CF to SD card adapter


#1

Given that CF cards are a bit harder to find and more expensive than SD cards got me to wondering if anyone has tried to use a SD card adapter? I suspect that it won’t work due to the interface differences and I did actually try it a few years back with no success, but was wondering if the technology has moved on in that time? (probably 5 years ago)


#2

Good question. CF cards are the main reason I have avoided an OT to be honest. I have my own rule that I don’t deal with CF cards or smartmedia. I had enough of those with my old MPC1K and Electribe ESX-1 back in the day. When I sold those I told myself I was done with anything but SD cards and I’ve held myself to that. If the OT went to an SD card, I’d probably break down and buy one.


#3

What’s the matter with CF cards ?
They are still not rare, and won’t break easily ?
Actually I have 2 spares and never use them…

What have I overlooked ?


#4

The cf cards themselves are fine but the pins inside the machines are notoriously fragile.

Mpc1000 users will know this!

Glad Roland use sd cards on the sp404a!


#5

Yes!


#6

Thats why i keep mine allways inside the OT :wink:


#7

For my own interest my laptop has a SD reader built in (I also have a USB CF reader) so it is merely a matter of convenience, aside from the aforementioned reasons.


#8

Seems cheap enough to try…


#9

I’ve yet to see a cf adaptor for sd cards that was back loaded. All the ones I’ve seen side load and would require pulling out the cf card to gain access to.


#10

I seem to remember reading something about CF cards being more stable to read/stream from than SD cards. With the static(?) machines on the OT streaming from the card this is somewhat of an actual benefit. I think…

Please correct me if I’m mistaken


#11

Yep, that’s the main point to test, if everything else work.