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Myide 2 for Atari 8 bit from Atarimax / mr Atari

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Label Is Ilustrative,

 

Specs:

 

512k flashrom

Cf slot

Sd Card compatible via adaptor

8k LEFT, 8k RIGHT, 16k LEFT support (can be flash or sram).

50Mhz CLPD

(no real-time clock)

 

 

512k SRAM (no battery backup)

 

128k reserved for cartridges that run from bank $00-$0F (like SDX)

1.25k reserved for MyBIOS. Using heyholebanks $400-$409

382.75k reserved for D8:RAMDISK. Using keyholebanks $40A-$0FFF

 

 

 

This new CF cartridge, among other things ,has:

 

*512KB, full maxflash cartridge studio workbook software compatible area

 

*can be used as Ram drive

 

*compatible with ultimate 1mb and incognito boards

 

*New Myide bios can be added or upgraded as a file on the workbook

 

*Side loader,used with permission, to access xex and com files directly from Fat 32 partitions

 

*disk mode, to load .atr files inside Myide mode

 

*myide mode, works the same as myide 1 -except for the ram disk part-

 

*led access, and card on/off

 

*HOT Swap function, take off your card and continue working on other without powering off the Atari

 

*compatible with cf AND sd cards with adaptors

 

*hardware core can be upgraded from a bin file

 

*very reliable, runs on All systems / regions Ataris,

no need to find an Atari/Cf combo that works anymore :-D

 

Available Soon, Don't know when, from Atarimax.com ,

 

Email Steve

 

at [email protected]

 

 

i have been testing revs 2 to 4 of the board for the last few months,

 

and all i can say is that it's the all in one CF cart we needed

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Excuse my ignorance on the subject, as I've never been interested in IDE connectivity and related Atari mods since I sold my MIO many moons ago. Can this cart be used with a real HD or is it just for flash memory. From the looks I would say no (despite the disk platter on the background ;)), but i wanted to make sure.

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What CF type does it take though?

 

I have SIDE and couldn't find any adaptor that allows SD cards -> CF Type 1 slot (Type 1 CF is 3.3 mm thick, the Type 2 is the 5 mm thick version)

 

I don't know how it can claim "IDE BIOS" - cartridge by it's architecture doesn't allow low-level SIO override, or replacing the OS. Of course it could operate in a similar way to SIDE, ie have resident SDX and Xex loader.

 

Another IDE type does muddy the waters a bit more, but a well done cart is more marketable than many of the internal types that replace the OS and often involve hacking the machine's internals.

 

Seeing Steve/Atarimax is supporting it, I'd expect the quality to be the usual high standard.

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Excuse my ignorance on the subject, as I've never been interested in IDE connectivity and related Atari mods since I sold my MIO many moons ago. Can this cart be used with a real HD or is it just for flash memory. From the looks I would say no (despite the disk platter on the background ;)), but i wanted to make sure.

 

myide 2 is not like the first one,

 

does not have an ide connector,

just a compact flash slot,

also compatible with sd w/adaptors

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What CF type does it take though?

 

I have SIDE and couldn't find any adaptor that allows SD cards -> CF Type 1 slot (Type 1 CF is 3.3 mm thick, the Type 2 is the 5 mm thick version)

 

I don't know how it can claim "IDE BIOS" - cartridge by it's architecture doesn't allow low-level SIO override, or replacing the OS. Of course it could operate in a similar way to SIDE, ie have resident SDX and Xex loader.

 

Another IDE type does muddy the waters a bit more, but a well done cart is more marketable than many of the internal types that replace the OS and often involve hacking the machine's internals.

 

Seeing Steve/Atarimax is supporting it, I'd expect the quality to be the usual high standard.

 

i've tested it with dozens of CF cards, very compatible

 

and works just fine with lots of sd card adaptors like this:

 

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ok,ok,ok, it's not REAL ide, call it CF cart if you want,

 

at Atarimax it was named Myide 2 though

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ok,ok,ok, it's not REAL ide, call it CF cart if you want,

 

A CF-card has a "real" IDE interface but the connector is just smaller. IDE-2-CF adapters are passive adapters that just wire from an IDE connector to a CF connector. So a CF-card is a "real" IDE device that just happens to use flash memory for its storage.

 

Robert

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A CF-card has a "real" IDE interface but the connector is just smaller. IDE-2-CF adapters are passive adapters that just wire from an IDE connector to a CF connector. So a CF-card is a "real" IDE device that just happens to use flash memory for its storage.

 

Robert

 

mybios has to be loaded from the menu,

so in a sense Rybags was right too ;)

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MyIDE-II is a very nice cartridge! And a lot of work has been put into it by both Steve and Mr-Atari. I believe that an internal version also planned (features unknown to me at this point).

 

The only issue I've had with the original MyIDE cart is that I've never been able to get any type of SD card+adapter to work. But as Fernando says, the MyIDE-II + the "thick-type" CF adapter works just great.

 

-Larry

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Tomorrow I will get a beta-test version of this Cart from Mr. Atari himself. I will meet him at Maarssen meeting. I am very excited....

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By the way... is it also possible to use the MyBios EPROM with this cart, so you skip the built-in features and still use it as a MyIDE 1 interface?

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By the way... is it also possible to use the MyBios EPROM with this cart, so you skip the built-in features and still use it as a MyIDE 1 interface?

 

Hell yes !

 

and there's a new internal image for that

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Well,

 

the My-IDE 2 is not mentioned at atarimax site yet... Will the price be the same as the old My-IDE cart. ?!?

 

-Andreas Koch.

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some units are out, its final rev now :-D

 

working great!!

 

you should ask Steve for price and availability,

 

though i don't think there's a way you will be able

to get a device with this kind of power for 50 bucks...

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Looks good!

 

i've worked with similar devices like ide 64 , but this one is the most complete of it's kind,

by far

 

by the way , your last mag, awesome stuff...

(i'm the one that drove you nuts last year with Ipad compatibility issues ;) )

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Thanks for the comments re the mag! Don't worry re badgering me on the IPad issues, glad we got them sorted in the end. :D

 

Please keep me posted on the My IDE2 , will certainly have to get one when it is out. Great work.

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Some issues still need to be sorted out,

Currently compatibility with the internal myide bios solution

 

But so far, it's amazing what can be done with a cart so Tiny :-)

 

And

 

Keep the good work on the mag!

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Yesterday I did a demo at the C64/Atari/MSX-meeting in the Netherlands.

Very impressive, great feedback.

 

I will take my proto-type for demonstration to the ABBUC-meeting next week (27th October in Germany).

It is not mentioned on the show-list and also not listed for the hardware competition.

I will say the word when the microphone goes through the active club-members.

 

Steve told me a small production-run is started.

8k and 16k cartridge support from flash or (read-only) ram is great to have.

 

All updates can be applied via ATR or STUDIO-programming-cartridge.

The studio makes it possible to add and customize the 512k flash to your liking.

 

Also I have a working SDX-image with me from the DLT-guys :-)

Still need some work in debugging some loaders, but it looks and works great!

 

SIDE-loader / SDX / MyBIOS / 512k RAM on one cartridge......

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Would someone please compare this cart with SIDE cart (pros and cons)?

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