I mentioned in my review of the iLiad a week or so ago that I was experiencing some problems with the CF memory card I bought not being consistently recognized. About 50% of the time I started up the iLiad, my PYN 8GB Compact Flash memory card would not appear despite being physically inserted. Removing the card while the iLiad was on, powering the iLiad off, inserting the card, then turning it back on seemed to “correct” this problem…until the next time it failed.
As you can imagine, this failure to mount the memory correctly is frustrating. I’d be reading a book, turn off the iLiad, come back a couple of hours later, and have to go through a minute of fiddling to get back to reading. And I apparently was not alone in experiencing this problem.
A new version of the iLiad operating system was released on June 5th. Nothing in the release notes specifically mentioned fixing the CF card problem. But after installing the update to 2.10, I haven’t had a single incident of the CF card not loading properly. Hurray and thank you to the iRex developers!
There are several new features in this release of the OS as well: one nice feature which I haven’t started using is the ability to chose external memory (E.G.: Like the CF card) as your “home” for one of the standard document types. This is an important improvement: the iRex only has about 128 MB of free memory, so a supplemental storage card is almost a must-have once you start getting serious about using the device.
[tags]iRex, e-reader, e-ink, e-books, iliad[/tags]