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SYBA SD-CF-IDE-A IDE to Compact Flash Adapter

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SYBA SD-CF-IDE-A IDE to Compact Flash Adapter
Ships from United States. Most customers receive within 4-8 days.
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Model

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Brand
SYBA
Model
SD-CF-IDE-A

Details

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Changer Type
IDE to Compact Flash

Features

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Features
Specification:
Board size: 2.76" x 2.48" x 0.03" (W, L, T)
On-board LED indicators for power-on and compact flash access
Voltage selection for +3.3V or +5V compact flash
Master or slave mode selection
Power input: +5V, floppy disk drive power connector
Fully compatible with Compact Flash Type I, Type II, and Micro-drive
40-way (2.54mm) standard IDE connector
44-way (2mm) laptop IDE connector (optional)
Mounting holes for rear bracket (optional)
This adapter does NOT support hot insertion of CF cards

System Requirement:
PC or Mac with one IDE connector
MS Windows, Mac OS, Linux operating system

Dimensions & Weight

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Weight
0.1
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5/ 5
An adapter based on the ATA standards

Comments: This is not a replacement for a proper "fast" SSD, but is much cheaper.

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4/ 5
Syba CF-to-IDE as slave
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Ownership: more than 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works Great

Pros: No Fuss , Plug and Play.
Used this as a boot device for a FreeNas installation.
Rock Solid so far

Cons: none

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
fits the bill

Pros: worked with stock jumper setting. I used a Transcend 4GB Compact Flash (CF) Flash Card Model TS4GCF133 to boot freenas on my home server. no problems.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: the red led is very bright. I had to make a mount to screw it on the bottom of my case

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Does what it says

Pros: Used with a Transcend 2GB Compact Flash (CF) Flash Card Model TS2GCF133. Booted to BIOS configuration and card was detected correctly the first time. No tweaks needed in a Dell Optiplex GX240 desktop.
Stock jumper settings were used, and they worked flawlessly.
Silent and uses a fraction of the power of a regular hard drive.
Reading and writing speed is as fast as the card and bus can handle!

Cons: The only thing I can nitpick about is the exposed and rather long circuit junctions on the back of the board. You will definitely want to mount this with screws and offsets (using the two provided and grounded holes) or wrap it in non-conductive material. Dangling it uncovered in the case would be a bad idea, especially with smaller cases like mine.

There is a built in HDD activity light, but there is no way that I can see to connect it to a case HDD activity light without modding. No big deal, these devices should have very little "HDD" activity anyways.

Other Thoughts: I installed this with a 2GB Trancend card so I could boot GeeXboX 1.2.3 and for this purpose it works like a charm. Any system that runs in RAM ought to be able to use this, and it won't kill your card due to frequent read/write cycles.
Setup was just as easy as the old regular hard drive I was using for testing purposes.

By the way, this uses a small floppy power connector so make sure you have one coming from the Power Supply, or use an adapter.

This isn't the fault of the adapter, but it probably isn't a good idea to run a modern full sized OS, like Windows XP or something from it. Use a SSD for that. Typical CF cards aren't going to stand up to the abuse for very long.
For OS's that run entirely from RAM such as GeeXboX, FreeNAS, etc..., these are perfect!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works well if you want a cheap flash hard drive

Pros: Worked with Ubuntu 9.04 and a Transcend 8Gb CF card. Reasonable speeds.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Using this setup as a cheaper (and slower) alternative for a flash based hard drive in an HTPC build.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
4/ 5
Great adapter

Pros: Cheap, as stated, cheap SSD, works and it's bootable!

Cons: DMA questionable, i dont know

Other Thoughts: I didn't buy this on newegg, wished I had, but i needed instant gratification since it was the only piece i needed for my NAS server. IT works well, I'm using the floppy power adapter but going to try using the pin 20 setting to see if I can free up the floppy adapter for my CD rom power connector. Be careful with the floppy power plug, it sticks alot and i almost bent mine off pulling the plug off.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
4/ 5
decent

Pros: I think over all this is a very decent device. However, I had some trouble with it at the beginning. I will highlight those in a bit.

- perfect for cheap solid state drive
- cheap (cost wise)
- small

Cons: I bought a trancent CF card which when installed in this adapter the computer bios did detect but I was unable to write to the card. Bought a Kingston CF card and worked right away. I used this adapter as a solid state drive for a fan less media PC to load my OS.

- not compatible with some CF cards

Other Thoughts: If I hadn't had issues with this CF card I bought I would have given it 5 eggs. I am happy with this device. I can't speak to the speed to much. I think it is slower then a normal HDD. But once my the OS is loaded things go quick. So buy good CF card and you won't have issues.

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