IDE-CF MOD

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IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Fri May 15, 2009 4:02 pm

It's all visual.
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Fri May 15, 2009 4:05 pm

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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby david_halliday » Fri May 15, 2009 6:05 pm

Very interesting. but as always I have a few questions.

Did you have to file down the connector to make a good contact?
Does the case still close?
Which exact model of CF adapter did you get and from where?
Have you done any performance tests on the card? If so what speeds do you get?

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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Fri May 15, 2009 6:23 pm

It's just looks nice but no contact with very short pins on the MOBO. Case cannot be closed after that.  Oh well...
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby david_halliday » Fri May 15, 2009 10:30 pm

Also you will notice your flash module is the wrong way up. The triangle by the connector is pin 1 you will notice on the DT366 pin 1 is on the Left so you would need to rotate the module 180 degrees even if you could make good contacts.

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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Sat May 16, 2009 8:44 am

I shredded plastic off 44 pin connector to expose metal part, clean it and plugged in. Still not finding disk. I am thinking CF-IDE is 5V.  There are still other components on mobo that are in the way.  Next I try suggestion from sunny voip of using 44pin cable.
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby angrymeat » Sat May 16, 2009 4:39 pm

doent he 44 pin  and havnt been able to get it to work correctly  may need to check the pinout and make sure its standard 44 pin layout . When i connected my zif to 44 pin adapter it poped my 1.8" hsd and burned the cable.
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Sat May 16, 2009 5:35 pm

Yes, CF module sticks down as David suggested and you confirmed. Still no luck in OS recognizing as 4GB disk. I think the module itself is too heavy to stay on correct position and stay in good contact with mobo pins.  Well let's give 44pin cable a try may be it will hold.
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Wed May 20, 2009 7:46 pm

I got 44pin female-female cables and tried out with SDHC - 44pin ide adapter with no luck.   It looks like SDHC is 5V adapter the adapter has 5V LED stays on when 366 is running but 366 not recognizing the SDHC disk.
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Sun May 31, 2009 11:01 am

I finally got 44pin CF and it does not seem to work with 44pin cable. XP installer does not recognize disk. I suspect same with BIOS.
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby Foxx » Sun May 31, 2009 8:39 pm

Ive done a similar mod using a 44 pin IDE cable. Im still waiting for my 44 pin to CF adapter, when it comes in expect some info from me.

I decided to benchmark a 44 pin IDE to SD adapter, I keep getting IRQ timeouts. Not sure if I should blame the mod, my cable, or the SD IDE adapter. The BIOS detects the card, but Windows wont, and linux complains a lot.

I also tried to use a 1.8" IDE adapter, the onboard IDE bus doesnt have enough amperage to run the drive.

Yes, I had to sand down the IDE cable. When I know its working, expect tutorials.
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:03 am

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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby Foxx » Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:50 am

Small hole

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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby jm98 » Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:15 am

This is greate. Is 44 pin cable extension working?
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Re: IDE-CF MOD

Postby Foxx » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:03 am

Not anymore, the pins in the header on the cable broke. I am working on a PCB design that should be more reliable. I think I might have found a native connector we can use to make an adapter or gender bender. More info on this as it unfolds.
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