Rockbox mail archiveSubject: RE: SD Card BUS royalties on a new hardware
RE: SD Card BUS royalties on a new hardware
From: Mark Ganson <mwganson_at_hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 19:18:33 +0000
> Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:44:34 -0400
Just a thought, but if internal storage is an issue for whatever reason, how about 2 external slots? One could be a boot slot holding a smaller, less expensive card containing the rockbox firmware and such and the other, non-bootable slot could be for the larger storage card. The advantage to this would be if the memory chip goes bad the end user can easily change it out himself. Another advantage, of course, would be ease of upgrade for the end user as external memory cards continue to increase in capacity and decrease in price. Thirdly, twice the slots means twice the potential memory capacity.
As to USB, if you elect not to implement it, then at least consider bundling a cheapo USB card reader with the player. You can get them very inexpensively in bulk for less than $2 each, including shipping. The player should be useable right out of the box even for users who do not have card readers on their computers.
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