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    PDA cassio 105 connected to a HD??

    can I connect a hand held cassio 105 to a laptop HD ?? I had this idea , and I think itīs very cool , yo could play a lot of music via HD and control it with the palm device and carry it to the school and then plug it into the car and install a HD into the car and then plug the PDA into the HD and presto!tell me your opinions plz
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    I had a similar idea with the new Diamond Rio 500. It has a USB port and there is a device called the KanguruDISK that is a hard drive that can be interfaced directly via USB, parallel, PCMCIA or a docking station. They are also working on a Firewire interface. The drive is more expensive that regular IDE drives, but the portability factor is really swaying me. I dropped a line to Diamond and asked if this would work, but I have yet to receive any favorable response. The KanguruDISK is at www.interactivemediacorp.com
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    I think it may work in a PDA , better get a pal device han a Rio , the cassiopedia have full stereo sound , it have to work with the
    kangurodisk , the Pda has windows ce an also you can get a special device for casio to get usb , so the usb port I think is for printers speakers etc , so I think the kanguro would work fine , and woulb be very cool to add it in a car , i could play movies,in a little device
    games and mp3

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    I am actually thinking along the same lines, but I am leaning towards using the HP Jornade 430se. It comes with a MP3 player preloaded. I have not yet found a USB devince for a handheld though, will let you know if I do.
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    Does anyone make a usb or scsi CF card device that would plug into it and allow access? That would be the best way to do it as long as WinCE supports the device.

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    I remember seing a website with IDE, SCSI, and other CF Interface card, Ill see if i can find it.

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    Found it:

    http://www.pretec.com/anonymous/Compact%20I/o1.htm



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    I donīt know what convenience is to buy a kangurodisk cos you need a universal serial and a usb connector ,
    kangurodisk 8.0 gig udma $260 dlls + universal serial about 50 dlls + cfusb casio $70 dlls =
    about 400 dlls including shipping , with this y can buy a mainboard , cpu PII 400 mhz and a big HD and then connect it to the PDA ,with the disadvantage that isnīt portable , any opinion??

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    I hate to burst your bubble about the CompactFlash to IDE interface at http://www.pretec.com/anonymous/Compact%20I/o1.htm , but Pretec has no intention of ever producing the device that is shown on that page. I have been in contact with them over the past few months concerning an IDE interface for my RCA Lyra http://www.lyrazone.com . There is one other company that supposedly makes such a device at http://www.fujitsumedia.com/pccards.html , but Fujitsu Media only sells to OEMs and I've had no luck finding out if any OEMs have purchased their IDE card. If you find anything, please let the rest of us know.

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    I was looking at the Kanguru because of the pcmcia interface. I have a laptop and to be able to have the disk in the car, and when I park and get to work, take the disk with me is one of my design goals. Its expensive, but in the end about the same as purchasing a scsi drive.
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