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Microdrive compatible?

I am thinking about buying the Axim X5, the web page state it has a Compact Flash Type II slot, but it doesn't say if it is compatible with the IBM microdrive. Is there any information on this?

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Re: Microdrive compatible?

The microdrive is compatable with anything that supports reading compact flash memory cards, because there is a common method of communication between flash and hard drives that use pcmcia or CF slots.

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