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compact-flash/ide adapter

Started by Hul Tytus August 16, 2012
sci.electronics.design
compact-flash/ide adapter

   A compact-flash/ide adapter (SD-CF-IDE-A) from dealextreme.com worked well 
but only as a master, not as a slave, which is a distinct bother. Anyone know 
of an ide adapter that works either way, either from dealextreme or another 
dealer?

Hul
Hul Tytus wrote: 

>sci.electronics.design >compact-flash/ide adapter > > A compact-flash/ide adapter (SD-CF-IDE-A) from dealextreme.com worked well >but only as a master, not as a slave, which is a distinct bother. Anyone know >of an ide adapter that works either way, either from dealextreme or another >dealer?
Is the other HDD set to 'CS' mode?
I'm not familiar with CS Mode - could you explain?

Hul

G. Morgan <G_Morgan@easy.com> wrote:
> Hul Tytus wrote:
> >sci.electronics.design > >compact-flash/ide adapter > > > > A compact-flash/ide adapter (SD-CF-IDE-A) from dealextreme.com worked well > >but only as a master, not as a slave, which is a distinct bother. Anyone know > >of an ide adapter that works either way, either from dealextreme or another > >dealer?
> Is the other HDD set to 'CS' mode?
dbr@kbrx.com wrote: 

>I'm not familiar with CS Mode - could you explain?
On the HDD there is a jumper to move to 'CS', instead of slave or master. This makes the device select a channel based on it's position on the cable.
G. Morgan wrote: 

>dbr@kbrx.com wrote: > >>I'm not familiar with CS Mode - could you explain? > >On the HDD there is a jumper to move to 'CS', instead of slave or >master. This makes the device select a channel based on it's position >on the cable.
"Many drives feature an option called Cable Select (CS). With the correct type of IDE ribbon cable, these drives can be auto configured as master or slave. CS works like this: A jumper on each drive is set to the CS option. The cable itself is just like a normal IDE cable except for one difference -- Pin 28 only connects to the master drive connector. When your computer is powered up, the IDE interface sends a signal along the wire for Pin 28. Only the drive attached to the master connector receives the signal. That drive then configures itself as the master drive. Since the other drive received no signal, it defaults to slave mode. " http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ide4.htm
Thanks for the explaination. I tried that once but in a bit of a blind 
fashion. Another try may not hurt.

Hul

G. Morgan <G_Morgan@easy.com> wrote:
> G. Morgan wrote:
> >dbr@kbrx.com wrote: > > > >>I'm not familiar with CS Mode - could you explain? > > > >On the HDD there is a jumper to move to 'CS', instead of slave or > >master. This makes the device select a channel based on it's position > >on the cable.
> "Many drives feature an option called Cable Select (CS). With the > correct type of IDE ribbon cable, these drives can be auto configured as > master or slave. CS works like this: A jumper on each drive is set to > the CS option. The cable itself is just like a normal IDE cable except > for one difference -- Pin 28 only connects to the master drive > connector. When your computer is powered up, the IDE interface sends a > signal along the wire for Pin 28. Only the drive attached to the master > connector receives the signal. That drive then configures itself as the > master drive. Since the other drive received no signal, it defaults to > slave mode. "
> http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ide4.htm
dbr@kbrx.com wrote: 

>Thanks for the explaination. I tried that once but in a bit of a blind >fashion. Another try may not hurt.
If the HDD is on CS and the IDE-flash/adaptor has a switch for it, set it as CS too. Then the cable with select M or S , the middle of the cable is master I believe (check me though).