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Old 29 August 2013, 22:05   #941
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Jens, sorry for being a bit silly in asking this but...

Considering we're in 2013 (and 2014 is near) and CFs are getting harder to find by the day, wouldn't have been more future-proof to equip the ACA500 with two SD slots, instead of CF?

I know that CF is ATA compliant, but there are a lot of SD-to-IDE converters around, and they seem to work pretty well even if SD isn't ATA compliant natively.
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Old 29 August 2013, 23:49   #942
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I know that CF is ATA compliant, but there are a lot of SD-to-IDE converters around, and they seem to work pretty well even if SD isn't ATA compliant natively.
You answered that yourself: CF can work with the existing drivers, SD can't. If you're willing to pay for driver development and hardware re-design, let me know. Otherwise, let me assure you that CF may be a little harder to find than SD, but won't die out any time soon. There are too many industrial uses and high-end digital cameras that use CF.

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Old 30 August 2013, 00:26   #943
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Thank you for your reply. I hope this card will work.
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Old 30 August 2013, 01:43   #944
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Jens, sorry for being a bit silly in asking this but...

Considering we're in 2013 (and 2014 is near) and CFs are getting harder to find by the day, wouldn't have been more future-proof to equip the ACA500 with two SD slots, instead of CF?

I know that CF is ATA compliant, but there are a lot of SD-to-IDE converters around, and they seem to work pretty well even if SD isn't ATA compliant natively.
I've found CF to SD adapters to work fine with my Amigas.
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Old 30 August 2013, 04:57   #945
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I've found CF to SD adapters to work fine with my Amigas.
Adapters has worked very well on my A1200 too...



Sysinfo speed for SD ( ACA-1231/42 & PFS3 All-in-One ):

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Old 30 August 2013, 05:06   #946
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That's surprisingly fast compared to my a1200+aca1220, I'm only getting 1,481,039 with a sandisk 30mb/s 4gb cf card.
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Old 30 August 2013, 05:06   #947
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ShK very interesting info, and impressive speed . Ebay linky for the "Extreme CF Adapter"?

Edit: This? http://www.ebay.es/itm/Extreme-Compa...2d7940a&_uhb=1

Edit 2: And I'm awaiting -long time- the right time to ask for a "new product for Amiga from Individual Computers": a new Idefix card with more or less 10MB/s speed.

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Old 30 August 2013, 05:22   #948
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ShK very interesting info, and impressive speed . Ebay linky for the "Extreme CF Adapter"?

Edit: This? http://www.ebay.es/itm/Extreme-Compa...2d7940a&_uhb=1
No it's not. It must be TYPE I -adapter!

Like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Compact-Flas...item589c47a5ad

And SD-card:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=221113861593
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Thanks

Edit: Well, I guess this better (10,79€ against 30€): http://www.ebay.es/itm/MicroSD-to-CF...73e35a6&_uhb=1

Edit: And this for the card (11€ against 22€) : http://www.ebay.es/itm/8GB-SanDisk-E...ed7dc75&_uhb=1

So... 22€ to have 8Gb (perfect) and 3,276,800 bytes/secs (like PIO II or something with a Fast ATA).

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It was just an example. I recall that my adapter cost a little more than 10€ in the this spring.
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Note that you will also need a high-speed SD card for the writing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=221113861593
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A small off-topic, but the cf HDD kit adaptor is little bit faster than IDE 44pin > SD Card adaptor with the same SD-card.
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So... 22 to have 8Mb (perfect) and 3,276,800 bytes/secs (like PIO II or something with a Fast ATA).
An accelerator card is required also...
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An accelerator card is required also...
Don't worry. I've just bought both items of my last post. I will use them with my slowest A1200 miggy with an ACA1231/42.

Edit: Which one did you use?

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Which one did you use?
I'm not sure what you're asking, but my compo is A1200 + ACA-1231/42 + HDD kit adaptor + Compact Flash Adapter + SANDISK SD CLASS 10 + PFS3 All-in-One.
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I'm not sure what you're asking, but my compo is A1200 + ACA-1231/42 + HDD kit adaptor + Compact Flash Adapter + SANDISK SD CLASS 10 + PFS3 All-in-One.
Thanks. I see your HD has 95Mb/s !!!!. But I doubt the miggy will take advantadge over 30Mb/s of mine.
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I'm not sure where the line goes, but class 4 card's speed is not sufficient.
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Old 30 August 2013, 10:42   #959
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The "which card and which adapter" topic is off-topic here - please move that to a different thread, thank you (apart from plain wrong things that I've read, like "one CF->IDE adapter is faster than the other).

New standoff idea that also holds CF cards in place - currently trying to find a company that will make this at an affordable price.

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New standoff idea that also holds CF cards in place - currently trying to find a company that will make this at an affordable price.

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Good idea, perhaps it might be easier to intergrate that into a plastic case?
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