Originally to: Padraig Brady
Padraig Brady was alleged to have said to All
something about [ILUG] Floppy adaptor for Compact Flash
PB> Sean Rima wrote:
PB> > Originally to: All
PB> > I am wondering if anyone has used one of these Floppy drives adpators
PB> > Compact Flashes with Linux. Basically, from my understanding the thing
PB> is put
PB> > into the floppy drive, the CF into it and it _so_ say can be read by
PB> > as a normal floppy drive.
PB> > I need something to get pictures from a HP 210 Digi camera which
PB> > to be supported by gPhoto and HP seem unwilling to send out how it is
PB> > communicated with.
PB> > Sean
PB> USB CF readers are probably your best bet. Any reader that
PB> supports the standard "USB storage" should work under Linux.
PB> Note CompactFlash cards have ide logic inbuilt. I.E. they actually
PB> present themselves as ATAPI hard drives. So the easiest way
PB> to go is to use a PASSIVE adapter to the IDE controller or
PB> PCMCIA interface. This should be a simpler/cheaper solution
PB> than a floppy drive adapter which would have to do some ACTIVE
PB> mapping of the interfaces, and also the FDC would probably
PB> introduce a bottleneck in data transfer. For e.g. lexar and
PB> sandisk to name a couple are comming out with faster cards.
PB> Lexar are naming them as 2X, 4X ... 16X, X being the equivalent
PB> CD speed (I.E. 150KB/s), so max speed is now 2.4MB/s.
PB> Sandisk have an ultra line that does 2.8MB/s
Thanks for the URLs, I am going through each of them to see which would suit my
needs best. Saying that I have just built a 486 with Win95 for the kids and may
dig out the original software for the camera and see if I can get a port sniffer
to scan the serial port to write my own linux backend for sane.
... MSDOS = MicroShafts Distribution of Sh.. ******* Try Linux ! *******
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