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Offline Dr.neo

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NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« on: September 29, 2005, 02:11:15 AM »
NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1 (the first time prototype)
date: 09-28-2005
complete : 95%
support : CF / MicroDriver
size limit : i have 6G BYTE Hitachi CF microdriver and 2G CF cart for test only,it's 100% workable,all 6GB space are full :)
CF / MicroDriver / MS hot plug and play : supported



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Offline smealum

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2005, 02:15:09 AM »
Very Very nice :)
Still a bit big but much better than last version ;)
Can't wait for it to be released :D

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2005, 08:17:07 AM »
Nice improvement! To minimize size, the board could be printed with the paths  closer together for one option only CF or USB. It should cut it down a bit. Also, I saw a DC mark on the board, is it for the external power source?

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2005, 09:37:07 AM »
Hey Dr.NEO,

Finally you've at least released some pix, size will be cut down I know but do you have any 3d blueprints of the design so we can see its size?
Secondly I see you have 2 usb ports on the board, Im not sure if people would need two, but its a good idea Im sure two pen drives is better than One :D
and as someone said above, maybe you could make a battery for this baby I think it would need it rather than a DC power source? Or both with a rechargable battery!
Its a good idea none the less, I dont personally use CF but I will use USB even though this model does not have it.

Keep working on your great ideas, Sorry if ive been abit pushy but I thought it was time for the world to see your product!
Time will tell :D

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Offline memyselfandi

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2005, 10:25:23 AM »
i wish i had a p...s...p :'(

Offline Crazycasem21

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005, 10:28:57 AM »
Something similar to the IPOD battery should work. It could power the drive for a long while. Also, will the forum members recieve an email notification and a distributor list when this is ready for launch?
I know from personal experience I'm getting a few of them. Hopefully, pre-ordered this thanksgiving!

Offline Zeromus

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2005, 02:54:47 PM »
A CF version is cool, but if you could release a USB2 version that would be cooler! Using a 40Gb iPod as an external drive would take care of anyone's storage problems once and for all :)

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2005, 04:50:09 PM »
Does it use a CPU? Please show us the other side of the PCB :)
And it's 'MicroDrive', not 'MicroDriver'. Already asked Hitachi if you can use it?
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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2005, 05:27:07 PM »
A CF version is cool, but if you could release a USB2 version that would be cooler! Using a 40Gb iPod as an external drive would take care of anyone's storage problems once and for all :)

Great job guys, and I second that will: USB 2.0 is the way to go :)

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2005, 05:33:44 PM »
Beautiful, I want one of this; Microdrive,  :)

Offline Dr.neo

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2005, 10:16:18 PM »

And it's 'MicroDrive', not 'MicroDriver'. Already asked Hitachi if you can use it?


the prototype was 100% passed with the Hitachi  'MicroDrive' ;D
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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2005, 05:17:06 AM »

And it's 'MicroDrive', not 'MicroDriver'. Already asked Hitachi if you can use it?


the prototype was 100% passed with the Hitachi  'MicroDrive' ;D

I think he was asking if you were allowed to refer Hitachi's product in this product demo. Basically, saying that if Hitachi would allow you to drop their name with this product.

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2005, 10:03:11 AM »
So... about the Skin of this Amazing prototype (Theorically seeing Images, suport CF and MMC/SD)I think you can make 2 versions to sell: a CF version and a MMC/SD version. (Again seeing the images the final product can be of: [length, width, height] 4x4x2 cm)

Offline alexh

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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2005, 03:58:14 PM »
"Microdrive" isnt a real trademark, so they will be able to use it on the packaging as long as they dont say "Hitachi Microdrive".


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Re: NEO-MS converter prototype version 1.1
« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2005, 06:32:57 PM »
"Microdrive" isnt a real trademark, so they will be able to use it on the packaging as long as they dont say "Hitachi Microdrive".



Sorry if I was misread. The Hitachi name is the issue.  Personally, I don't give a *.  So lets drop this.

As for this proto, it looks great I hope for smaller better things so I can mount this on my PSP.