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IDE Plus 2.0 Still Available?

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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?

 

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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.

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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).

 

-Larry

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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).

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

http://rasterline.com/

 

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.

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/87015-new-mio-production-run/?do=findComment&comment=1057073

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