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Third Party => Repairing and Upgrading Rockbox Capable Players => Topic started by: isanggon on May 15, 2009, 09:22:30 PM

Title: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: isanggon on May 15, 2009, 09:22:30 PM
http://noteking.co.kr/goods/view.php?goodsno=4957

I think this is the best. And the price is acceptable(22000 KRW(17.42 USD)).

Iriver h1x0/3x0, gigabeat f/x, cowon x5 can easily use zif hdd with this convertor.

Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: penartur on May 16, 2009, 06:07:08 AM
However it seems that noteking will sell only to a korean customers, and i cannot find anything like this on ebay, only old huge chinese adapters are available.
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: isanggon on May 16, 2009, 07:54:42 AM
Okay,, I'll ask them to sell on ebay :)
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: penartur on May 16, 2009, 09:59:03 AM
I will buy one or maybe two :)
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: pwhodges on May 16, 2009, 04:31:46 PM
Me too!

Paul
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: unnilennium on May 17, 2009, 11:04:15 PM
me too

JP
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: isanggon on May 17, 2009, 11:15:38 PM
Sad news. They don't have any plan of selling convertor on ebay.  :-\

Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: unnilennium on May 17, 2009, 11:44:57 PM
they do not have any way to sell easily to a non korean, english speaking ?
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: AlexP on May 18, 2009, 02:21:14 AM
Perhaps someone Korean would volunteer to organise a group buy then post them off to other people?
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: pwhodges on May 18, 2009, 02:47:04 AM
I have just got the following email from them (I'm pretty sure) in reply to an attempt to contact them through their website pressing buttons a bit blindly..., so it may be possible to buy from outside Korea:

Quote
Hello!
Nice to meet you.This is Brandy from NOTE OPTION.My colleague recieved your message from NATEON.Thanks for your interest in our products.
If you live in Seoul,you can come to our store.If you live abroad,you can call our service telephone number(82-2-703-0222/82-070-7010-4308),or you can add my MSN brandylee80@hotmail.com. Thank you.
 
 best regards
from brandy

Paul
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: isanggon on May 18, 2009, 06:38:55 AM

I received convertor today and tried to test with h120.
It needs some modification. Bottom rubber moved and upper rubber(on hdd) need to be cutted. But It's very easier than any other convertor. It's very comportable.

I'll upload some picture.

Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: unnilennium on May 18, 2009, 10:27:35 AM
can you upload also some pictures for the order, as i am a little korean impered.

cheers
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: isanggon on May 19, 2009, 06:39:01 AM

Okay,, If anyone want to buy that convertor, please send me some information. I'll buy and send to you.

1. shipping place
2. quantity

If you send me these information(through e-mail), I'll calcurate total amount of money(buying and shipping fee) and notice to you.

My e-mail is isanggon@hanmail.net


The deadline for making application is this sunday(05/24/2009). :)
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: pwhodges on May 21, 2009, 05:02:24 AM
This is most generous - will you be accepting money by PayPal?
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: isanggon on May 21, 2009, 06:49:55 AM
Paypal would be okay.

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Attached some pictures.



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Now application is over. I'll order and send to you.:)

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Order completed. I'll ship to you as soon as possible.:)

Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: psycho_maniac on May 30, 2009, 03:04:41 AM
so this works pretty good than?
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: isanggon on June 11, 2009, 05:27:07 AM
Works great with h120/140:)
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on July 29, 2009, 07:16:25 AM
There is also a new ZIF adaptor:
http://libmart.co.kr/mart/mall.php?cat=003007007&query=view&no=4166

I just ordered 3 pcs. yesterday and if anyone is interested buying one can PM or by e-mail: snapper@bluewin.ch
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: psycho_maniac on July 30, 2009, 01:10:26 AM
how much a piece?
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on July 30, 2009, 01:14:44 AM
I will let you now the price as soon I get the convertors.
I have to wait and see if Swiss customs will charge me any import duty on it.
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on August 29, 2009, 02:11:00 AM
Hi,
They cost $27.50 each incl. shipping and packaging

Payment: bank transfer or PayPal

PM: snapper@bluewin.ch
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: pwhodges on September 01, 2009, 05:09:13 AM
Thanks!  This new converter is great - as it fits within the size of the IDE-style disks, it can be used even in the iriver H3x0 without forcing or pressure, which no earlier converters can.  The fit into the zif connector of my Toshiba disk was very tight, though, but it was OK when I was brave enough to push a bit harder.

Paul
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: Flowah on September 02, 2009, 04:10:41 PM
Where did you guys buy your Toshiba drive?
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on September 09, 2009, 07:36:57 AM
I do buy Toshiba drives from various vendors. Mainly through ebay or directly from Santech (USA).
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: armogur on September 13, 2009, 10:36:46 AM
can someone tell me that this libmart product is usable with Toshiba MK1231GAL HDD in iAudio X5L?
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: pwhodges on September 13, 2009, 11:25:09 AM
Physically, it is usable anywhere, as the ZIF disk plus adapter is the exact same size as the disks with the IDE socket.  Electronically, I suppose it is like the two-platter 240GB version, and thus would require a special version of RockBox to handle the sector size (this has been done for the 240GB disk in an iriver player).

Paul
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: ej0rge on September 13, 2009, 02:53:05 PM
can someone tell me that this libmart product is usable with Toshiba MK1231GAL HDD in iAudio X5L?

There are no reports of success with the MK1231GAL in anything but a 2nd gen zune or a 6th gen ipod classic.

And that includes no reports of success in netbooks, laptops, usb enclosures, etc.

