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Announcement   Announcement : ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
   posted by amigakit on 21-Mar-2010 9:41:19 (7585 reads)
AmigaKit.com is pleased to announce ZorRAM, a new modern memory card for Zorro 3 Amiga computers.

The new card will be supplied with 128MB of SDRAM memory as standard. It features a low profile Zorro card and has full Autoconfig support.

It will be available exclusively from the AmigaKit webstores within the next 6-8 weeks. Pricing will be announced shortly.



Project Development
During 2009, it became apparent that old Zorro 3 memory boards were scarce and consequently selling for over-inflated high prices in the second-user market. We approached our hardware partners E3B and Individual Computers with a brief to produce a modern day memory card for the A3000 / A4000 (T). After encountering many problems and employing E3B's expertise in the area of Zorro expansion development, the ZorRAM card was developed.

We would like to thank our hardware partners for the many months of development work put into this project.

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arnljot 
Re: ZorRAM SDRAM Memory Card (www.amigakit.com)
Posted on 21-Mar-2010 14:46:02
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Great news, I'll be getting one or two for sure!:)

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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 15:08:52
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It's nice to see new hardware still coming out for the classics, even now in 2010... I hope this is a successful product for you and rewards your loyalty.

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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 16:08:03
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Excellent news! I'll be ordering some, too.


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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 16:37:54
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woah, this is great news!

but i'd like to know some specs and also will there be a pci version ? :)

my a1200 mediator seriously needs more memory.


/me wish he had not sold his a4k now..


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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 17:13:04
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Can't see how it would do the Mediator much good - without some super fancy tricks, the Mediator itself only looks 8MB wide to the CPU, and as such won't be much good... Besides, how much memory do you need in your classic? I have 192MB in mine, but I've never even come close to using 128MB...


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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 18:09:57
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Great news, but why only 128Mb.
I would prefer 1 Gb ram

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Great news, but why only 128Mb.
I would prefer 1 Gb ram


I would assume they mean 128MB as default and then you could expand it with SDRAM yourself up to whatever limit it has...


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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 18:36:20
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Me want Great work

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amigakit 
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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 18:37:24
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You can add multiple cards to the system and build up a healthy chunk on memory if you wish.

If we added more memory to the card, it would require more RAM chips, more lines and a larger sized card which will lead to higher production costs.

We have to manufacture the cards in minimum quantity batches which is expensive, so the memory amount has to be aimed at the average amount the typical customer will want for the best price.


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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 18:37:47
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Does it work with the buggy buster?

It has SDRAM soldered on board. Is it possible to be expanded? What's the max?


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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 18:41:16
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Yes, many months of hard work and research has been spent hunting down bug conflicts with Buster by Michael Bohmer.

We hope to offer an upgrade service for an extra 128MB to give 256MB per card.

Last edited by amigakit on 21-Mar-2010 at 06:41 PM.


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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 18:57:35
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Amiga companies are insane. In a good way.

The rest of the world "knows" Amiga is dead, but after a small check of what HW is available @ amigakit, one is truly amazed !!


(At this rate I might end upgrading also my Classic and getting the missing machines to my collection...)


Now I'm also pretty sure that one day there will be also new 68k (FPGA) accelerators and PPC (440) accelerators.

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This has very exiting potential for us CyberstormPPC OS4 Classic users that are currently limited to 128MB Ram.

Any possibility of Hyperion supporting this new expansion?


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We thought that it could also be good for users who just have an A3640 accelerator with no memory expansion capabilities.


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@Akiko

Of course the possibility is there. Hyperion is still an active company, so showing your interest to them would of course help. Maybe best to show your interest to AmigaKit?


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I cant afford to waste Zorro slots with multiple cards, need it all in one.


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Now how about a nice replacement FPGA for the Buster chip, to achieve maximum Zorro 3
performance.


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Is this really feasible?? I mean, it would be cool, but wouldn't it be very expensive?


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Posted on 21-Mar-2010 21:51:21
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If OS4 can address this RAM, I'll be buying one for sure... After my 4000T is fixed that is.

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