would like to part with. I'd love to get the Apple-branded red/black
>> Newton cards, and honestly I think 1MB would suffice for what I intend to
>> back up (given NewtonWorks - which I don't think I'll be using very often -
>> is in the ROM, I'm just backing up my notes file, NIE and the printer
>> driver... the essentials, you know).
> Unfortunately (and please, somebody, correct me if I'm wrong) but I
> think that your initial backup onto the card has to be a full backup.
> You can skip packages, I believe, but I don't think you can skip any
> data. (unfortunately, I cannot confirm this because all my cards
> already have backups on them, and I'm not willing to erase them to
> test to see if my theory is correct) If that's true, it may be
> possible that a 1 mb card won't suit you. I don't know how much
> internal memory the eMate has, but you probably want a card at least
> with enough to hold whatever is on your internal. So, you will want to
> check that before you try a 1mb card. I have 4 meg cards I use just
> for backups for my 2100, and they are full...
Actually you CAN backup just one soup (notes, dates, etc) with a card.
It is NCU that you are thinking of that requires a full backup the first
time (and shouldn't be trusted with incremental backups anyway).

The emate is somewhat fussy as to what cards will work in it. So make
sure you check and make sure that card will work in your emate. Of
course all apple cards will but they are somewhat hard to come by in
comparison to other cards. Another option would be to use Paul's ATA
driver and get a standard ATA card with a lot more room. The downside
is it tends to be a little slower. You can get a list of cards that
have been proven to work with the driver and test out the driver with a
4mb partition.


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