debs3759 wrote on 2020-08-30, 00:33:
I don't have experience of CF-IDE yet, but surely a connector with pins, as on a motherboard, is the male, and the female has the holes the male slots into?
I'll soon be looking for an adapter I can slot into a FDD bay, so I can easily swap cards for different OS and other needs. It'll be easier for me to have a separate boot disk for every graphics card I will be testing in my VLB system.
Just checked, yup you're right. I always remember it as "you know what one the male is because it has the nuts". And for things like coaxial connectors that works fine. But I just assumed that because the plug goes into the socket, that the plug would be male and socket female.
I guess I assumed its gender...
Sadly all my front bays, both 3.5 and 5.25 on the case I'm trying to find are already spoken for already, although how often I'll use the zip disk is questionable...
Thermalwrong wrote on 2020-08-30, 00:56:
What adapters are you all typically using?
I designed up one to fit some old dual-slot CF adapter to fit the back of my 386 PC and it works very well for the task. I could design up something to fit a 3.5" bay or floppy bay if there's a common type you'd recommend
The recommendation I've seen on here is "the cheapest you can find on the bay of fleas" because CF is pin compatible with IDE so it's literally just an adaptor. Sometimes with pretty lights.
I found something like what I'm hunting for here:
I'm honestly surprised it's had to gone the way of the 3D printer to make something so simple.