Subject: Re: Microdrives in the CF slot?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Snappy! <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/21/2005 07:40:30
"M. Warner Losh" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> In message: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Matt Dainty <email@example.com> writes:
> : On Sun, 2005-02-20 at 14:34, Andy Ruhl wrote:
> : > Note that it
> : > might still work if you use a CF card reader in the PCMCIA slot...
> : ICBW but I thought that CF and PCMCIA are basically the same technology
> : such that a CF->PCMCIA adapter is merely altering the connector.
> : Certainly the two adapters I have were so cheap I can't believe they
> : have any IDE/ATA logic in them.
> That's correct. CF has fewer I/O pins that PC Card, and the CF to PC
> Card adapters just wire things up.
And on this matter, I just got a Sandisk Flash disk, with a 2.5" hdd
formfactor and pin config. I opened up the casing to find a pccard flash
card inside, connected to a pcb which only does electrical assignments. No
chips whatsoever. And this is from pccard->ide!!