Originally Posted by roy bates
any chance of a ide header as well as the cf port,i dont really like using cf's as a storage method.
No chance, sorry. The CF card slots are on the same data bus as the A500, and a cable on that could make the computer instable. That would be about as bad a design as the A1200, where Commodore created a necessity for buffered IDE adapters.
If you don't like CF cards, then the ACA500 is probably not your product. I have elaborated on the advantages of CF cards in this thread, but if you have personal feelings, that's nothing I can change.