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G70 pcmcia storage options

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G70 pcmcia storage options #5600
Has anyone found more up-to-date storage options for the G70? I have the card adapter but am hoping someone has been able to use a USB adapter or something less archaic than compact flash. What about replacing or bypassing the floppy drive port? This may determine whether I keep or sell the ol’ beast. Thanks.
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G70 pcmcia storage options #5601
There’s nothing wrong with it, Cass. G70’s have no audio capabilities, a 512MB or 1GB card will be all you could possibly need, the card connects via the G70’s USB to your computer so no need for a hub for backup, it’s basically install and forget. Cards and PCMCIA adapters are still easy to find, and in my experience utterly reliable. I have had more problems with USB sticks than I have ever had with the CF cards.

You are worrying about nothing. Converting to USB storage won’t improve it one iota (even if it could be done)..!
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G70 pcmcia storage options #5602
Cass, there are also PCMCIA to SD adapters available.
If you can get a right one it can support SD cards up to 2GB.
However the speed will not affected, because it's limited by the PCMCIA bus.

Example:
www.aliexpress.com/item/New-Store-Promot...ory/32860736801.html
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G70 pcmcia storage options #5603
There are many reasons to move from a G70 to perhaps a BK9, but the card and storage medium isn’t one of them!

Speed is not an issue, the card storage is as fast as the internal. The cards and adapter are still widely available. If it were something like a zip drive or a 5 1/2” floppy, hard to find and delicate, I would say yes, you might need to move on. But the card system in the G70 is robust, reliable, and up to date.
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