Looking for an IDE simulator

Patrick Finnegan pat at vax11.net
Fri Aug 28 12:52:02 CDT 2020

I've standardized on, and been happy with these:

There's a lot of vendors that sell them, including on ebay and Amazon.  I
haven't really had any problem with those adapters, including on native ISA
IDE controllers and XT-IDE.

There's IDE to CF adapters too, but I find SD cards easier to use and
cheaper/easier to get in bulk.


On Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 12:07 PM Noel Chiappa via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> After having a run of almost half a dozen IDE hard drive failures recently
> in
> a short period of time (on my older desktops which use them, I've decided
> that
> I should see if there's an IDE emulator (using SD cards) available I could
> switch to. (I'm not sure why I had so many failures in such a short
> period; I
> can only conclude that they're too old now, and reaching the end of their
> service lives.
> So soes anyone have one (or more) they can recommend? (IDE simulators
> only; I
> don't want to have to mess around changing anything more than I
> _absolutely_
> have to)? I did find these guys:
>      http://store.mesanet.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=74_64
> in an online search - the CFADPTHD seems like it's close to what I'd want,
> except it's Compact Flash; I'd have preferred SD but I guess converting
> their interface to IDE is more work.
>       Noel

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