Can I use Standard 4G or 8G SD or Cf cards in a Dell Axim X5?
The Dell Axim X5 PDA was built when SD and CD cards had a capacity of 2G. There are now Standard SD and CD cards of 4G, 8G and larger. Will my Dell Axim X5 work with any of these higher capacity cards?
Re: Can I use Standard 4G or 8G SD or Cf cards in a Dell...
I can use a standard 2GB but I would advise just trying it. Flash memory is so cheap now it might cost you like $10 to get a 4GB and try it out. If it works, great, if not, you are out about $10 unless you have another device you can use it in.
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The reason CF COULD be faster is that it is a parallel connection (16bit IIRC) while SD/MMC is serial in nature. Now, assuming the INTERFACE were the limiting factor in the speed this could become significant. Unfortunately the interface is NOT the limit (in most cases), the limit is the actual fetching of data from the memory itself. Being Flash it is nowhere near as fast as some of the other types of memory we are used to. It is especially slow when being written to. Newer cards out there are faster then older ones, but in the end I doubt you would notice much if any difference between the speed of a CF versus an SD/MMC card
Since a SD memory card is about the same size [width and thickness] as a Memory Stick, I doubt there will ever be an adapter available between these two formats. There just isn't any room unless they came up with a very large adapter which would stick out and be unwieldly.
You can get Compact Flash adapters (which are much larger) from a company called Pretec for about US$59.00, plus I'm sure there are others. I use a full sized PC Card adapter on my laptop to convert between the SD Memory card for my Axim X5 and the SmartMedia card for my digital camera and MP3 player.
just a guse but the batery looks to have enouth mA to run a CF 802.11b card and an sd blue touth card
i think if you will be connected to a network or a wifi connection i would invest the money in the 3400MAH insted of the 1440MAH.