[Soekris] IDE?

Mart notmart at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 18 18:07:55 UTC 2002


--- Duane Wessels <wessels at packet-pushers.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Feb 2002, Mart wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > I saw Soren mentioned somewhere that he had connected a PCI IDE to the
> > 4501 for testing.  I just ordered the 4501, and as soon as I get Linux
> > running from the Flash, I want to try this as well.  I have a laptop
> HDD
> > sitting around with nothing to do.  Has anyone else tried this?  Any
> > results/tips?
> 
> I tried something like this, but I didn't use a PCI adapter.
> 
> Instead I got a CF-to-IDE adapter ($43, P/N CF-IDE-ADP) from
> Advantech:
> http://www.advantech.com/epc/newsletter/v28-07-15_00/4IDEsup.htm
> 
> You plug the CF-IDE-ADP into the CF slot.  Mine came with a 40-pin
> IDE connector cable, so I also had a 3.5in-to-2.5in HDD adapter in
> the mix.  It almost worked.
> 
> It seems like the 4501 was only getting every other byte from the
> HDD.  The ID string on my HDD was something like "QUANTUM 256N"
> but the 4501 reported it as "UNU 26".  It also reported the disk
> size incorrectly.
> 
> Advantech said I should try their 44-pin to 44-pin cable to avoid
> the extra adapter, but I haven't yet.
> 
> Duane W.


Oh, that would be perfect... I had been looking for one of those but
hadn't found it.  How did you power the hdd?

Thanks,

Mart


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