I use this controller in my older 8088 pc from Philips. The soldering part was fun and the installation very easy.
I did a test with my older 1.6 gig harddisk and it work like a charm. Even my older seagate 40mb at ide works.
Cf cards however is a bit more hassle, you need the proper adapter or it wont show after a reboot (crtl-alt-del) and then you are stuk on waiting. And let's face it, there a so many different cf types, so a few not working won't matter.
Great product, good value!
I would love to see more l products like this. Maybe an Adlib card for those "Commander Keen" games :-), sound blaster is way to new :-D
I installed this in a vintage DEC AlphaServer 1000a 5/333 in place of the original Dallas 1287. It seems to be working fine, caused no errors, and the computer holds settings during power off and unplug.
I really do recommend the product and also the seller which whom the communication was very good. The kit once assembled is working as it should, no surprise. What a dream to be able to hooked up an IDE HDD to my old XT computer. The kit is quite easy to assemble as long as you have a minimum of experience in welding. I've got no documentation with the kit but it is easily to fin on the web. Again, a minimum of good sense is required. So one word for me : PERFECT And thank you to still develop such a device nowadays.
Kathleen.(An electronic girl from Belgium :-)