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The Icon Bar: News and features: eBay Watch: CompactFlash Interface [updated]

eBay Watch: CompactFlash Interface [updated]

Posted by Andrew Duffell on 09:27, 18/4/2004 | , , , , ,
CompactFlash IDE InterfaceAnother gem has hit the eBay market in the form of CompactFlash IDE interfaces. These are a must if you want to silence your Risc PC, or replace the need for floppy discs.
renegadementor said he planned "to launch a series of hardware add-ons aimed squarely at the RISC OS market", but things have happened which have meant that this has been put on hold, leaving him with a stock of the handmade cards. The cards "will work with the RiscPC (and were actually designed for it)" says renegadementor, "although of course they work fine with any other system thet can use an IDE drive!".
Update: I was unsure if renegadementor wanted his name revealed, but he has emailed me to say it is OK. renegadementor is Gavin Smith the former editor of AcornEvolution. He has told iconbar.com "I will be launching this and other hardware properly in the near future - in the meantime, if someone wants an interface, can you ask them to email me at gavin(at)acornevolution.com and I will send them details."
eBay Auction (£18.00)
eBay Auctions: 1,2 (£20.00)
CompactFlash cards

  eBay Watch: CompactFlash Interface [updated]
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  ad (07:46 19/4/2004)
    Multipack Can (13:18 19/4/2004)
      ad (17:21 19/4/2004)
        martin (07:43 20/4/2004)
          pjwerdna (19:10 23/4/2004)
Gary Message #92855, posted at 04:07, 19/4/2004
Unregistered user One of the annoying things about RISC OS kit on eBay for an Australian RISC OS user, is the usual postage to UK only restriction. If it wasn't for that I'd probably have purchased one of these.
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Andrew Duffell Message #92856, posted by ad at 07:46, 19/4/2004, in reply to message #92855

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contact Gavin, and he may be able to negotiate a price for sending one to Aus.
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Multipack Can Message #92857, posted at 13:18, 19/4/2004, in reply to message #92856
Unregistered user Although these don't have LEDs (which would be quite nice), they are cheaper - and you can get dual ones...


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Andrew Duffell Message #92858, posted by ad at 17:21, 19/4/2004, in reply to message #92857

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Although, those haven't been tested on a Risc PC, and the ones Gavin are selling have.
Also supporting Gavin on this project will keep the money in the RISC OS circles.
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martin hansen Message #92859, posted by martin at 07:43, 20/4/2004, in reply to message #92858
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So now we know what is keeping Gavin so busy that acornevolution has had to take a back seat.
Good on you, Gavin: it looks like a neat piece of hardware.
I wonder if he is bringing it across from Ireland to sell at the Wakefield Show ?
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AJP Message #92860, posted by pjwerdna at 19:10, 23/4/2004, in reply to message #92859
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Note The linitx Dual CF card doesnt seem to work with RISC OS.

I tried it and it simply said 'bad sector'. The same interface and card work fine on a PC.

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