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    is there any way to get a USB flash drive to plug into my Treo and have it recognize the files on it? I know I could just as easily buy a new SD card, but I already have a 2GB flash drive that I carry with me at all times (just like my treo) are there any USB to SD card adapters? (My guess is no based on some googling but the question still remains.....)
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    Nope. Treo's (and all other Palm devices) are USB Slave devices, it requires a USB Host to read the contents of the USB stick.
    I did see a tool quite some while ago though which acts as host and would allow to copy files from one stick to another (your Treo with Card Reader or Card Export would qualify as a stick as well then) but it was rather expensive. Not sure anymore where I saw this ...
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    that's what I was afraid of...oh well....

    someone should make an SD card adapter with a usb female input, wish I had the know how I'd try it
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    or get one of these:

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0501/05...disksdflip.asp

    http://www.everythingusb.com/news/index/5929.htm

    they are almost the same price as a normal SD cards. about $10 more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by holvoetn View Post
    Nope. Treo's (and all other Palm devices) are USB Slave devices, it requires a USB Host to read the contents of the USB stick.
    I do not fully agree with you. The Treo 680 is, in fact, USB-host capable. The only thing is that I'm not quite sure that this USB-host capability is connected (in a physical/electrical sense) to the bottom connector.

    This is (almost) pure speculation, and I'd appreciate any input from knowledgeable people, but the 680 ROM includes a couple of interesting files:

    UsbHostAoe.prc
    UsbHostCdc.prc
    UsbHostHcd.prc
    UsbHostHub.prc
    UsbHostUsbd.prc
    UsbRadioSerialBulverde.prc

    I'd venture that the Radio (phone) part of the Treo 680 is connected through a USB link to the motherboard, and as such the Treo 680 is probably the host in this situation. But I don't think that the bottom USB connector is physically USB-host capable (i.e. the required pins may not all be soldered), and even if that's the case one would need a flash memory driver to be able to use a flash memory stick or USB card reader...
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    Interesting, wasn't aware about that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kunjan View Post
    or get one of these:

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0501/05...disksdflip.asp

    http://www.everythingusb.com/news/index/5929.htm

    they are almost the same price as a normal SD cards. about $10 more.
    you're missing the point though Kunjan.....I want to be able to plug my already existing USB flash drive into my treo somehow. that way (on a trip for example) I could have anything I needed on my SD card, and also plug my 2GB flash drive into my phone for additional file access.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjdalton View Post
    you're missing the point though Kunjan.....I want to be able to plug my already existing USB flash drive into my treo somehow. that way (on a trip for example) I could have anything I needed on my SD card, and also plug my 2GB flash drive into my phone for additional file access.
    yup that would be cool, and also you'd be able to connect a lot of other usb peripherals. but this is the next best thing... atleast until a linux based POS comes out, then we can hack the crap out of it.
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