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6th December 2013, 09:03
Hi, I'll have for sale (from 12.12.2013 - I have confirmation that parcel is on the way) 12 ACA500 cards. You can declare intrerest here on Amibay or use my web site. (http://retroami.com.pl/product.php?id_product=80) Cards are also listed at my e-store (http://retroami.com.pl/?id_lang=1).

11 cards sold outside Amibay.
1 card sold to Szeo76
0 cards left.

Price I'm asking is 79,76 € each unit + shipping cost (+PP fee).

Example shipping costs (priority package with tracking and insurace) :

Germany - 8€
Belgium, Holland, Austria, Luxembourg- 12€
Czech Republik, Denmark- 14€
France, England, Spain, Italy - 15€
USA - 27€

Example shipping costs (priority mail with tracking and insurace) :

Europe - 6,5€
North America and Africa - 8€
Rest of America and Asia - 9€
Australia and New Zeland - 11€

Other countries - please ask! I can send this card in a letter which will be much cheaper but less secure.

Payment by bank transfer or PayPal (as a gift or add 3% to cover PP fee).

Product description

ACA500 is not expensive accelerator card for Amiga 500. It has MC68EC000-10 CPU clocked at 14MHz and 2MB Fast RAM. It doesn't interfere with other internal memory expansions – Chip and Slow – put into trapdoor expansion slot.

ACA500 let You use Your Amiga 500 with licensed Kickstart Roms (1.3 and 3.1) included into Flash ROM of this turbo card or with Kickstart ROM on the motherboard. This significantly raises the level of compability with old A500 software (KS 1.3) and lets to work with new software that had been relased for newer Amigas (KS 3.1).

The card is equipped with two CompactFlash slots. That lets us use CompactFlash cards like standard hard drives in other Amigas. What's more, ACA500 lest You to run Workbench just from FAT formatted CF card (thanks to integrated FAT95 file format in Flash ROM of ACA500)! Hard drive function is working under both 1.3 and 3.1 Kickstart ROM – so You can use Workbench 1.3 and KS 1.3 software from CF hard drive directly. And it's really easy to achive! Unfortunatelly ACA500 does not support hot-plugging, so You have to turn off Amiga to plug or unplug CF card.

Built-in A1200-like expansion port lets us to speed up Amiga 500 even more by connecting fast ACA1220 / 1231 / 1232 cards. That increase comfort of using our Amiga. During our speed tests with ACA1232 40MHz, SysInfo showed 9,5MIPS. CF card speed test showed about 2,5MB/s. Besides speed, You'll get great amount of Fast RAM memory (up to 128MB).


68EC000-10 clocked at 14 MHz;
2 MB of physical RAM, entirely available for applications (minus 512 KB if MapROM is used);
two Compact Flash card slots (each one of them bootable and able to read/write Amiga or PC formatted cards);
trapdoor memory expansions up to 1.8 MB FastMem still work (including RTC);
ChipMem expansions still work;;
clock port for hardware expansions, e.g. for Subway, Delfina;
optionally expandable by adding an ACA-1220 / ACA-1231 / ACA-1232 card
licensed Kickstart ROM images 1.3 and 3.1 included in Flash-ROM
FAT95 file system included in Flash-ROM 
High WHDLoad compatibility

Warranty 24 months

6th December 2013, 11:41
One card reserved outside Amibay. 11 left.

ACA 500 was tested by me with following accelerators :

ACA1220-16 - works :thumbsup:
ACA1220-20 - works :thumbsup:
ACA1232-33 - works :thumbsup:
ACA1232-40 - works :thumbsup: - see gallery (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116921176509844040743/albums/5953821318517839361)
B1230 MKIV - works :thumbsup: - see gallery (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116921176509844040743/albums/5953820588402122241) - as pointed by Tahoe, there is no official support for those cards and it might be a lottery. My B1230 works with ACA500 but there is no guarantee that Yours will work too.

B1260 - does not work
BPPC - does not work

Also I've tested it with Subway USB - works very nice :thumbsup: - see gallery (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116921176509844040743/albums/5953924101250440241)

I suffered some problems with WHDLoad (error with "Exception "NMI Autovector" ($7C) at $FD15D2A (ExpMEM $D2A) occured.)" but I've got sugesstion from Bert who adviced me to use NoAutoVec option and it seems to work.

There is no problem to run HDD under Kickstart 1.3 - see gallery (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/116921176509844040743/albums/5953822224794052177) - which is really nice. Two CF slots lets to prepare CF card for another Amiga or copy data from another (FAT formatted) CF card.

Inspite that there is no case for ACA500 yet, it's really great piece of hardware - a must have hardware I would say :D

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Another card sold outside Amibay. 10 left.

6th December 2013, 11:54
Careful on your statement about the Blizzard 1230MK4. There is no official support for this card, and although yours might work; mine does not!

6th December 2013, 13:38
Two more cards sold outside Amibay. 8 Left.

6th December 2013, 13:43
Instead of bumping your thread each time one sells offsite, can you please just edit your first post?

6th December 2013, 16:33
declaring interest in qty 2.
i'm assuming that I'll get notified when available...

6th December 2013, 16:44

I am stoked to read that the blizzard works on this! but would I have any sucess with a Viper 1230?

I put the card up for sale but if it hangs around much longer I would pair it with one of these aca500's instead.

6th December 2013, 17:35
I am stoked to read that the blizzard works on this! but would I have any sucess with a Viper 1230?

I put the card up for sale but if it hangs around much longer I would pair it with one of these aca500's instead.

I really don't know if it will work with ACA 500. B1230 MKIV is one of the few (besides ACA cards) that works with ACA500 and there is no guarantee that Your card will work with it. I can't check it as I don't have such a card.

So try to find someone with ACA500 and test Viper 1230 with it, before You buy one for You.

PM is on the way.

6th December 2013, 19:55
Declaring interest in one card.

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Payment sent for one card.

6th December 2013, 19:58
Payment from Szeo76 recived. Thanks. I'll send cards as soon as they arrived at my place next week.

7th December 2013, 11:33
All cards sold or reserved. Waiting for PM from joekster with payment details confirmation.

9th December 2013, 06:35
joekster sent me PM that he is not able to pay for cards at the moment, so they are still avaiable.

All cards sold.

10th December 2013, 19:16
First batch of ACA500 cards recived today. I'll shipp cards tommorow. Next batch is expecting early next week - new preorder will be start soon.

12th December 2013, 11:04
New preorder started, You can check it here (http://retroami.com.pl/product.php?id_product=80&id_lang=1).

13th December 2013, 13:50
Parcel with ACA500 cards recived today!

14th December 2013, 23:29
Price of cards was set at PLN 330 which gives about 79 (depends on exchange rate). Shipping by registrated mail is about 5.

23rd December 2013, 09:51
The package arrived! Thanks for all!

19th May 2014, 11:52
if you accept bank transfer and payment of the Polish gold :)

23rd May 2014, 07:34
Yes You can pay by bank transfer in PLN.