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AndyLandy
21st March 2010, 21:23
For a number of reasons, my A2000 is still lacking a hard disk controller, so I'd like to try and source something suitable (and preferably quite cheap) -- It also needs to be compatible with an Apollo 2030 accelerator, so GVP cards are out (and I'm led to believe that so are Oktagons, but I've not tried one)

So, ideally I'd like to try and source an A2091 or a Microbotics Hardframe or something similar. I'd prefer SCSI, but would consider an IDE controller. Either way, the card needs to be a hardcard with space on the card for the disk, and must be able to use a CD-ROM drive too.

24-bit FastRAM for DMA-ing into would be nice, but far from essential. I just want a d*mn hard disk controller that works with my accelerator!

Zetr0
21st March 2010, 21:35
may have something comming up in a few days - PM sent

stachu100
22nd March 2010, 10:30
Hi,
I have Oktagon 2008 + RAM, PM sent!

rkauer
22nd March 2010, 18:15
@Andy: why you are not using the Apollo SCSI? I know it is cr4p, but still is a SCSI controller, also the board accept up to 64Mb RAM, is its RAM knackered?

AndyLandy
22nd March 2010, 18:18
@Andy: why you are not using the Apollo SCSI? I know it is cr4p, but still is a SCSI controller, also the board accept up to 64Mb RAM, is its RAM knackered?

The accelerator and the FastRAM work a treat, but the onboard SCSI won't play ball at all (I think it's incompatible with my r6.2 A2000 board)

I might give it another go, though. It's gotta be better than nothing. I wonder if it's possible to get an updated firmware image for this card.

Besides, there's nowhere on the card to mount the hard disk. I don't really want to lose my 2nd floppy drive.

rkauer
22nd March 2010, 18:54
OK, A2091 for you, then.

Remember to put at least a passive termination on the Apollo SCSI and set the jumpers to disable it.

AndyLandy
22nd March 2010, 18:59
An A2091 would be ideal, since if it's gonna work with any SCSI card, it'll be the C= one. I also probably want a card without any 24-bit FastRAM on, since apparently the Apollo dislikes that, too.

AndyLandy
23rd March 2010, 09:31
Struck a deal with Zetr0 for an A2091.

:thumbsup:

AndyLandy
10th April 2010, 12:22
WOOHOO!

My r6.2 A2000 is now UP AND RUNNING with an A2091 SCSI card with 4GB, 7200RPM disk and 2MB 24-bit Fast, AND the Apollo 2030/25MHz + 64MB 32-bit Fast!

It's pretty impressive to hit the early startup menu and have it list seven expansion cards. :-)

Workbench 3.1 is currently installing from CD, and will get 3.5'd later today.

Keith: I know it's been said before, but I feel it needs saying yet again: "You are an absolute legend!!"

AndyLandy is a happy bunny today! :-D

TheCorfiot
10th April 2010, 12:44
Good result there Andy :thumbsup:

I'll close the thread for you & mark it as "Found"

TC :)