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Old 11 July 2020, 15:39   #1
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Floppy disk PCMCIA SD card adapters...?

Was wondering if this sort of thing would work to avoid needed CompactFlash cards or adapters...?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Genui...z/262483301569

Has anyone tried anything like this, or is there a reason it seems to be CF usually?
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Old 11 July 2020, 19:50   #2
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I have one = Medion Card Reader (by Good Way Technology Co Ltd)
it also supports SM,MMC, MS and MS Pro.
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Old 11 July 2020, 20:26   #3
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Has anyone tried anything like this, or is there a reason it seems to be CF usually?
I have a similar one and it is working without any problems. However it only accepts cards up to 2 GB. 4 GB and bigger ones are not recognized.
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Old 12 July 2020, 03:02   #4
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I would not pay that price for one. £18 delivered is taking the piss when you can get them from China for £3.
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Old 12 July 2020, 14:56   #5
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I would not pay that price for one. £18 delivered is taking the piss when you can get them from China for £3.

Links please


I think mine cost a fiver


Does not recognize SDHC at least not on the Amiga
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Old 12 July 2020, 23:57   #6
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...acat=0&_sop=15
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Old 13 July 2020, 00:21   #7
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The cheapest SD to PCMCIA on the above list is €20 odd, btw.

All the cheap ones are CF to PCMCIA.
(I wouldn't mind a cheap SD to PCMCIA, but I don't need one at all, I just sort of want one)
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Old 13 July 2020, 01:09   #8
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The cheapest SD to PCMCIA on the above list is €20 odd, btw.

All the cheap ones are CF to PCMCIA.
(I wouldn't mind a cheap SD to PCMCIA, but I don't need one at all, I just sort of want one)
Ah yes didn't notice it was an SD adapter but not to worry. chuck one of these in and it's still £8 cheaper and then you can use CF, SD and MicroSD with an adapter.


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/253661881814
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I mistakenly got a type II (Thick) of one of those
so I split the adapter (cheap) to fit the fat card
and keep it together with an elastic band - LOL
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Has anyone tried this adapter on Amiga?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-O.../192435800644?
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Old 29 December 2020, 20:31   #11
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Has anyone tried this adapter on Amiga?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-O.../192435800644?
I did. Don't work on Amida. Such adapters are for CardBus.
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Old 15 February 2021, 15:18   #12
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The "Mercedes" SDHC card reader does not work with the Amiga. I bought an older Altec 4 in 1 card reader and it works. But it only supports SD cards max 2GB. Don't know a working SDHC card reader?
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I bought a Delock 38in1 card reader (PN: 91403). This card reader is 16-bit (see sticker) and can do SD, SDHC and SDXC. I tried it with 2GB Sandisk, with 32GB Sandisk and 64GB Samsung micro SD. Everything works fine. Just watch out for SDXC cards, I had to reformat it from exFAT to FAT32 for the Amiga to read it. I also saw this Delock in the photos in 20in1 or 33in1 variants. If you see it somewhere, make sure it is a 16-bit variant. It was also produced as a 32-bit card, which has a different product number and the label shows "32-bit CardBus". Of course, the 32-bit does not work on the Amiga.
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I have the ‘Mercedes’ one and it works like a charm. I haven’t tried it with an SD card bigger than 4Gb, but it’s only for transferring small files backward and forward so I feel like that’s not necessary for me.
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Old 16 May 2021, 20:40   #15
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Daft question, but I've been away from this stuff for a loooong time.

I have a CF PCMCIA adapter (sorry so not SD!), and if I put a working CF card into it my A600 doesn't recognise it. Do I need to add some drivers? The CF card is RDB, not FAT.

It's a transcend card (8 GBP) and I had some CF cards kicking about from old digital cameras. Card Prep recognises the device and asks if I want to format it - which sort of defeats the purpose I guess.
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Old 16 May 2021, 21:33   #16
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Yes, you need certain drivers (FAT95 and CFD133) and there are certain compatibility issues. See https://sites.google.com/one-n.co.uk...ide?authuser=0
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Ah great, thanks.
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Old 17 May 2021, 11:26   #18
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Card reader Digigear SDXCPA can do SD, SDHC and SDXC with Amiga. I tried it with 2GB Sandisk, with 32GB Sandisk and 64GB Samsung micro SD. It has Push-Push technology.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371129508743
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I have a CF PCMCIA adapter (sorry so not SD!), and if I put a working CF card into it my A600 doesn't recognise it. Do I need to add some drivers?
As already said, compactflash.device is the driver for accessing CF cards (and other cards that behave the same way like SD adaptors). Fat95 is the filesystem for accessing FAT-formatted cards, which allows easy transfer to/from other platforms and is the most common usage...
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The CF card is RDB, not FAT.
This complicates things however. Despite using a native Amiga format, cards formatted with Amiga filesystems need special consideration. The RDB isn't used on removable devices and AFAIK there's no automatic geometry detection in such a scenario, so you need a mountlist to manually mount the partition. For this, you need to know certain parameters like the start cylinder, end cylinder, blocksize and filesystem identifier. You then enter those parameters into a mountlist and use that to access the partition. It won't work for any other partitions though - if any parameters are different, you need a different mountlist.

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Card Prep recognises the device and asks if I want to format it - which sort of defeats the purpose I guess.
PrepCard (is that what you mean?) will fail to format it anyway as it's not the right type of card, but it's useful for showing that the card is at least detected.
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