Few days ago you had problems with SDrive2 and criticized it:
Frankly the absence of comprehensive instructions makes this thing way too much trouble; maybe I can sell it on eBay. I was hoping to get a device that could be used like a super large disk drive but this is not really worth the frustration.
Now you criticize Lotharek's SIO2SD, a device hundreds of people use.
I am about ready to sell it (BUYER BEWARE)
We are happy to help you but please don't criticize severely the devices if you're unable to use them.
Anyway, here are basic instructions:
SETUP (firmware v3.1)
Format an SD card (FAT 12, 16 or 32 file system)
Copy into it sio2sdv35.xex that you find into SIO2SD website inside Configurator_3.5.zip and rename it sio2sd.xex
Make a folder named Atari
Put into that folder your ATR or XEX files
Insert SD card into SIO2SD
Turn on computer
On SIO2SD double press SHIFT button (grey button on SIO2SD Micro/PC Combo)
"CFG TOOL mode" will appear on the LCD display
Press K1 button (Drive button on SIO2SD Micro) to enter "cfgtool mode:"
With K2 button (File button on SIO2SD Micro) select "every startup"
Press K3 button (ESC button on SIO2SD Micro)
Press K1 button (Drive button on SIO2SD Micro) to go to "topdrive mode"
With K2 button (File button on SIO2SD Micro) set it to "off"
Turn off computer
Turn on computer
In this way every time you turn on your Atari the on-screen menu will be loaded.
To have SD card files sorted, use DriveSort, a nice Windows application.
ON-SCREEN LOADER INSTRUCTIONS (v3.5)
ARROWS/JOYSTICK select file .xex or disk image .atr
KEYS 1-8 mount selected file/image into drives 1-8
CTRL+T lets you toggle between real drives / virtual drives
ESC climb directory tree
X (long press) restart computer with selected images
RETURN/FIRE enter directory/load file/disk image
While loading programs that don't need Basic, keep pressed OPTION key for a few seconds
When you leave on-screen loader, you can swap disk images from real drives to virtual drives pressing SIO2SD's SHIFT button + K3 button (grey button + Esc button on SIO2SD Micro).