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Old 03-09-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Question 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.
 
Old 03-10-2014, 01:03 PM   #2
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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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SD memory card to IDE adapter like http://www.amazon.com/44-Pin-Male-ID.../dp/B003MN1H9U

No indication what is the max GB card this device can handle.
 
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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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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.
 
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Some people say CF to IDE are better for this usage, as they have the same pin layout, therefore need less control layers.
 
Old 03-10-2014, 10:05 PM   #7
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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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