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Old 06-29-2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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CF Card 32 GB (Transcend) and the Iliad.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with 32 GB cf cards, and transcend in particular. I am looking at buying one for the Iliad (after I of course get an Iliad) and I wouldn't want it to not work or work intermittently. Esp. since the card is about 150 euros. And I wouldn't look at anything lower than 32 GB if that's possible. I browsed the sticky for the cards, and, from what I gather anything higher than 4g will not be listed capacitywise but the contents will show up ok. Am I correct in assuming this? Any of you guys who've ventured into the 32 gb territory with your iliad?

//edit: After reading about the wifi cf bug, I am also looking at a transcend 80x 1gb sd card. Can't find any mmc cards available localy or from the computer warehouse I usually buy stuff at home.

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Old 06-29-2008, 12:02 PM   #2
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Transcend CompactFlash 133x 32GB

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Hey Buddy, thanks for the great help! With 32GB of space I will probably be reading from now to eternity too! Lol!
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:43 PM   #4
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I was wondering if anyone has any experience with 32 GB cf cards, and transcend in particular. I am looking at buying one for the Iliad (after I of course get an Iliad) and I wouldn't want it to not work or work intermittently. Esp. since the card is about 150 euros.
You might also consider the RiData 233X 32GB card. I got one from NewEgg for $140 USD. I'm using it in my Motion Computing LE1700 Tablet PC as its SSD and performance is excellent even with Vista (I bought a 1.8" ZIF card and replaced the 1.8" HDD).

If you're really planning on using that large a card with the iLiad I would highly recommend purchasing a USB adaptor that can handle a 32GB card for doing transfers/backups. The iLiad's USB access is miserably slow at around 150KBps which would take 64 hours to move 32GB.

Also you should be aware that the CF slot on the iLiad maxs out at 14X. So 133X/233X cards won't deliver any extra speed when used with the iLiad. But you'll notice the difference when plugged into the USB adaptor!
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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Hey Scotty, many thanks for the elaborate reply. You pretty much nailed most of my queries about iliad and cards.

Thanks for the heads up too with respect to the ceiling on speed imposed by iliad. I already have a usb reader so it will come handy to do the bulk of the transfers. I was thinking of filling both slots for cf and mmc to avoid the aforementioned wi fi bug. And use the mmc as the main wifi repository for any rss stuff I get via wifi say, and the cf as the drive, so to speak.

Unfortunately the computer warehouse that I deal with (and where I get the vat as an expense on my company) doesn't have an 266x option at 32gb and I am between the 32gb 133x or the 8gb 266x...Hmm...tough choice...both transcend by the way.

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Unfortunately the computer warehouse that I deal with (and where I get the vat as an expense on my company) doesn't have an 266x option at 32gb and I am between the 32gb 133x or the 8gb 266x...Hmm...tough choice...both transcend by the way.
That's a rock and a hard place alright, especially at 150 EUR. You'll really appreciate the extra speed in USB mode for moving the data on/off the card. A 233X card is basically hard disk speed and makes a nice SSD with the right adaptor for a laptop. So if the novelty of having 32GB on an iLiad wore off you could soup up a laptop with it.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:48 PM   #7
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Exactly. I usually want to err on the safe side and hence the preference for the larger gb card. But I do have quite a lot of pdfs too, esp. reference ones. that with the 8 gb one I d be on the tight side, and I d have to leave a lot of material out.
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Exactly. I usually want to err on the safe side and hence the preference for the larger gb card. But I do have quite a lot of pdfs too, esp. reference ones. that with the 8 gb one I d be on the tight side, and I d have to leave a lot of material out.
Wow tight in 8GB eh? Sounds like quite a collection!

Another piece of advice? If those reference PDF's are technical and using several fancy fonts per page. You might want to have someone with an iLiad check one for you before you spend a pile of $$$.

Some others have wound up disillusioned with the ability of the iLiad at displaying their technical PDF's. It could spend 45 seconds or more rendering just one page or it could just plain crash trying to render certain pages.

The iLiad has a limited amount of RAM and thus a limited amount of memory to cache font bitmaps in. If the page used 4 or 5 fonts, especially embedded fonts, the rendering performance per page could get lengthy. Or if there wasn't enough RAM the PDFViewer would just crash the iLiad.
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Not all of the 8 Gb of course are in the public domain, ahem, but what can you do...

Those are some very important pointers Scot, thanks. I 'll bear them in mind. I was waiting up, as I am sure a lot of people here are, for the 9.something screen reader that is possibly coming out in September, but thought about it again and decided I would go for the Iliad with whatever limitations it has, screen or otherwise, just to have some first hand experience with the technology with both the good and the bad involved. And for the other readers' screen size seems way, way too small, hence the iliad.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:26 PM   #10
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hi

i just found this price offers on TRANSCEND Memory Card

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417158

is this the same card you guys are talking about ?

thanks
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:53 PM   #11
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:41 PM   #12
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thnks looks like i am getting a new 32 g CF card next
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