Author Topic: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2  (Read 17119 times)

moroz

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CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« on: January 19, 2013, 04:31:16 PM »
Hello,
i was wondering if it is possible to attach a CF to 2.5" SSD adapter to the 5DM2 or 5DM3 CF slot.
the benefit will be a higher transfer rate and cheaper storage.
for example we can attach an adapter like this one: http://cgi.ebay.fr/CF-Compact-Flash-Type-I-II-to-2-5-SATA-Serial-Adapter-/330622187624?pt=US_Drive_Cables_dapters&hash=item4cfa9e3868
(the CF female side should be a 2 to 3 inch cabled dummy CF card)
one of the problem would be related to the power supply system. but i can't see what could be the other obstacles...?
what do you think?
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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 04:59:45 PM »
No beacuse that adapter works the other way around  ;)
It converts a CF to a SATA disk
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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 05:11:34 PM »
I don't think such adapter exist and you will have to find a way to close the card door for the camera to power up.
Once done max speed will still be the one of the camera CF reader/writer.
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moroz

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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 10:39:50 PM »
okay
let's forget this thing

moroz

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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 10:48:20 PM »
nanomad:
the idea is to transfer the write data directly to the SSD via a CF input
we can also find "Sata to CF"  adapter on ebay

scrax:
maybe we can find a way to connect a thin cable to the CF slot and file a millimeter of  the card  door ?

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CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 03:45:06 AM »
Try it out and let us know how it goes. You might also be able to find the trigger pressed by the closed card door and manually keep it pressed while leaving the door open.

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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 01:43:30 PM »
hello Francis,
now that we have RAW video on the 5DM3 , it seems that some people are converging toward a question i asked 5 mnths ago
http://www.magiclantern.fm/forum/index.php?topic=5470.25

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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 11:44:54 AM »
it would be amazing if they manage to do it!   :o

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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 11:54:20 AM »
Comparing with SSD, CF card prices are ridiculously high, can I understand that CF cards are more difficult or more expensive to produce?

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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 02:21:30 PM »
What about something like this http://www.misco.co.uk/Product/162271/StarTech-com-Bi-Directional-SATA-IDE-Adapter-Converter

Looks like cf is a form of ide 40/41 pin out.
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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2014, 01:35:21 PM »
i just created an account to say you are a genius and your idea is ahead of its time! well done; if i was a betting man, i'd bet there will be a commercial solution one day but unfortunately not today :( i googled exactly this and found your post.  it reminds me that about 20 years ago i was bringing my pc to friends parties as an mp3 music jukebox.  great idea!

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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2015, 08:53:03 PM »
"i just created an account to say you are a genius" I agree with your statement. I still looking for a solution based on this concept: Plug into Canon MK II or MK III a Female Compact Fash pin adapter to USB 3 or SSD interface. Does anybody found something??

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Re: CompactFlash to SSD adapter for 5DM3 or 5DM2
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2015, 04:58:07 PM »
FYI, let me assure that I'm not discouraging anyone to stop this project but I have done this awhile ago. The technology advancement of memory cards today are faster or equal that of the SSD drive; pushing to achieve the goal of Compact Flash-to-IDE or Compact Flash-to-SATA requires amount of time . I hope you succeed. Here's link to an initial step I did back then: