Joined: Jan. 2006
||Posted: Feb. 02 2006,16:54
I see this listing in the store.
| Mini-ITX Compact Flash IDE Adapter $19.95|
IDE/Compact Flash (CF) 3.5 inch 40 pin connector $19.95
IDE/Compact Flash 2.5 inch 44 pin connector $19.95
IDE/Compact Flash 3.5 inch 40 pin connector $19.95
Damn Small Linux on a CF card $55.00
My questions here are as follows.
#1; What's the difference between item 2 and item 4?
#2; Which CF is item 5 on?
Now comes some other questions about the use of this IDE adapter.
#3; Can this adapter be used in a normal PC as hda, with an acompaning hdb, etc?
#4; If so does it use jumper settings, as such?
My reason for asking is, I have a lot of older hardware, including HDs. But sometimes these new tech hardware doesn't work well with older hardware.
My idea was to (if it works) place a CF as hda read only with DSL and have hdb for all wright purposes.
I like the idea of a slient fanless PC, but I have this old hardware, if I could get the benifit of;
|- Fast startup, no spin up time, or USB bottleneck|
- high transfer rate
- phisically very durable
- compatibility with IDE drivers, nothing special needed
Wouldn't that improve the preformance of this old hardware somewhat?
Who needs windows when we have no walls?