Once upon a time there was a device that would only work with an obsolete IDE drive whose ATA ID contains a certain string. Since CF cards are ATA compatible... is it possible to modify the firmware of a CF card? Google results on this are highly polluted with information about updating camera firmware to deal with CF card compatibility issues. It would be great if I could just extract the firmware, hex-edit it, then re-apply it to the card (assuming a checksum change won't be an issue). The alternative would be to know of a particular card for which the manufacturer has released a firmware update that I could attempt to modify before applying. Then again, I don't know if CF card firmware is even changeable post manufacture? I've had trouble finding information to determine if this is possible. Any input would be appreciated.
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