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MIO with cartridge ports?

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My MIO doesn't have any, but http://www.atarimuseum.com/faqs/HARD_FAQ.HTML#ddmio says that it should:

 

 

MIO

ICD manufactured this wonderboard in 1987. Connected to the PBI or ECI, it provided either 256k or 1Meg of RAM, an RS232 port, a parallel printer port and a SCSI hard drive port. The RAM can be configured as a RAMdisk or printer buffer, or via software as a hard disk cache. To connect it to a 130XE ECI required a special adapter that would convert the 130xe's cartridge/ECI to an 800XL compatible PBI. The little board had two cartridge slots (the rear of the two works for some cartrige types only, like Rtime 8) This looked better than having a tower of stackable cartriges coming out of your 800XL! (Spartados X, Rtime8, and Action all plugged on top of each other is rather obtrusive on an 800XL :)

 

Am I confused on what they are talking about?

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Because the XE can't take a cartridge if there's an PBI device occupying the cart slot and the ECI slot. The adapter converts the ECI/cart port to an XL-style board edge connector, and usefully provides two vertically facing cartridge sockets.

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Oh! I see my mistake now! Reading comprehension failure...

 

Along the same lines, something like that would be useful for the XL series.

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OOOOH I want one.. Been wanting one for several year now since I got a 320XE upgrade.. Are these available...

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After I fixed my reading comprehension, I understood because I have one of the adapters. :-)

 

Is there one that works on the XL PBI just for the cartridge ports?

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