Question about Sunrise CF-IDE

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By karloch

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28-01-2005, 00:31

At the Sunrise website says:
# Compact Flash card type I:
64MB Compact Flash card used as slave harddisk. CF memory cards are available from 8MB up to 1GB

# Compact Flash card type II:
340MB Microdrive used as master harddisk Microdrives are available from 340MB up to 1GB
Does that mean that I have to use a Microdrive to have a master interface? A regular CF type 1 card is forced to be slave? Is there a compatibility list of CF cards that are known to work well with the CF IDE?

Another question. I own currently the combi IDE+RS232. Could I use it at same time that the CF-IDE in order to use the RS232 interface and a CDROM drive?

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By Grauw

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28-01-2005, 01:12

1. No. You can use any kind of CF cart. As for compatibility, most recent and well-known brands (Sandisk, Dane-Elec, etc) should work just fine, only older (<32MB) carts are known to be problematic. Although I recall there was one brand which would only work from the primary CF slot, and not from the secondary one (but I don't recall the brand ;p).

2. Yes, you can.

I have a 128MB Sandisk, and a 16MB Sandisk CF cart, and they work without problems...

~Grauw

By karloch

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28-01-2005, 14:14

Thank you for your reply Smile

By karloch

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28-01-2005, 19:46

I have just mailed Hnostar, but they say that CF-IDE is out of stock... Any hint about when will Sunrise develop more units?

By Abi

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28-01-2005, 20:39

At the last fair in holland (MSX-Oss, 22-01-2005) Sunruise had some on stock.
Not that much but 3 iirc.

By sunrise

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28-01-2005, 21:23

Well apperantly I shall clear this thingy up.
If someone had seen the photoshoot of Grauw you should have known there is stock.
We had seven,sold 2 remains 5. There are three reservations , so if you say I want wnat one to reserve. I keep it aside for you.
Where Jesus Tarela of Hnostar makes a mistake is the fact that the normal interfaces are completely sold out, but those will be available again half february.

By karloch

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28-01-2005, 21:31

We had seven,sold 2 remains 5. There are three reservations , so if you say I want wnat one to reserve. I keep it aside for you.
Then, I say: I want one to reserve Smile

Where Jesus Tarela of Hnostar makes a mistake is the fact that the normal interfaces are completely sold out, but those will be available again half february.
Well, I was not asking him for normal interfaces but for the CompactFlash one.

By djh1697

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29-01-2005, 00:09

I have just mailed Hnostar, but they say that CF-IDE is out of stock... Any hint about when will Sunrise develop more units?

Why do they need to develop more units? The current one works fine. They need to make some more i think - i guess it is a case of demand, since they would have to manufacture a quantity of printed circuit boards, these have to be in a quantity for the right price.

By Grauw

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29-01-2005, 01:01

djh: Sunrise has only limited funds, and making hardware is expensive. That's why they usually focus on producing only one or two products at a time (in batches, indeed because that’s more cost-efficient), and when it has sold enough to earn their funds back, invest that in the production of a new batch of a different (possibly new) product. However, in the meantime it can (and does) happen that other products get out of stock.

~Grauw

By snout

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29-01-2005, 02:46

I think that's a great approach. No one benefits from Sunrise going bankrupt, or being stuck with 10 Video9000 extensions never to be sold, right? Near-custom-built-hardware is the way to go Wink

By Algorythms

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29-01-2005, 22:48

I just bought one Smile

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