SD/CF reader in an A500

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SD/CF reader in an A500

Post by bnice7 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:47 pm

Hi all! I've been lurking here for a while, finally joined the forum and this is my first post. I built myself a TF536, everything is as stable as can be and what a fun/relaxing build it was too. I took my time with it and with a little hand-holding from Paul J. I got the cpld programmed with no issues. Thanks to TerribleFire for developing this!

I'm curious what solutions people are using to either mount or stash away your IDE/CF or SD card readers? Are you just shoving them inside the case somewhere and isolating to make sure nothing gets shorted, or do you leave it hanging out from the side expansion port? I have a short 44-pin IDE cable, maybe 2 inches long if that. I also have the IDE buffers on-hand if I want to try a longer cable. I'm tempted to try to design something 3D printed, but don't want to re-invent the wheel if there's already a simple solution for this.

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Re: SD/CF reader in an A500

Post by 8 Bit Dreams » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:07 pm

People in Scotland usually dismantle their Amigas and throw all casings away, so swapping cards isn't a problem there, also ide cables are pretty short.. germans usually are storing their hard drives CF & SD cards in neighbours house, so if FBI breaks in while You are hacking Pentagon with Your Amiga A500 - You'll be safe since no physical storage in Your house will be found.. that's why they need long cables and buffered IDE interface lol :lol: :P :P :P
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Re: SD/CF reader in an A500

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:54 pm

8 Bit Dreams wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:07 pm
People in Scotland usually dismantle their Amigas and throw all casings away, so swapping cards isn't a problem there,

So not true... I still have case, but I lost all screws. :P

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Re: SD/CF reader in an A500

Post by bnice7 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:42 pm

:lol: :lol: That must be a really long IDE cable!

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Re: SD/CF reader in an A500

Post by pipper » Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:05 pm

My low tec solution using a SDCard extender
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Re: SD/CF reader in an A500

Post by Mark Sealey » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:14 pm

lol nie post....love the sd card extender option...i have one in my A600 Furia...As for the A500+ I tried a IDE splitter buffered thing and could not get the second channel to work....!
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