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IDE Plus 2.0 Still Available?

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#1 TangentAudio OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:03 AM

Curious if anyone is still producing the IDE Plus 2.0 for sale, or if anyone has one they don't use anymore and would like to sell?


#2 Marius OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:29 PM

You should contact AA member Simius ...


I am a a huge huge fan of the IDE Plus 2.0 too. It's one of the best inventions since sliced bread.

#3 Larry OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:04 PM

What rev are you looking for?  I have a rev C to sell, but it must have the EXTSEL line connected if you are using an Antonia 4MB with the 65816.  If you are using it in a regular 6502 Atari, no issues.  PM me if you are interested and in the U.S. (due to postage costs to Europe).



#4 TangentAudio OFFLINE  


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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:09 PM

Thanks!  I'm mostly looking to answer some burning 27 year old questions about what it would have been like to run an 8-bit Atari with a real PBI-based hard disk interface.  Around 1990 when I was still a teenager, I bought my last few Atari upgrades - namely an XF551 and a SpartaDOS X cart, to run on my 130XE... But shortly after that, I earned a bit more money and had a choice between a hard disk setup for the Atari or buying my first bare-bones 286 PC.. I went with the PC (with no regrets), but I'm still really curious what that 'alternate reality' would have been like had I stayed on the 8-bit.


I have a SIDE2 and an Ultimate 1MB on the way from Lotharek to play around with, but I'm still curious what something closer to a 'proper' PBI-based hard disk setup would have been like back in the day.  I know I was at least aware of the ICD MIO and the CSS Black Box back then, but they were expensive and I didn't know anyone who had one.  I doubt I'll be able to get my hands on one nowadays, and I really don't feel like mucking around with SCSI drives (though I'm pretty sure I have at least one or two stashed away).

#5 BillC OFFLINE  



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Posted Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:30 PM

I don't know if he's still selling them, but Metalguy66 made a reproduction of the MIO a few years back.



His version uses standard PC modem/printer cables and a 30-pin SIMM, also the firmware has been updated to work with more SCSI HDDs.


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