FastATA 4000 MK-V released

Date 21-Aug-2008 11:05:08
Topic: Hardware News


ELBOX COMPUTER is pleased to announce a new addition to its leading FastATA controller line for Classic Amiga computers with the FastATA 4000 MK-V controller.

Like its predecessors, FastATA 4000 MK-V provides high performance support (up to PIO 5) for up to four ATA/EIDE storage devices. The FastATA 4000 MK-V controller is the half-length Zorro III card which can be used in any Amiga with Zorro III slots.

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The new controller offers much faster procedures for detection of connected EIDE/ATAPI devices, significantly fastening the computer's start. The 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) capability in onboard BootROM assures support for EIDE drives beyond the 128GB (up to 2TB).

FastATA 4000 MK-V is equipped with BootROM 5.0 and the FastATA4000 software package with FastATA.driver ver.2.10 and FastATAPrefs ver.2.10. FastATA 4000 MK-V ships with the fastest Amiga CD filesystem--AllegroCDFS ver.3.6.

Features:
• Fast transfer rate of up to 16.6MB/s
• Two independent, buffered and terminated EIDE ports
• LBA 48 support in the onboard BootROM (support of drives over 128GB)
• Support for ATAPI devices (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, ZIP, LS-120)
• Compatibility with OS4.0 (support of PIO0, PIO3, PIO4 and PIO5)
• Support of SATA devices (PATA - SATA adapter required)

Pricing and availability:
The FastATA 4000 MK-V controller will be on sale from 22 August 2008 at suggested retail price EUR 95.95 (plus local taxes and shipping costs).

To locate an authorized distributor in your area visit the Elbox Computer website at <http://www.elbox.com/buy.html>. To purchase the product online visit the Elbox On-line Store for European Union customers or for customers from other countries.

Upgrade policy:
For users of previous versions of FastATA 4000 controllers we will offer a DIY upgrade pack for using BootROM 5.0 in their controllers.

For more info, see the FastATA 4000 website and AllegroCDFS website.



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