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Linux.tar.gz 03-09-2014 12:42 PM

SD to IDE adapters
Hi !

I'm planning to put these in old laptops.

I would like to know if some of you use this, if it's ok, and which ones are good as it seems some have a SD size limit, like 8G or 16G.

Soadyheid 03-10-2014 12:03 PM

So... What's an SD adapter? An SSD is a Solid State Disk but I don't know what you're asking. SSDs in Netbooks use micro PCI-e connectors and tend to be fairly small capacity.

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michaelk 03-10-2014 12:24 PM

SD memory card to IDE adapter like

No indication what is the max GB card this device can handle.

Soadyheid 03-10-2014 02:42 PM

SD to IDE adapters
Doh! Do I feel stupid! I'll just stand in the corner with a pointy hat on.
SD, not SSD. I hate TLAs. :(
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jefro 03-10-2014 03:39 PM

Make sure it says some phrase like bootable.

Usually they might have a rating like 33 or 66 or 133 or something but if you want to boot it....

Some have features that secure the sd better or have mounting or such.

I think the limit in size was the sd mmc change. I forget what connector line it was.

Linux.tar.gz 03-10-2014 06:01 PM

Some people say CF to IDE are better for this usage, as they have the same pin layout, therefore need less control layers.

jefro 03-10-2014 09:05 PM

Space may play a role. Should be little difference.

I've used the CF to ide as the CF cards were less expensive and were larger at the time.

I had read that the pins on a CF were almost exactly ide channel with only a few changes. There aren't as many on other memory.

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