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  • posted byErnestass on 01/04/2012

    Does what it is supposed to - plug in a CF Card and it is like SSD disk. I think its performance is a bit lower than the CF Card's original. I've used it to for my old laptop with a IDE connection because nowadays it is hard to find cheap HDD - IDE drive. There is one extra pin on the IDE adapter connector of that I should remove manually. It would ... Read more

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  • posted byNemerix2 on 12/08/2011

    Works fine. I have tried it with two CF cards, one 1GB and one 8GB. No problems. Works both directly on IDE port with a 44 pin flat cable and through IDE to USB adapter. Pin 1 is clearly marked. Bright LED for operation. Master slave selectable through jumper. Size is almost equal to a 2.5" hard drive. Just a tiny bit longer. Rather big, but it ... Read more

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  • posted byLemmingsInBlack on 06/11/2011

    - Faster than most adapters on this site (DMA or not) - These are a tiny bit longer than a laptop drive, so if you plan to use one of these to replace such a drive, make sure you have an extra mm or so. (Width-wise they're the same or one mm larger.) - Has intermittent pauses, which seems to be inherent to CF cards (I had the same issues with another ... Read more

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  • posted bymikes78 on 04/19/2011

    This item is hard to write negatives about. if you wanted a smaller form factor CF card reader there are other ones out there (SKU 10310 for example), but this one is handy if you need to get something that is closer to the original 2.5 inch drive form factor so you actually have something to grab to remove the device if the drive is "insertable" from ... Read more

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  • posted bydxped01 on 04/09/2011

    Does what it is supposed to - plug in a CF Card and done is your low-cost 'SSD'. Performance in line with the CF Card's original Performance. I've used it to replace the 500MB Drive of a 15 year old Notebook with a 128-512MB CF Card and that worked flawlessly. ( Actually boots faster than with the HDD .. and in case you wonder, it is used as a Serial ... Read more

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  • posted byRecyclerMan on 11/13/2010

    Well can't find this in NZ easily so good buy. Now am able to Use up some of my CF cards. Using a slim os on a old laptop as a test and the thing runs relay well. well it has no screw holes or brackets to match up to a hard drive caddy for a laptop. for one laptop I had to bend back the master slave jumper. the pin are on the top side of the board and ... Read more

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  • posted bystaps on 03/19/2008

    I was able to remove an old noisy IDE 2.5" drive from my vaio pcg-sr9, and replace it with a 4gb CF card (sandisk extreme III). Fits the 2.5" bay dimensions perfectly. There is an extra pin on the IDE interface that I needed to bend out of the way by hand, which felt clumsy but fixed the problem easily. My laptop has no CD drive, so to install ... Read more

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  • posted byhcaaman on 02/10/2008

    -better suited for most applications -easier to insert in most laptops due to sliding-insertion technique -same size as a standard 2.5 inch hard drive -single CF (i've seen some that fit 2 CF cards into the same formfactor) I use this for a laptop running Damn Small Linux. Fast, silent, low power consumption makes it ideal for laptops that are used ... Read more

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