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Old 10-10-2007, 07:04 PM   #1
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PRS-500 with more than 64MB RAM?

Am I missing something, or is my PRS special? I fit tested more than 64MB on the reader, and everything I have checked works fine.



Any clues, or is this something that has changed?
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Old 10-10-2007, 07:14 PM   #2
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Nope, that's entirely normal. The extra storage is part of the 64MB reserved for the OS. It doesn't need all of it so we get to use it. Nice, isn't it?
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Well, I'm a total noob. That extra bit comes in handy.. I have a bunch of collections that, sadly, will not work on the SD card. Thanks for the help.
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It's normal. The Reader is one of the few devices on the market where you actually get more than advertised . I suspect that Sony originally "reserved" all but 64MB for the o/s, so they advertised 64MB as being the available storage. Since the o/s doesn't currently use all that space, we get the extra 30-odd MB as additional storage space.
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That's one of the things that impressed me about the way they're handling the PRS line — they're not doing the thing where they say "It has X amount of RAM ... but you only get access to a quarter of it." Instead they're quoting a minimum amount of space that they've reserved for user use. Basically committing to not take that section away from you later. I thought from the start that it's a pretty classy move, and I'm glad that they're continuing the practice on the 505.
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