[maemo-users] Itouch v N8x0

From: kenneth marken kemarken at broadpark.no
Date: Tue Dec 23 21:01:33 EET 2008
Mark wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 1:13 PM, Matt Emson <memsom at interalpha.co.uk> wrote:
>>> I know that my N800 can't power
>>> USB memory drives,
>> Works for me. Maybe it's size related? I've mounted unpowered USB keys (Americans would say "thumb drive"  I'm guessing) up to 2Gb. The only brand I remember ottomh is PNY, which would have been 1Gb. I used a 64Gb one to stream video once (choppy as hell, but it sort of worked..)
>> M
> Actually, after some rather frustrating issues with mangled USB keys,
> I started using USB key-sized card readers with microSD and SD cards.
> That way if the reader breaks all I have to do is put the memory card
> in another reader and go. No more losing important data because of a
> broken connector. One of my microSD readers even went through the wash
> with the card inserted and worked just fine afterward. All that is to
> say that I'm actually attempting to use a card reader, not a USB key,
> so that's probably the issue.
makes quite a bit of sense that. thats why im somewhat reluctant to 
replace dvd-r media or similar with external hardrives.

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