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Subject: Re: Ondio

Re: Ondio

From: [IDC]Dragon <>
Date: Sat, 21 May 2005 08:38:46 +0200 (MEST)

Hello Rocker,

since I consider Canada part of the civilized world, you should easily be
able to get an MMC. Jens (amiconn) even has a 2 GB card for his Ondio.

The 1 GB cards go for about 65 Euro here (few exceptions as low as 50). 65
EUR would exchange to about 100 CAD.

The transfer speed is highly limited by the card, especially when writing.
My 1GB takes about 20 minutes to completely fill, iirc. The max. physical
speed of the MMC interface is 25 MBit/s, which is above the 12 Mbit/s of
USB1.1. So it makes some sense to buy a USB2.0 reader (should be dirt cheap
anyway). Whether you really can achieve such rates is another story. There
are quite some differences with cards and readers, but I'm afraid it's hard
to control what you get.

Alternatively, you may consider looking for an SD card, but it has to be
"slimline", 1.4 mm thick. The standard ones are thicker and won't fit into
the Ondio slot. Perhaps SD cards are faster, externally.

You can always use the Ondio itself for an USB1.1 MMC/SD reader. It's not
strictly required to have an external one.


> Now that I am really broke, I need some help finding a great deal on a MMC
> card. 1 gig real cheap would be nice. Any ideas of a source that will
> sell to Canada??
> In addition, I have checked out good old EBay where I have seen some USB
> 2.0 MMC card readers. Does that mean that I could transfer music to the
> via USB 2.0 _at_ 480 kbs and then plug it into the Ondio? Or, is the
> transfer rate determined by the card itself thus making it redundant to
> the USB 2.0 MMC card reader??

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