Toshiba won't say why.
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on September 27, 2009, 12:17:03 PM
Attention:
mikelee looks like to be a scammer ! :-\
So far non of the orders have arrived.
Will update if assumption is wrong.

Update October 29, 2009
He is a scammer !!!
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on October 11, 2009, 01:56:55 PM
New ZIF adapter is selling at $27.50 incl. shipping worldwide

If you like to order one just send mail to: snapper@bluewin.ch

Payment by Paypal

I'm still able to sell the ZIF adapter for the same price.
(edited February 19, 2010)

Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: psycho_maniac on October 16, 2009, 04:35:26 PM
did you find another person to buy form? what happened to mikelee??
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on October 17, 2009, 11:47:36 AM
No, but due to a very good business connection I'm able to get them at a discount.

In the meantime I have claimed a fraud against him.
I have no answer back from PayPal yet.

In the meantime I have made a instruction manual for these fantastic ZIF / IDE adapter.


http://rapidshare.com/files/295195289/Toshiba_ZIF_Drive_Instructions_Manual.pdf
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: psycho_maniac on October 17, 2009, 02:24:24 PM
 rapidshare has no free users right now so i cant check it out :(
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: peteswensson on October 17, 2009, 04:16:07 PM
I just checked that out and found that the free option was available (as well as a faster "premium" option).  The file download only took seconds with the free option.

Thanks, Peter, for making that instruction manual.  Not knowing how to insert the ZIF connector properly, I broke a hard drive and had to order another one.  (I shoved too hard.)  Expensive mistake!
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: psycho_maniac on October 21, 2009, 01:46:18 PM
working now. i know they have a free user option and a premium option. when i clicked the free user option they said they didnt have any more slots open for free users. now they do.
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: sixthofmay on March 21, 2010, 12:07:41 AM
Here's some more links and info for the tiny libmart.co.kr adapter (http://libmart.co.kr/mart/mall.php?cat=003007007&query=view&no=4166):
Product Name: LIB ZENDER
Model Number:  AN-ZIF219

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/4546/bdjcpgb2kkgrhgookiiejll.jpg)

(http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/1725/anzif219withpata3018.jpg)

I bought several from ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280416830517

If the link goes dead, search for:
ZIF HDD,SSD to 1.8 inch TOSHIBA type converter,zender

The seller:
http://myworld.ebay.com/libmartcom/

For reference:
http://corkhead.com/wp/?p=6

I've been using one for about 3 months now on a Samsung HS082HB 80GB in an X5. The part that fits into the zif connector is not a kapton or mylar flat printed circuit (like most zif cables), but appears to be ordinary FR4 fiberglass PCB material, just really really thin FR4. As such it appears quite fragile. So I put a dab of 5 minute epoxy on the adapter housing ends, just a tiny amount to give additional support, but not too much that I can't get it apart later if need be. And yes I can confirm that the overall length is the same as the old Toshibas.
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on March 21, 2010, 01:16:31 AM
Thank you sixthofmay for your comment and pictures.

I still sell this adapters for $27.50 incl. packaging and postage anywhere in the world.

Just send me an e-mail to: snapper@bluewin.ch

 
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on July 13, 2010, 01:47:50 PM
Hi
I still sell the adapter for $25.00 incl. shipping
Money transfer by PayPal
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on January 10, 2011, 02:17:10 PM
This ZIF adapters are no longer available (production ceased end of 2010).
I still have some for sale at the same price.
First in first serve until stock last !
It really is a pitty  :-\

GOOD NEWS I STILL GOT SOME FOR SALE FOR $ 27.50 incl. postage !
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on March 22, 2011, 03:14:42 PM
GOOD NEWS I STILL GOT SOME FOR SALE FOR $ 27.50 incl. postage !
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: snaut on April 05, 2011, 04:28:00 AM
Send 25 USD to Koala007 and recieved nothing after 2 months. Now he does not answer my mail. Be careful! He stopped answering to me just after recievng money, but when i opened dispute at paypal he said that will ship shortly, so i`ve closed case and don`t have ability to open again it once closed.
  
His data is: personal data deleted
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on April 05, 2011, 04:54:12 AM
Hi snaut, I'm not very happy with the comment you made in the forum.
I always answer my mails and I'm sad to hear that you did not receive the ZIF adapter ! Please get in touch with me again asap because I'll be on holidays from 09.04. - 29.04.2011  

I have sold many adapters to Rockbox and Misticriver Forums members without any problems.

I have just find out that snaut lives in Russia and I have sold 2 adapters to Russia that never arrived due to poor postal delivery service within Russia.

Result: I WILL NO LONGER TAKE ORDERS FROM RUSSIA !
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: Serenity on April 05, 2011, 06:44:20 PM
I just received my second adapter from koala007 within two weeks of my sending payment. I know I'm just a faceless bloke vouching for another faceless bloke, but I'm happy with the adapter and the service.
Cheers, mate!
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: peteswensson on June 27, 2011, 08:38:29 PM
I too have ordered and received these adaptors twice from koala007, and have been happy with his prompt and reliable service.
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: some1 on January 03, 2012, 05:53:20 AM
Koala has no more for sale, does anyone know a cheaper place to buy than the chiseler on ebay?
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: koala007 on January 17, 2012, 07:43:31 AM
The "chiseler" on ebay is the vendor (Libmart) in South Korea !
There is no cheaper way to buy them these days.
In the past I bought them directly from the vendor in bulk to cut shipping costs and also the price.
Good luck to all.
Title: Re: new zif to cf(pata) convertor !!
Post by: phr on March 15, 2012, 05:37:36 AM
Addonics has something like that

http://addonics.com/products/adzifcf.php