CF to 2.5 IDE recommendations
Topic: CF to 2.5 IDE recommendations
started by: MrBear37
Posted by MrBear37 on April 10 2008,21:54Greetings all !
I have not posted in agreat while but I have been enjoying DSL the whole time..
Its time for me to take my next journey in DSL. I have an old Toshiba 4015 CDT laptop that has a 44 pin ENhanced IDE 2.5 Hard drive ( or used to have one) now the only thing that is present is the CD drive and HD bay ( the HD is missing).
I need to purchase a CF adaptor and I wanted recommendations on where to get one that would fit that some of you might have experience with ?
THanks in advance ..
Posted by lucky13 on April 10 2008,22:35John has some adapters available in the DSL Store. Like this:
< http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/store/embedded_storage/cfdisk2d >
< http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/store/embedded_storage >
Posted by yangmusa on April 17 2008,20:49I'm using a dual adapter from Addonics: < http://www.addonics.com/products/flash_memory_reader/ad44midecf.asp >
After some hunting around, most places that sell the adapter were out of stock - and Addonics sell it almost as cheap direct, so they are the best bet.
It works really well. I have it set up with a regular CF card in one slot, and a Hitatchi Microdrive in the other. I use the Microdrive as swap, that way I won't wear out the CF so fast. Most of the time (depending on what I'm doing) I don't need swap, so the laptop is completely silent. The Microdrive is very quiet for a hard drive, it's barely possible to hear it.