Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

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Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

Post by photonstorm » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:50 pm

The subject says it all! I know the Falcon can be picky about which CF cards it will actually accept for the IDE to CF converter, so can anyone recommend a brand / model of card to buy that will work?

Cheers,

Rich

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Re: Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

Post by exxos » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:49 am

Sandisk are normally the ones which are less picky than other brands. I use a sd2ide adapter in mine.
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Re: Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

Post by derkom » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:01 am

exxos wrote:
Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:49 am
I use a sd2ide adapter in mine.
Seconded. After running into way too many CF cards that just wouldn't play nice, I started using one of these (random Amazon link, it's a Chinese product you can find anywhere). Haven't had a single problem since.

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Re: Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

Post by Steve » Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:13 am

Oddly I've never had issues, but maybe I only have decent CF cards :) I recommend anything by Transcend, they're the bee's knees.

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Re: Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

Post by thtna71 » Mon Sep 06, 2021 4:57 am

And an additional question: what's the maximum size that will be accepted by a falcon if I use a compact flash card ? 4gb ?

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Re: Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

Post by Steve » Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:42 am

As far as I know you could put pretty much any size you want in it, as long as you partition it to the TOS standards, ie; 1gb max size for the falcon. There may be limits to the maximum amount of partitions too. Honestly I'd recommend a 4gb transcend 'industrial' CF card as it uses more resilient memory.

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Re: Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

Post by pixelpusher » Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:38 pm

photonstorm wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:50 pm
The subject says it all! I know the Falcon can be picky about which CF cards it will actually accept for the IDE to CF converter, so can anyone recommend a brand / model of card to buy that will work?

Cheers,

Rich
You might consider durable SLC based CF cards like the Transcend Industrial 2GB CompactFlash I card - (TS2GCF300) - which works in the Falcon.

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Re: Which CF cards work with the IDE to CF converter for Falcon?

Post by thtna71 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:28 am

Thanks for the help guys.

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