The experience some of us have been having is that plugging a Microdrive
into the CF socket freezes the system. (A little plastic surgery is
needed for this.) I tried this with an early model 340, no idea if more
recent models would work better.
I asked the chairman of the Compact Flash Association, Bill Frank, what
he thought was going on and his guess was that the Microdrive current
exceeded the old Type 1 spec. So I figured that a little boost to the
card's VCC should fix that but have not had time to try it.
Any change allowing a bit more current to flow into the CF card might
do the job. Using a cable to clone a left-hand socket in the space
for the CF card sounds a lot more heavy-handed as well as wasting one
socket---that only makes sense in conjunction with a Type III drive
on the left, with a Type II anything in one slot a far simpler way of
getting the Microdrive into the PC110 is in a PCMCIA adaptor in the
second slot on the left.
Who currently is having success with Microdrives in the right slot,
and with what modifications besides the necessary plastic surgery?