I'm using both kind of Adapters, IDE->CF with a braket and IDE->SD like it is linked on the first page of this thread (or as you can see on my picture below). But as you already stated, the prices for CF cards are rising, while the prices for SD cards are quiet low these days. So I bought more of the IDE-SD adapters for my retro-rigs. But as they were only loose PCBs I already had a short-circuit because I wasn't sure where to put this thing... and while moving the runing PC around it fell on the floor of the computercase... stopped working obviously 😉
So I made a small housing with my 3D printer, so that I could lay it anywhere into the case without the danger of another short circuit. But now I still have to have the case open or have to open it for switching the SD cards. So I've designed a 3.5" housing for this thing. I'll have to print a first example this night and test if all measurements are good, but if it is, I'll upload it to thingiverse so that you can print it out for yourself if you want to use this kind of IDE->SD adapters in your rig.
You. Sir. Might be the savior we need. I have been looking for a solution like this for so long, but I do not have the modelling experience. I will gladly tip you on Thingiverse for this. Young Skywalker, we will watch your career with great interest.
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