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Nice little gadget, pretty big profile., May 1, 2012

SD / Secure Digital Card to IDE 3.5" Male Adapter with Bracket
This device works great!! It connects directly to the IDE Controller on the Motherboard and does detect as the size of the memory card. I used this device to install linux on for a MythTV Frontend I was working on and was very happy with it. My idea was to use the memory card in read-only mode and use AuFS or UnionFS so the card never gets written to again. That way I don't have another MythTV Frontend crash somewhere down the line because the hard drive decided to fail. The adapter completely ignores the read-only toggle on the memory card. I kinda suspected this when I bought it as hard drives don't have a read-only jumper, etc. So this is likely because of a limitation in IDE itself makes implementation of read-only impossible. But linux will mount a volume read-only, so no worries.The adapter is a little longer than expected. This device doesn't plug into a motherboard like a normal controller. It simply takes up a slot in the back of the computer and...

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This device works great!! It connects directly to the IDE Controller on the Motherboard and does detect as the size of the memory card. I used this device to install linux on for a MythTV Frontend I was working on and was very happy with it. My idea was to use the memory card in read-only mode and use AuFS or UnionFS so the card never gets written to again. That way I don't have another MythTV Frontend crash somewhere down the line because the hard drive decided to fail. The adapter completely ignores the read-only toggle on the memory card. I kinda suspected this when I bought it as hard drives don't have a read-only jumper, etc. So this is likely because of a limitation in IDE itself makes implementation of read-only impossible. But linux will mount a volume read-only, so no worries.The adapter is a little longer than expected. This device doesn't plug into a motherboard like a normal controller. It simply takes up a slot in the back of the computer and...
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