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gerrydoire
June 1st, 2012, 10:39 PM
Adtron Solid State Drive SSD Dual-Slot Drive and ISA Bus Card

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Adtron-Solid-State-Drive-SSD-Dual-Slot-Drive-and-ISA-Bus-Card-/180776327294?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a171bd87e

Anyone familair with this device?

k2x4b524[
June 1st, 2012, 11:23 PM
looks like it uses some kind of pcmcia style memory card for the cards

pearce_jj
June 2nd, 2012, 12:50 AM
40 pin keyed header on the card looks like it could be an IDE interface.

Chuck(G)
June 2nd, 2012, 07:08 AM
It took 15 seconds with google to find this (http://www.adtron.com/pdf/SDDA-Installation-RevD-071105.pdf)--and that Adtron is still very much in business.

dorkbert
June 2nd, 2012, 08:04 AM
that looks like PCMCIA adapter. personally I would feel very foolish spending 100 bucks on something like that...

gerrydoire
June 2nd, 2012, 08:13 AM
It took 15 seconds with google to find this (http://www.adtron.com/pdf/SDDA-Installation-RevD-071105.pdf)--and that Adtron is still very much in business.

I emailed the company asking if this legacy product supports 8088 CPU or
requires a 80286+....

I have another product here that is similar, uses intel flash chips and it's also an
8 bit ISA card, but the firmware requires a 80286 CPU.

:)

Chuck(G)
June 2nd, 2012, 08:28 AM
I wonder if the firmware is 8088 or 80286... considering it's 8bit ISA..

Not that there's going to be much of anything in the firmware, I suspect that it's largely geared toward the 286+ crowd. Consider--it requires an IDE controller to work. 8-bit IDE controllers weren't that common (I'm not counting XTA-type since those are a completely different animal).

Regardless, this thing is not worth the Benjamin that the seller is asking. Better to get an XTIDE, I think.

gerrydoire
June 2nd, 2012, 12:37 PM
Not that there's going to be much of anything in the firmware, I suspect that it's largely geared toward the 286+ crowd. Consider--it requires an IDE controller to work. 8-bit IDE controllers weren't that common (I'm not counting XTA-type since those are a completely different animal).

Regardless, this thing is not worth the Benjamin that the seller is asking. Better to get an XTIDE, I think.


Most likely..... O_O

k2x4b524[
June 2nd, 2012, 02:07 PM
look at the ebay pictures, it's 2 pieces, it IS the controller and the drive is the thing you put in the drive bay. I actually saw one of these but looked over it because i had no clue what it was.

Chuck(G)
June 2nd, 2012, 02:54 PM
Still not worth $100, IMOHO.