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    Compact Flash cards

    hello i would like to use an 8gb and a 1gb compact flash card on the same ide device so combining the storage capacity into 9gb because i only have one ide port and i would like to use the CF's and a hard drive or cd drive in my pc, i have looked on google for this type of adaptor but i can only find ones that use both master and slave drives for the cards.

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    Afaik, can't be done easily. You can buy an extra IDE card for additional IDE ports, or change you motherboard, but 3 into 2 doesn't go.
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    Try this

    Quote Originally Posted by coreyspeed View Post
    hello i would like to use an 8gb and a 1gb compact flash card on the same ide device so combining the storage capacity into 9gb because i only have one ide port and i would like to use the CF's and a hard drive or cd drive in my pc, i have looked on google for this type of adaptor but i can only find ones that use both master and slave drives for the cards.
    Do not know what happened, tried to reply before but can't see it anywhere here.

    Maybe this would be sort of help:

    http://www.cartft.com/catalog/il/471

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    Your best bet is to get a IDE to USB converter for the CD/DVD drive because it wont be used as much as the Hard Drive, and to get a IDE to Compact flash card thing that has a spot for a CF card on each side for the CF cards. I have 2 8GB CF cards attached to it and it works fine.

    Plug the CF's into the IDE port and then the CD/DVD into a open USB.

    Just go to ebay and search "IDE to CF" you can probably get one for under $5, and then search "IDE to USB".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoryF View Post
    Your best bet is to get a IDE to USB converter for the CD/DVD drive because it wont be used as much as the Hard Drive, and to get a IDE to Compact flash card thing that has a spot for a CF card on each side for the CF cards. I have 2 8GB CF cards attached to it and it works fine.

    Plug the CF's into the IDE port and then the CD/DVD into a open USB.

    Just go to ebay and search "IDE to CF" you can probably get one for under $5, and then search "IDE to USB".

    -CoryF
    do you have any thing else connected on the cable i.e cd drive or hdd want to know if you see one 16gb drive or 2 8's

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    Quote Originally Posted by coreyspeed View Post
    do you have any thing else connected on the cable i.e cd drive or hdd want to know if you see one 16gb drive or 2 8's
    No the IDE to CF converter plugs right into the IDE port on the mother board there are no cables involved.
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