[NTLK] Flash card direct backup?

robinson pereira gaudo1196 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 12:59:16 EST 2010

I think that the challenge is to deveolpe a software to make PC or MAC to
read cards writen by Newton.
I use a SD running with ATA driver. It is very easy to take off the SD from
Newton and put on a SD/USB reader...

2010/2/1 Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com>

> On 2/1/2010 9:53 AM, Brett Feinblatt wrote:
> > Just wondering, I've never seen any mention of it, but for the
> > external flash memory cards - particularly the larger ones - is there
> > by any chance a bit of software for the Classic MacOS that would
> > allow you to just pop the PC memory card into the the slot on an old
> > Powerbook and do a direct backup/wipe/restore from there?
> >
> > I've been using the serial connection, but for whatever reason, the
> > system starts to hang after a little while when I try to backup, and
> > so far I haven't been able to do a full one. I could probably do it
> > piecemeal - back up this bit one time, that part later, etc. until I
> > get it all, but I'm not entirely happy with that plan.
> >
> > The card, incidentally, is fairly large - 24 MB.
> >
> > Thanks
> Nope.  The newton uses its own method of storage on the card and nothing
> else can read it directly.  If you use the right tools you can "clone" a
> exact copy of the card to another card.  But that is it.  You can't do
> direct data manupliation.  And back up this part or restore that part.
> The Newton doesn't use a file system like a Mac or PC.  Therefore all
> the Mac will see is a card in a format it can't understand and ask you
> to format it if you want to use it.
> -Dan
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