some first impressions
jg at laptop.org
Sat Aug 18 10:19:37 EDT 2007
The SD is not really intended as removable media. The USB slots are. SD
is intended primarily as a way to augment the internal flash over the
life of the system. It is in an inconvenient location (there weren't
many other options).
We were/are most concerned about keeping water out...
On Fri, 2007-08-17 at 22:32 -0700, Hal Murray wrote:
> > I've tried one SD card made by a local company. It's a bit thinker
> > than the genuine panasonic one. So this results in that it can only be
> > ejected out a bit and I have to use my finger nail to grab it out.
> > (probably same situation as you) Usually there's a groove at the tail
> > of an SD card top side. However, the access on XO SD slot is only on
> > the bottom side... :(
> I tried a handy SD card in my system. I have a B2 case with a B3 board.
> There are a rubber flaps covering the entrance hole. The flaps are pointed
> in, so inserting the card bends the flaps open but extracting the card tries
> to close the flaps. If they stick (and they do) then closing the flaps makes
> them stick even more.
> I think the basic problem is that the flaps stick harder than the internal
> spring pushes. You can feel them if you poke the card in partway and then
> pull it out.
> My SD card has a grove on the edge of the card. It's about the right size
> for a fingernail. The XO case has a slight indentation for your finger.
> Unfortunately, it's on the bottom rather than the top so I can't get at the
> grove in the card.
> Mumble. Better have a pair of tweezers handy if you expect to use the SD
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