A small circuit can split the master/slave into two isolated masters that
would work in most or all cases. Is this of interest as a possible solution?


On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 3:35 PM Thierry Godefroy via Ql-Users <
ql-users@lists.q-v-d.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 23 Apr 2020 23:42:31 +0200, Peter Graf via Ql-Users wrote:
> > Fabrizio Diversi via Ql-Users wrote:
> > > -    As a slave I have a 4 GB Toshiba SD HC with a CF adapter Type II.
> >
> > Ah! Very good idea! With the right passive CF-IDE adapters, those might
> > not suffer the same problem as the SD-IDE converters, which allow no
> > slave.
> I'm afraid things are not *that* simple... :-(
> Based on Fabrizio's report, I bought and tried this adapter:
> https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B06XD8ZP1P
> Sadly, when plugged into the IDE to CF Card adapter (duly configured as
> a slave and which does cause a genuine CF Card to indeed behave as an
> IDE slave device when plugged in this adapter), the SDHC+CF card adapter
> combo behaves like if it is alone on the IDE bus, masking any other
> device connected to it (in my case, an IDE HD configured as master).
> I also tried to configure the IDE-CF adapter as master and the DD as
> slave, but the DD is still not seen on the bus when the SDHC+CF card
> adapter combo is plugged into the IDE-CF Card adapter.
> I returned that device today since it's of no use at all to me...
> If Fabrizio could quote the brand and model of his working SDHC to CF
> card adapter, it would save us a lot of troubles finding one that works
> as intended...
> Thierry.
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