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    Storage Capacity

    Hi,

    I'm new to Palm Pilots / Pocket PC's and was wondering what the 'current' maximum storage capacities are for PDA's?

    TIA

    Dave <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Storage Capacity

    Dear Dave,

    I don

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    Re: Storage Capacity

    This number is constantly going up. The Palm OS machines now come with 16 mb as their internal maximums, but there are lots of options for add on storage.

    You have to be careful when comaparing though. For instance the machines with the Microsoft OS tend to have more memory, but often less storage. How can this be? Well the OS itself uses more memory, and the color display takes up a lot.

    Same goes for color Palms. Balance your need for color against your need for memory.

    Visors use their springboard cards for adding memory. the sony models use their memory stick. Palm brand units use a new thumbnail size add on.

    While add on memory may make memory limitations a thing of the past, the cost is still high relative to the cost of the unit.

    One last thing. Palm apps that are not games, are little database apps. Their use of segmented memory and the way that records are stored is much more efficient than PC disk storage. This means that more data fits in less memory. Think of Palm memory as being similar to a zip file in terms of efficiency.

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    Re: Storage Capacity

    Well, the storage ceiling for most current Palms is 8mb due to the limit of the Dragonball processor. The newer PalmOS units, such as the Visor Platinum and Prism have the latest Dragonball VZ which can address up to 32mb of internal RAM, though currently aftermarket vendors who modify units only upgrade to 16mb. In addition to internal memory, a number of units support memory expansion. The TRGpro supports the Compact Flash standard, which means you could put a 1gb Microdrive in it. The Sony Clie can use memory sticks, which I think currently go up to 64mb. Finally the Visor can support a number of standards, including CF, MS, and memory made for the Springboard slot.

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