[rescue] Apple 2GB Quantum Fireball ST SCSI HD

nate at portents.com nate at portents.com
Thu Aug 7 09:17:32 CDT 2008

>> Couldn't you use a SCSI to IDE adapter, paired with a CompactFlash to
>> IDE adapter, in combination with a 1GB CF card?

As someone pointed out on this list a while ago, CF to PATA adapters don't
contain any bridge chips, they're just physical adapters from one
connector type to another.  With the appropriate CF card, no reason why
this wouldn't work.

> I tried the chain listed above, only to discover that the SCSI to IDE
> adapter would only work with disks which supported UDMA, and the CF card
> only supported PIO. I've heard that there are CF cards now which do
> support UDMA, so the prospects may have improved.

There are a bunch of CF cards that support UDMA, and most manufacturers
will say whether they do or not (if there's no mention of UDMA in the
specs, it probably doesn't support it).  Most of Transcend's CF cards do
for instance.

- Nate

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