ipod madness

jack wallen jlwallen at monkeypantz.net
Tue Apr 25 15:04:13 UTC 2006

> I don't know if this is related, but when the Palm OS file system was changed 
> with the Treo 650 to vfat, the new Treo suddenly became so significantly less 
> efficient at storing files that Palm began offering Treo users free SD 
> memory.  I don't have any URLs handy, but I am sure you can find it on Google 
> (search FAT32 instead of vfat).  Perhaps it is the implementation of fat on 
> flash memory, perhaps the difference between the size of the blocks/inodes 
> between fat32 and the Apple FS, but it doesn't surprise me.  The MS approach 
> to efficiency is to throw more hardware at it rather than making it more 
> efficient.  Hardware is an expense borne by the customer; efficiency targeted 
> R & D is an expense borne by MS.

i agree with you wholeheartedly and it's one reason why I would like to
see the Linux community work to get the apple filesystem supported for
devices such as these. it really pained me to be using the vfat format
for a number of reasons.

but i have to ask: i reformatted the ipod using a windows 2000 computer
(and the apple ipod updater software). would it be better to do the
format manually through ubuntu? would the disk be better utilized that way?

thanks again. i realize much of this is off topic so I appreciate
everyone tolerating the discussion.

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