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Old January 14th, 2007, 01:24 PM
Doug Kerr
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Default Aplux Tripper storage unit and FAT32 CF cards

Hi, Gang,

A few years ago I purchased an Aplux Tripper storage unit and equipped it with a 40 GB HDD. It gave good service.

I haven't used it in a couple of years. Since then, I have introduced 2 GB CF cards into my operation, which are of course formatted with the FAT32 file allocation system.

In a recent attempt to use the Tripper with one of these cards, it gives me an error message in the usual inscrutable syntax: "CF card format is different". I assume this means it doesn't read FAT 32 cards.

Does any one know if there is a firmware update for this unit that would allow it to read FAT32 CF cards? The unit's manufacturer seems to have gone AWOL.

Thanks.
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Old January 14th, 2007, 01:38 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is offline
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Doug,

Was it produced by them or did they relabel it?

Asher
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Old January 14th, 2007, 03:20 PM
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Hi, Asher,

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Doug,

Was it produced by them or did they relabel it?

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Old January 14th, 2007, 04:23 PM
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Hi Doug,

There seems to be little known about the Aplux. However, could you not format your 2GB cards in fat16, or is it a camera thing?

Best wishes,

Ray
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Old January 14th, 2007, 05:32 PM
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Does any one know if there is a firmware update for this unit that would allow it to read FAT32 CF cards? The unit's manufacturer seems to have gone AWOL.
A short search yields:

http://fhoude34.free.fr/PortableHD.htm

Which notes that the Tripper does not support FAT 32 while the Tripper Next and Tripper Minido support FAT 32.

hope this helps,

Sean
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Old January 14th, 2007, 08:04 PM
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Hi, Sean,

Thanks for the great link - a loit of info on other machines as well.

Best regards,

Doug
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Old January 14th, 2007, 08:05 PM
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Hi, Ray,

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There seems to be little known about the Aplux. However, could you not format your 2GB cards in fat16, or is it a camera thing?
I fact I can, and I might go that route.

Thanks.

Best regards,

Doug
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