External CF Drive
The External CF Drive is an external CF Card reader solution designed for use on the Apple II [MicroDrive controller|MicroDrive/Turbo]. The External CF Drive however is standard IDE so it can also be used on other Controllers or Platforms.
The project was conceived, created, and designed by Henry of ReActiveMicro and released for sale to the Apple II Community in early 2006.
Project Status: Reopened and under developed.
Sales: Out of production / No stock.
The External CF Drive project was released for sale to the Apple II Community in early 2006. As the name implies, the External CF Drive was designed to operate externally from the Apple II Platform. It's essentially a CD Card Reader on a long IDE Cable.
Since the development of CF Card Mass Storage solution like the MicroDrive users have needed to open their Apple II systems in order to access their CF Cards. For many this can be an inconvenience as many system setups have Drives and Monitors on them. Disconnection of peripherals and cables may also be required, adding to the time required.
CF Card access is required when the user wishes to backup or transfer files between the Apple II and PC/Mac.