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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Hul Tytus, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Hul Tytus

    Hul Tytus Guest

    sci.electronics.design
    compact-flash/ide adapter

    A compact-flash/ide adapter (SD-CF-IDE-A) from dealextreme.com worked well
    but only as a master, not as a slave, which is a distinct bother. Anyone know
    of an ide adapter that works either way, either from dealextreme or another
    dealer?

    Hul
     
  2. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest


    Is the other HDD set to 'CS' mode?
     
  3. Guest

    I'm not familiar with CS Mode - could you explain?

    Hul
     
  4. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    On the HDD there is a jumper to move to 'CS', instead of slave or
    master. This makes the device select a channel based on it's position
    on the cable.
     
  5. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    "Many drives feature an option called Cable Select (CS). With the
    correct type of IDE ribbon cable, these drives can be auto configured as
    master or slave. CS works like this: A jumper on each drive is set to
    the CS option. The cable itself is just like a normal IDE cable except
    for one difference -- Pin 28 only connects to the master drive
    connector. When your computer is powered up, the IDE interface sends a
    signal along the wire for Pin 28. Only the drive attached to the master
    connector receives the signal. That drive then configures itself as the
    master drive. Since the other drive received no signal, it defaults to
    slave mode. "

    http://computer.howstuffworks.com/ide4.htm
     
  6. Guest

    Thanks for the explaination. I tried that once but in a bit of a blind
    fashion. Another try may not hurt.

    Hul

     
  7. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    If the HDD is on CS and the IDE-flash/adaptor has a switch for it, set
    it as CS too. Then the cable with select M or S , the middle of the
    cable is master I believe (check me though).
     
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