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Old 11-28-2006, 02:21 PM   #1
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There is a major disconnect between the published specs of 64 MB internal memory and the 91.9 MB of internal memory that my Reader came with. Also I think I read where bookmarks did not work properly in the memory expansion slot and yet mine does. Collections still does not work in the memory expansion slot.

OK, I picked up my Reader from Boarders in early November and the firmware is Version 1.0.00.21081. (This is found on the top line of Settings | About.)

I wonder if there are multiple versions of the firmware out there.
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:29 PM   #2
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Mine's about 2 weeks old and is the same firmware version as yours.
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The total size of installed flash memory is 128MB. The size of the user's data partition is 91.875MB.
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:39 PM   #4
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My firmware is Version 1.0.00.21081 too, and I have a pretty low serial number (0000129), I'd think if there were more than one version, it would be different from the later ones.

The bookmarks work fine on SD/Memory Stick. For MMC cards (which aren't officially supported), they work as long as you don't remove the card from the Reader -- if you do, they wipe. Don't know why.

We're hoping that collections on cards will be in a firmware update.


@igorsk: thanks for a hard number on the memory.
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Old 11-28-2006, 02:42 PM   #5
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The internal store of 91.9MB is likely to be shared, the 30 something MB is probably used by the OS.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:08 PM   #6
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OK, I picked up my Reader from Boarders in early November and the firmware is Version 1.0.00.21081. (This is found on the top line of Settings | About.)
Ditto.
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:11 PM   #7
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I don't know if we'll find a different firmware version, they tried earlier , but they were all the same then.
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Speaking of... don't you think it's about time that Sony techs release an upgrade? The wishlist keeps growing!
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The internal store of 91.9MB is likely to be shared, the 30 something MB is probably used by the OS.
Nope, that's the space only for the books (and the database). The OS is stored in other flash partitions.
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Nope, that's the space only for the books (and the database). The OS is stored in other flash partitions.
I can also tell you that what Sony told us in San Diego for user available space confirms the amounts given by igorsk.
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While I have not lost any bookmarks. The Continue reading always disappears when I change memory sticks..
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That actually makes sense -- it probably doesn't store the current position on the card, but just holds it in 'ram.'
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