IDE - CF Adapter Bootable CF Slot

The Addonics IDE CF adapter is the ideal solution for industrial PC, embedded system or applications that required a simple and economical bootable CF slot. Designed to connect directly to the ubiquitous IDE port, the small form factor of this IDE CF adapter can be easily mounted inside a standard 3.5" drive bay, PCI slot or anywhere inside the system. Also available now is the SATA CF adapter for faster performance and more flexibility

2007-05-23 CF - 2.5" IDE Adapter

If you have a PowerBook or iBook with an IDE bus and have outgrown its hard drive, want to reduce the 'Book's weight by several ounces, would like to run more quietly, or simply like to tinker, the Addonics CF Hard Drive Adapter could be worthwhile investment - especially if you have some CF cards that aren't being used.

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2006-08-10 CF - IDE Adapter

ADDONICS will please everyone with this Compactflash to IDE interface that allows booting any OS on Earth from a microdrive or CF memory card, but does so using a Serial-ATA connection.

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2006-07-21 CF - IDE Adapter

Boot any OS on Earth from a CF card or Microdrive. The adapter's construction is good, the price is right, and the ability to turn it from a front side bay adapter to one hidden in the back via the included PCI bracket is a nice bonus.

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  • Compatible with CFI/II and Micro Drive*
  • IDE interface
  • Support master or slave setting
  • Mount in standard  3.5" drive bay (or 5 1/4" drive bay with optional bay converter, AAMK53)
  • Choice of black or ivory color bay bracket
  • Include PCI bracket to mount in full height PCI slot
  • Bootable
  • Supports DMA and Ultra DMA modes. A compatible flash media card will be required to use these modes.
  • Compatible** with DOS, Windows 3.1, NT4, 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP, Vista, Windows 7, Linux

* CF Type II or MicroDrive can only be installed into the CF1 position of the adapter.
**Media must be in the device during boot up. Media is not hot swappable

Supported media Compact Flash Type I/II, Micro Drive (see Micro Drive limitations FAQ)
Maximum Read / Write Speed: Depends on the media
OS Support: DOS, Windows 3.1, NT, 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS 8.6 or higher, Linux
Dimensions: adapter: 3.18 x 2.44 x .35 in (81 x 62 x 9 mm)
3.5"  bay frame: 4.02 x 3.82 x 1 in (102 x 97 x 25 mm)
Power: +5V from PC power supply
Storage Temperature: -20 °C to + 60 °C
Storage Humidity: 5 - 90%
Warranty: One Year


ADIDECF - (IDE CF adapter, ivory color bay)
IDE - CF adapter mounted in 3.5inch drive bay metal frame (ivory color), 1 full height PCI bracket, 1 power Y-cable,
Price: 24.99
ADIDECFB - (IDE CF adapter, black color bay)
IDE - CF adapter mounted in 3.5inch drive bay metal frame (black color), 1 full height PCI bracket,1 power Y-cable,
Price: 24.99
ADIDECF-N - (IDE CF adapter, no bay bracket)
IDE - CF adapter, 1 full height PCI bracket, 1 power Y-cable,
Price: 21.99


AAIDECFBKB (3.5" bay bracket for ADIDECF-N, black)
AAIDECFBKB 3.5" drive bay mounting bracket for the ADIDECF-N. Black color.
Price: 3.75
AAIDECFBKW (3.5" bay bkt for ADIDECF-N, ivory color)
AAIDECFBKW 3.5" drive bay mounting bracket for the ADIDECF-N. Ivory color.
Price: 3.75