Some people say “the T|X is the T|T5 with Wireless LAN”. Not really. The T5 had an “internal drive” with 160 MB , “normal” RAM about 60 MB. On the internal drive could be videos, music files, folders, in a file system like on a desktop. A useful application was “Drive Mode” which made the T5 acting as an USB mass storage unit. The T|X has 100 MB RAM available for the user, but no internal drive, no Drive Mode, so you can’t download “unknown” files, you can’t use it at any mass storage-compatible desktop, … Some people are angry because of this, especially those who had a T5 and now have T|X are missing the features.
Creating an internal drive
Dmitry Grinberg developed a small tool which creates an internal drive like on the T5. Originally it was for the T|E2 (it is called “E2InternalDrive”), but it works on the Treo 650, probably on the Z22 – and on the T|X. You can download it at http://www.palmpowerups.com ( -> Downloads -> Experiments) for free.
This isn’t as easy as creating an internal drive. There are several applications for that:
- Softick Card Export II (http://www.softick.com, it seems as it doesn’t work on T|X yet)
- MobileStream Card Reader (http://www.mobile-stream.com)
- Palm File Browser (http://www.pmrogan.de, but no “real” Drive-Mode)
- Drive Mode application from T|T5 or Life Drive
For the Drive Mode app you need a Life Drive or T|T5 (or a friend with such a device). Install “FileZ” (http://www.nosleep.net) on it and select
- DriveModeApp-PDM1 + localization file(s)
and transfer them to your T|X, via MMC/SD card, via Bluetooth or Infrarot, via mail, … but not via HotSync, it won’t work.
That’s an app on the Life Drive. It copies your image folder (/DCIM) from an inserted SD/MMC card to your internal memory. On the Life Drive it was useful – it had a hard disk with 4 GB, enough for thousands of photos. On the T|X it could be useful for a few small-sized photos. You need “CameraCompanion-ccmP” + localization file(s) from Life Drive.
File management tool
If you have an internal drive, you need a file manager of course. Examples for such apps are:
- Resco Explorer (very powerful file manager, http://www.resco.net)
- UniCMD (very powerful, too, and free: http://www.unicmd.de)
- FileZ (basic tool: http://www.nosleep.net)
- FileBrowser 1.0 (basic, from Tungsten T5)
- FileBrowser 2.0 (from LifeDrive, same as FileBrowser 1.0 + multiple file choice)
Resco Explorer and UniCMD are the most powerful file management tools. They support backups, zipping files, unzipping files, you can view JPG files, TXT files, and UniCMD can open WAV and HTML files. If you prefer the PalmOne tools, you need
- FileBrowser + localization file(s)
from Tungsten T5 or LifeDrive.
This should work on a Z22, too. On this device there is no “Card Info”. You can get it from almost any Palm device. The required files are CardInfo_cinf (on a Life Drive e. g.) or CardInfo (on a Tungsten C e. g.) + localization file(s).
Now your new Palm is almost perfect. What do you think about this? And please, give me a feedback and tell me the size of your InternalDrive