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Old 19 February 2018, 22:41   #1
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A question or 2 about the Kipper2K K508

per title, I have a question or 2 about the Kipper2K K508:

Assuming I could:

1 - power a 2.5 IDE drive using a different source
(in progess)

2 - make a cable to go from the IDE drive to a female CompactFlash connector (i.e. that would plug into the compactflash header)
(also in progress)

3 - prepartition / preformat the drive correctly

Would / Could / Should it work?
Edit: I am aware KS 2.05+ is required.
Would there be any other requirements?

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Old 19 February 2018, 22:53   #2
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Kipper2K is reworking the board so it fits better in the A2000, as a side effect he is giving the option of 40 or 44pin IDE

You need either a min of a stock KS2.05 for the IDE side or patch your own KS.

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...6&postcount=18
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Old 19 February 2018, 22:58   #3
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Kipper2K is reworking the board so it fits better in the A2000, as a side effect he is giving the option of 40 or 44pin IDE

You need either a min of a stock KS2.05 for the IDE side or patch your own KS.

http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...6&postcount=18
tyvm!

I was just about to edit the post to list KS2.05+ as minimum ROM, and am aware of the board being reworked, but my question is for boards that have the CompactFlash socket specifically

(I should have put that in the original post really! sorry!)
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2 - make a cable to go from the IDE drive to a female CompactFlash connector (i.e. that would plug into the compactflash header)
(also in progress)
You could but I seriously wouldn't bother, does not sound like a fun cable to make. I have done similar cables in the past - not again!

Why do you want to use a 2.5" drive? Most are getting on now, even when I last used them when they were relatively new they weren't the most robust.

I would just stick to a decent 8GB Compact Flash card.
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Old 19 February 2018, 23:10   #5
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You could but I seriously wouldn't bother, does not sound like a fun cable to make. I have done similar cables in the past - not again!
Yeah I know what you mean, but the primary reason is because I believe it's possible and I need some serious soldering practice

(And, that other reason. Because "just because" )
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It is possible, but sounds like self harm.

Bear in mind the A508 is not buffered on IDE so keep your cables very short!
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It is possible, but sounds like self harm.
Yup, with my current soldering skills, I predict a few burns

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Bear in mind the A508 is not buffered on IDE so keep your cables very short!
noted, cheers!
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