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PCMCIA -> ATA or PCMCIA -> CF -> ATA

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ralph & Diane Barone, Jan 10, 2004.

  1. I'm looking to convert an old tablet PC (which I haven't bought yet,
    therefore no make or model information) into a home MP3 player and I am
    currently considering storage expansion issues (maybe 80 - 120 MB). I
    would like to interface an external 3.5" hard drive to the tablet and was
    wondering how feasible it would be to do this through a PCMCIA card slot.
    From what I can tell from browsing Google, the PCMCIA standard is based on
    the AT bus standard, and CF cards are based on the ATA standard.
    Therefore, it shouldn't be hard to interface a standard ATA hard drive to a
    PCMCIA card slot. Does anybody have any pointers/advice on whether this is
    feasible?
     
    Ralph & Diane Barone, Jan 10, 2004
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  2. Oops, that was supposed to be 80 - 120 GB, not MB.
     
    Ralph & Diane Barone, Jan 10, 2004
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