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    Post your comments, suggestions, and questions on the Portable Innovations MemPlug Module review.

    Review: http://www.systemlogic.net/reviews/...vations/memplug
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    I liked it...the MemPlug seems to be really handy, and almost what I wanted with my TRGpro. I do have to ask, though...How is CompactFlash not hot-swappable? I've never had a problem in a device with it...whether it was a digital camera, handheld PC, or the TRGpro. Plus, the CF+ interface (which is backward compatible) lets you use devices as well as memory cards, like the serial/parallel/ethernet adapters available from Socket Communications. The only case I've found where CF wasn't true plug-n-play was when used in a PCMCIA adapter in my laptop, because I had to stop the card before removal. Otherwise, I could remove and insert at will.

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    Well the reason the CF solutions are not plug and play is because you have to install external software to use them. The memplug installs all that software for you when you insert the module into the Visor and uninstalls it when you remove it. That's how springboard modules should be.

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    Ah...excellent point. I suppose it's not so much of a design limitation as it is a necessity, given the roles a CompactFlash device can take.
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