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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-08, 12:38 PM

Thanks, goretsky.  That's the exact sort of thing I was looking for but unable to find on my own.  Unfortunately I've already bought the half-length MMC card, so I will have to give that a try first.  

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-09, 5:40 AM

Hello,

 

From looking at Wikipedia, I found out than an SD card is 32mm long, so the depth of the socket for an SD card must be about 21mm (assuming my measurement of ~11mm of exposed card was accurate).  Wikipedia states that an RS-MMC card is 18mm long, so if it is inserted without the full-size adapter it will be be recessed by 3mm and possibly difficult to remove without opening up your X100e or some delicate tweezer work.

 

I am not familiar with RS-MMC cards, but perhaps you can trim the full-size adapter down to 5mm or so and glue it to the memory card.  Another possibility (and not a mutually exclusive one) might be to trim down a 3M Durable Tab and adhere it to the card for additional leverage during removal.  I used to use them on flopppy diskettes so I could easily see if I had a diskette in my floppy drive and they also functioned nicely as pull tabs, so I would image they would work with an RS-MMC card as well, assuming the tolerances of the socket allow such a combination.

 

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Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

 



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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-09, 8:47 AM

Another $50 bucks for a good SD card (to get more juice out of the system) and that puts the X100e near the $500 mark. Now, that is awfully close (90th percentile) of a new X61 ultraportable which is quite powerful. Yes, they are still available in small quantities. After you replace the 5400RPM drive, you have crossed the threshold.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-09, 17:56 PM

I don't think anyone would purchase an SD card in an attempt to make a laptop faster, or at least they'd be ill-advised to do that.  In my case, I simply want cheap internal backup storage for my local client files.

 

The X100e is superior to the X61 in many areas, for example the keyboard.  It's also going to be quite a pretty penny to add enterprise support options on to an old X61.  They're simply not comparable options, just as the X100e is not comparable to the X20x series.

 

In fact, I think just about anyone would be well-advised to get an X200 instead of the older X61.  Neither of those machines competes directly with netbooks. 

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-09, 19:36 PM

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-09, 20:45 PM

In what way is the X100e superior to an X61? Power? lol. At similar price points, equally new most would agree the X61 is a better machine in every aspect.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-09, 20:48 PM

No, 99.9999% of people would rather have an X100e than an old X61.  :D  I don't even think you can buy Lenovo support for a third-party-sourced X61 (can you?).  The X61 has not been exactly a trouble-free model as these things go, either.  I considered an X61 but discarded it for many reasons, including form factor, screen, and keyboard.

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-09, 20:56 PM

I thought it would be usefull to remind anyone looking in that the subject of this thread is as follows;

 

"X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?"

 

If you wish to compare past, present & future systems then by all means start a new thread.

 

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-10, 3:01 AM

Graphics:

X61 has intel x3100 graphics = FAIL

x100e has superior HD3200 graphics which accelerates HD and flash. x3100 does none of that.

 

CPU

X61 wins here.

 

Size

X100e is FAR superior in compact size than the x61. X61 is actually laughably thick and bulky in the back where the battery is.

 

Screen

x100e has a FAR superior screen which is LED back lit. x61 has low resolution and is lit with ancient tube light which makes it dim.

 

 

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Re: X100e: Any memory card that won't protrude?

2010-04-10, 10:12 AM

Hello,

 

Since your original question involved keeping a low-profile flash media in the card reader slot, I thought you were considering using it for ReadyBoost.  Your subsequent reply explained things in more detail.

 

I have been using a slim-line MicroSD card reader in the USB port as I mentioned above in my X100e for backing up critical files and so far that seems to be working.

 

What may be a larger issue is what sort of laptop bag (or sleeve or backpack or case) you use with the X100e.  A bag that is too small will likely catch a protruding card or USB flash drive, which could lead to a damaged card reader slot or USB port over time.  Likewise, a bag that is too big might lead to the X100e's card reader slot or the USB port being damaged as the notebook slides around inside it and bangs the card or USB flash drive in its socket. 

 

The key here, I think, would be to find a bag (or sleeve) which fits the 11.6" X100e closely enough to allow it to slide in easily but not shift around once inserted.  Obviously, Lenovo sells such bags.  I have noticed that Briggs & Riley and MobileEdge also seem to have appropriately-sized bags as well.

 

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