[Arm-netbook] Sourcing PCMCIA type 2 and type 3 cases

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Wed May 17 21:38:26 BST 2017

On Wed, May 17, 2017 at 9:30 PM,  <ronwirring at safe-mail.net> wrote:

> Is the pc card's casing this one
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conditional-access_module

 yyep, that's the one!  it's actually PCMCIA - CAM cards are
pin-compatible and electronically compatible with PCMCIA then they do
this weird flip-over thing... i think.  in case you're not aware of
it, PCMCIA is actually... get this... it's the old IBM AT/XT bus!!
isn't that hilarious?  CompactFlash is just an 8-bit version of the
same thing, and *both* are *directly* pin-compatible with IDE drives!

 which is why you can get a CF-to-2.5in IDE adapter from e.g.
hwtools.net.  or, i did 10 years ago, anyway.


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