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z3spacial
13th July 2012, 17:32
As a new (and newbie) owner of a '040 4000 (Thanks TC), I need a bit of newbie advice.

The A4K as bought has a (real) 4Gb IDE HD and a CDRW drive - both of which I want to keep. However, the drive is sloooooooooow compared to the CF drive on my A1200 - so here's the quessie.

What do I need to give me another IDE port so I can add my CF adapter and drive so I can have both ?

Thanks in advance and apologies for what may seem an easy question to some....

J.T.Kirk
13th July 2012, 17:33
Your best solution is to acquire the Elbox's FastATA 4000 (MK VI is the latest with CF/SATA support(?)).

z3spacial
13th July 2012, 17:53
is there no idefix card similar to the 1200 ?

How easy is this card to acquire - and without quoting a price, are they expensive ?

fitzsteve
13th July 2012, 17:56
I have a couple of 4WayIDE's for A4000, I can send you one for a few squids plus postage if you like?

You just use IDEFix97 from Aminet (and google the key) ;)

z3spacial
13th July 2012, 18:07
Fitz, you are very kind - you have a PM

TheCorfiot
13th July 2012, 18:59
And IDEfix is already installed...:lol:

z3spacial
13th July 2012, 19:09
...so it is :p

bebek
13th July 2012, 19:23
Surely this one will not speed up HDD ...

z3spacial
13th July 2012, 19:40
It's the hd itself that's slow so want to move to cf

fitzsteve
13th July 2012, 19:46
Surely this one will not speed up HDD ...

He wants to use CF, HDD & CD thus needing 4Way IDE ;)

bebek
13th July 2012, 19:55
All I have seen that it is so slooooooow :roll:, have to read everything before post in the future :)

fitzsteve
13th July 2012, 21:59
All I have seen that it is so slooooooow :roll:, have to read everything before post in the future :)

I do it all the time, don't worry! ;)

AlicePPC
13th July 2012, 22:25
the fastata from elbox:

http://buy.elbox.com/cgibin/shop?info=410F4&sid=7e053d82


With the FastATA 4000 MK-VI CF/SATA controller you can now take advantage of the latest low-cost, high-capacity SATA/ATA/EIDE devices like hard drives, Solid State drives (SSD), Compact Flash cards, DVD drives, CD-RW drives, CD-ROM drives, ZIP drives, LS-120 drives, etc.

The FastATA 4000 MK-VI CF/SATA is designed to simultaneously use up to four devices: one Compact Flash card, one SATA drive and two to four PATA devices. The number of simultaneously used Compact Flash cards or SATA drives may be increased with additional adapters up to the total number of all connected devices of four.

Features:
Fast transfer rate of up to 16.6MB/s
Supports PIO-0, PIO-3, PIO-4 and PIO-5 modes
Compatible with ATA 33/66/100/133 devices
Adds two buffered and terminated ports for 4 devices
LBA 48 support in the onboard BootROM (support of drives over 128GB)
Automatically configured devices
Compatibility with OS4.0
Boots from any attached HDD, ZIP or LS-120

FastATA4000 software bundled with Fast ATA 4000 controllers provides support for:HDD drives, Compact Flash cards, CD-ROM drives, CD-R drives, CD-RW drives, ZIP drives, LS-120 drives. AllegroCDFS--the fastest Amiga CD filesystem is also included.

AllegroCDFS features:
Access to:
- ISO 9660 level 1, 2 and 3
- Joliet (Windows 95/98 long name - 64 characters) level 1, 2 and 3
- RockRidge (with Amiga Extensions)
- CDDA
- UDF (Video DVD)
Supports Amiga protection bits
Supports Multisession
Supports SCSI and ATAPI devices (CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW and DVD)
Supports direct audio grabbing from standard audio CDs

Package contents:
Fast ATA 4000 MK-VI CF/SATA Zorro III card
Floppy disk with AllegroCDFS, FastATA software pack and User's Manual
46-cm 80-wire ATA-66/100/133 cable

bdb
14th July 2012, 01:44
The FastATA 4000 sounds great, but in reality it doesn't perform all that fast and while they say it supports OS 4.0, it definately does not support OS 4.1; I don't mean it doesn't work under 4.1, I mean you can not boot into 4.1.

Dragonheart
14th July 2012, 07:45
Tagging this for future reference, as I might need to buy this in the future... :)

fitzsteve
14th July 2012, 12:46
4Way IDE posted today :thumbsup:

z3spacial
14th July 2012, 14:15
Thanks Steve - wont be able to try it till next Friday but much appreciated! :thumbsup:

bebek
14th July 2012, 19:03
The FastATA 4000 sounds great, but in reality it doesn't perform all that fast and while they say it supports OS 4.0, it definately does not support OS 4.1; I don't mean it doesn't work under 4.1, I mean you can not boot into 4.1.


Got 7.2Mb/s - good enough for Amiga :thumbsup: