Beta SDHC Driver Released for Palm Handhelds
Dmitry Grinberg of PalmPowerups has released the first public beta version of his SDHC driver for Palm handhelds. The software updates the memory cards drivers for certain Palm PDA's so that they can read and write to larger SDHC compatible cards of 4 GB and higher. Dmitry writes,
As you may be aware, most Palm devices that do not carry a "Treo" or "Centro" brand cannot read or write to the new SDHC cards. This leaves everyone owning such devices behind in terms of storage and costs. SD cards top out at 2GB, while SDHC cards are available at 32GB sizes already, and 16GB cards can be obtained for less than $80 USD.
Palm Inc has repeatedly refused to write an SDHC driver for their handhelds. This has long been regarded as a lost cause by most Palm owners. Luckily Palm Inc are not the only ones in power to help. PalmPowerups to the rescue! We've been hard at work creating an SDHC driver for your devices. It is very difficult and has been one of the most complex projects we've ever undertaken here. It is made harder yet since each individual device needs to be uniquely supported and programmed for.
The current beta is still a work in progress and due to its pre-release nature is only recommended for advanced users at this time. It supports the following devices: Palm TX, LifeDrive, Tungsten T5, E2, Zire 72 and Zire 31. Installation instructions and caveats are detailed at PalmPowerups. A trial version is available that runs for 3-4 days, after which the beta can be purchased for $35.
Dmitry says the initial release version is being worked on and once available will cost $20. He also aims to support additional devices such as the Tungsten T3, Tungsten C, E and the Tapwave Zodiac.
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