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Side 3 and Ultimate Cartridge

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Hi, 

 

I was reading about both and there seems to be some similarities. Can someone tell me the differences between Side 3 and Ultimate Cartridge and similarities? Why have one over the other? Or maybe you have both? 

 

I did search for a comparison but I did not find one. 

 

It is only informational, I'm really not trying to ask which one is best. The reality is that I don't know the differences. 


Thanks,

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See Philsan's comparison of A8 loading devices:

 

https://atariage.com/forums/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=780300

 

In short, Ultimate Cart provides no hard disk or ATR loading functionality whatsoever. SIDE3 basically does everything Ultimate Cart does (and with a more powerful loader), but gives you an SD-card based hard disk, built-in SpartaDOS X, and a real time clock. SIDE3 can also be paired with Ultimate 1MB to provide highly compatible disk-image handling and bootable hard disk partitions, all managed from the same loader.

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On 11/9/2020 at 12:40 PM, flashjazzcat said:

See Philsan's comparison of A8 loading devices:

 

https://atariage.com/forums/applications/core/interface/file/attachment.php?id=780300 49.39 kB · 62 downloads

 

In short, Ultimate Cart provides no hard disk or ATR loading functionality whatsoever. SIDE3 basically does everything Ultimate Cart does (and with a more powerful loader), but gives you an SD-card based hard disk, built-in SpartaDOS X, and a real time clock. SIDE3 can also be paired with Ultimate 1MB to provide highly compatible disk-image handling and bootable hard disk partitions, all managed from the same loader.

Very good chart for comparison !! Thanks for that .

 

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6 minutes ago, Philsan said:

When I'll update the chart the link will no longer work.

Good point. I linked to the topic previously and will remember to do so in future. :)

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