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 kolla:  2 hrs 5 mins ago News News : FastIDE A1200 available from Amiga Kit Amiga Store
   posted by amigakit on 9-May-2020 17:29:06 (779 reads)
AmigaKit Ltd is pleased to announce availablity of the FastIDE adapter for use with the A1200 4xIDE Buffered Interface

If you have the Amiga Kit 4xIDE Buffered Interface installed on your Commodore-Amiga 1200, you can add this FastIDE adapter to speed up your IDE transfers.

This adapter simply plugs onto the top of the Gayle chip and connects to the buffered IDE interface with the supplied ribbon cable.

It also offers extra enhancements such as fixing the PCMCIA reset bug that exist on some Amiga 1200 motherboards.

* Enhances IDE transfer speeds when used with our 4xIDE interface
* Drive speed can be changed from PIO0 to PIO4 using Drive Prefs software download.
* PCMCIA CC_Reset fix built in
* PCMCIA LED activity jumper
* Computer Reset / Reboot jumper
* A14 A15 jumper for connection to clockport expanders
* Enable/disable jumper

To accompany the release of the hardware, Version 1.5 of the 4xIDE Prefs software is now available from the official Wiki pages:

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Re: FastIDE A1200 available from Amiga Kit Amiga Store
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Re: FastIDE A1200 available from Amiga Kit Amiga Store
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Congrats, AmigaKit, for coming out with yet another hardware project for the A1200! I'm sure many Classic users (like me) are happy to see new hardware come out for their systems.

Are there any reviews of this new product? What are the typical Read/Write access speeds for IDE hdd or, CF, SD cards, if an IDE to CF/SD card adapter is used? Is the Read/Write access speed faster or slower than what is typical for the SCSI-2 controller on say, my Phase5 1260 w/SCSI add-on board attached?

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Re: FastIDE A1200 available from Amiga Kit Amiga Store
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The Blizzard SCSI is easily at least twice as fast. It benefits from proper controller, fast bus and short distance to CPU and RAM, and also does DMA, so no stressing of CPU.

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