Is it possible to use an IDE to sd adapter instead of a hdd?

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Is it possible to use an IDE to sd adapter instead of a hdd?

Post#1 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:57 am

Hi all,

Im still waiting for some parts to start the ultimate dreamcast mods. I'm waiting on stuff like the Dell modem and the blank chip for installing a second bios.
But that's no problem, it gives me some time to think about other possibilities within the dreamcast shell itself.
So yesterday I was thinking about these IDE mod, but I don't want to have a huge hdd inside the dreamcast shell. So I did some searching on Amazon for an "IDE to SD card adapter", it seems this things exist, but I want to know if someone else has tried this adapter and if he or she can tell me about their experience about using it.

Thanks
XVO

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Simplebit
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Re: Is it possible to use an IDE to sd adapter instead of a hdd?

Post#2 » Thu May 03, 2018 9:30 am

it only support IDE to CF i think, not IDE to SD, also DC serial port support SD card directly

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Re: Is it possible to use an IDE to sd adapter instead of a hdd?

Post#3 » Thu May 03, 2018 10:28 am

I use IDE to CF and then CF to SD and it works great!
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Re: Is it possible to use an IDE to sd adapter instead of a hdd?

Post#4 » Thu May 03, 2018 12:10 pm

Thanks for answering my question. How is the reading speed over serial?

Edit, there are a lot of ide to cf drives.
@NeoSnk what brand is your reader?
I found a lot readers/converters on AliExpress, but don't know what brand will work.

Thanks
XVO

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