HI ,

I m actually thinking about a strange idea, that seems a little bit against the purpose of having a very small embedded system.

But is there a way to plug an IDE HDD to a compact flash connector (like the one on the NETCF boards) . I think its possible but I didnt find any connector on the net so far . Actually after looking at the spec I’m sure it’s possible because CF->IDE connector are easily found. But I cannot found any commercially available one. The idea is to connect the gum stick directly to the HDD and act as a NAS.. and implement an easy way to cluster multiple system together and add fault tolerance and probably p2p maintenance


Benoit Hudzia

PhD Student

PCRG group

University College Dublin