OT: HP200LX Mass Storage



#2

Hello All:

From a previous posting, I recently remembered that I had won a 1 MB HP200LX PDA at HHC2009. I've got a CR2032 backup battery in it now and, so far, it works great. I have an old PCMCIA 5-in-1 card reader that fits into the slot on the side and I put a 64 MB SD card in it. In the Setup application, it reports the card battery is okay (as far as I know the card reader has no battery in it.) From the Filer, under options, when I try to format the card, it requests that I want to format A and I say yes, it prompts for a new disk (I am assuming it's in DOS), press enter and it reports Format not supported on drive A:, Format terminated.

I believe the problem is the PCMCIA card I'm using with an SD card is not compatible with the 200LX. I have some Compact Flash memory but that doesn't fit the slot in the side. I have no manuals but I did find one on-line but it doesn't talk much about what kind of memory the 200LX requires that I could find.

So, my questions are, what hardware do I need to have a valid A drive, what is the largest size the 200LX will support, and I would like to be able to move the A drive memory card over to a PC to move files on and off the 200LX as Katie suggested previously so what's the best media type to use? Compact Flash? Using a PC application and a serial cable appears to be a real pain.

Thank you for your suggestions.
Gerry


#3

Hello,

I use a CF Type II to PCMCIA adapter and a 256MB SanDisk CF card (model SDCFB, copyright 2000) in mine. You can find a comprehensive table of compatible cards here:

http://www.hermocom.com/en/knowledgebase/hplx/storagecards

Gerson.


Edited: 6 Oct 2010, 2:53 p.m.

#4

Try running the HP200's fdisk100 command on the card before you do the format.

#5

Gerry,

I think the problem is that you are using a 5 in one pcmcia card adapter. If that adapter was plugged into a standard windows pc, you would have up to 5 additional drives. The HP-200lx doesn't know waht to do with multiple drives the card shows.

My 200lx has always worked with a single card adapter - CF to PCMCIA,and Memory Stick to PCMCIA. Not sure if I've ever seen a SD to PCMCIA adapter. I suggest you get CF to PCMCIA, they work great.

Bill


#6

Oh crap, your probably right Bill, I hadn't thought of that. Gerson's link to hermocom.com was what I needed to find what CF cards are compatible with the 200LX, thanks Gerson. I've purchased some CF memory cards and CF to PC Cards type 1 adapters via that other site. It was pretty cheap. I hope they will arrive before my wife and I go on vacation.

Chris, I had read about fdisk100 this morning but I'll have to research how it works. I'm not sure how it's different from a regular fdisk command. Thanks for the suggestion.

Gerry


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Library#4 Modules mass-update and New Overlays Ángel Martin 0 225 11-09-2013, 05:55 AM
Last Post: 'Angel Martin
  HP200LX Connectivity SW Luiz C. Vieira (Brazil) 6 345 11-07-2012, 04:07 PM
Last Post: Luiz C. Vieira (Brazil)
  HP41 Long term storage Steve Hunt 6 302 09-27-2012, 11:08 PM
Last Post: db (martinez, ca.)
  [hypothetical] adding mass storage functions to a 42S Eric Smith 12 528 08-26-2012, 02:20 PM
Last Post: Eric Smith
  HP50G Max SDcard Storage space?? mr-scorpio 9 432 08-22-2012, 09:57 AM
Last Post: Bart (UK)
  HP-34C Storage Register Arithmetic & Programming Matt Agajanian 14 597 05-08-2012, 11:04 AM
Last Post: Matt Agajanian
  running hp200lx solver on kindle fire william egan 4 267 03-10-2012, 07:25 PM
Last Post: Bill (Smithville, NJ)
  Nerdvana & mass production of FOCAL rom images Geir Isene 11 374 10-10-2011, 04:52 AM
Last Post: Egan Ford
  HP-15c data storage Michel Beaulieu 6 291 09-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Last Post: M. Joury
  HP200LX's Calc under Win7 Mike (Stgt) 22 760 09-26-2011, 11:49 AM
Last Post: Didier Lachieze

Forum Jump: