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RetroAmi.com.pl
25th May 2014, 20:31
Hello, I'd like to announce preorder for newcomming device Sakura 4MB PCMCIA SRAM.

Item will be available at the end of August 2014. There will be only one production batch set by number of preorders.

Item product page (http://retroami.com.pl/product.php?id_product=112) at RetroAmi.com.pl

Price of this item: 200 PLN (about 49).

Description:

Add 4MB of Fast RAM to your unexpanded Amiga 600/1200. This additional memory will make your system much faster and allow to run more demanding games and applications.

The product has following features:
- Adds 4MB of Fast RAM to Amiga 600 or Amiga 1200
- Accelerates unexpanded Amiga 1200 to 1.67 MIPS (according to SysInfo)
- Built using modern, high performance 55ns SRAM ICs
- Very simple installation - just insert the card into PCMCIA slot on the left side of Amiga
- Compatible with all PCMCIA friendly accelerators and memory expansions*
- Open source design
- Made by Amigans for Amigans!

* - We did our best to ensure that this card works on as many configurations as possible, but some accelerator and Fast RAM expansion designs are inherently incompatible with PCMCIA slot if more than 4MB of memory is installed. Note that PCMCIA SRAM should work with them anyway, if less than 4MB Fast was installed on the turbo card. Of course, if you dont have any accelerator, you dont have to worry about that.

The following A1200 cards are known to be PCMCIA compatible and should work correctly with any amount of memory installed:
- Blizzard 1230/1240/1260
- Apollo 1240/1260
- ACA 1220/1230/1231/1232
- most other turbo cards supporting more than 8MB of Fast memory
- 4MB Fast trapdoor expansions without CPU
The following A1200 cards are known to be problematic if more than 4MB of memory is installed:
- Apollo/Elbox/Viper 1230LC
- M-Tec 1230/28
- Blizzard 1220 if more than 4MB RAM installed
- 8MB Fast trapdoor expansions without CPU
The following A600 cards are known to be PCMCIA compatible and should work correctly:
- ACA630
- 4MB Fast expansions attached on top of processor
The following A600 cards are known to be problematic if more than 4MB of memory is installed:
- ACA620 (in default PCMCIA-incompatible mode)
- Ninetails (in default PCMCIA-incompatible mode)
- 8MB/9.5MB Fast expansions attached on top of processor

Picture shows a prototype. Final product might differ from the picture.

Warranty 24 months.

jimbob
28th May 2014, 22:02
Will production exactly meet preorder numbers or will there be a few more, also, when is the end of the preorder period? I'd like a pair of these but I'm not able to preorder right now.

roy_bates
29th May 2014, 10:00
im just wondering why anyone would want a 4mb pcmcia card and a blizzard or aca or apollo 1240/60 that can take way more memory?
just dont make any sense...

strim
29th May 2014, 10:50
Will production exactly meet preorder numbers or will there be a few more, also, when is the end of the preorder period? I'd like a pair of these but I'm not able to preorder right now.

Generally we are only planning a production batch based on the number of preorders. We just can't finance additional production out of our own pockets (this is purely a hobby project). However, preorder will be open for a few more weeks, so if you will manage to get the money in that time, you'll be able to secure cards.

We are planning to end the preorder on 30 june.


im just wondering why anyone would want a 4mb pcmcia card and a blizzard or aca or apollo 1240/60 that can take way more memory?
just dont make any sense...

Our PCMCIA SRAM card is cheaper than any ACA, Blizzard of Apollo. It makes sense for anyone that has unexpanded A600 or A1200 and wants just some fast RAM to run WHDload or basic Workbench. That's the basic idea.

If someone already owns accelerator, there's not much reason to get this card, besides the pure pleasure of having it of course :lol:. Also some turbo cards are limited to 4MB of on board RAM (like some Apollo 630 versions), or have difficult to obtain expansion modules (Blizzard 1220). Then adding our SRAM card would be a cheap option to expand RAM to 8MB.

supaduper
30th May 2014, 07:23
I have pre ordered a couple, any new add on for our hardware is greatly appreciated and welcomed and your correct its great for basic system and WHDLoad :)

strim
30th May 2014, 09:18
Thank you! :)

-Acid-
30th May 2014, 12:49
will the finished card be cased or a bare pcb?

strim
30th May 2014, 18:31
Bare PCB. Case might be available separately from 3rd party.

strim
1st June 2014, 14:59
Preliminary version of User's Manual (http://c0ff33.net/drop/sakura-sram-manual.pdf).

strim
28th June 2014, 11:59
Last day to make preorder is 30 june. Ordering at later date won't be possible. So if you want to grab one of these cards, be sure to order as soon as possible (http://retroami.com.pl/product.php?id_product=112)!

PaulG
8th July 2014, 13:25
Will there be another production run after this one?

RetroAmi.com.pl
8th July 2014, 14:02
No but we will have small number of those devices (about 10 pcs, for +/- 55~60 €) for sale in our store, when production phase will end. After we sell all of them there will be no more.

strim
27th August 2014, 13:31
The Sakura expansions now have official web site:
http://sakura-it.pl/

RetroAmi.com.pl
3rd September 2014, 20:17
Item product page (http://retroami.com.pl/product.php?id_product=112&id_lang=1) updated with new pics. We are expecting cards next week and then we will start shipping process.

RetroAmi.com.pl
11th September 2014, 18:49
Today I got parcel with Sakuras inside. Tommorow we will start mass shippment.

supaduper
17th September 2014, 11:33
Received my Sakuras brill add on thanks guys :)

RetroAmi.com.pl
17th September 2014, 15:59
We hope You and every other buyers will enjoy it.

There is few more Sakuras for grab in RetroAmi (http://retroami.com.pl/product.php?id_product=112)

Paul_s
18th September 2014, 07:08
Got mine yesterday too, cute card :)

RetroAmi.com.pl
20th October 2014, 16:37
Whole bunch os Sakuras had benn sold. We hope that all users will enjoy this memory expansion.

Thread can be closed.

strim
19th October 2015, 14:14
Whole bunch os Sakuras had benn sold. We hope that all users will enjoy this memory expansion.

We're going to make a batch of a new, slightly improved revision 2.2. Feature set from the user's point of view stays the same. There will be a preorder at some point, hopefully before christmas.

http://c0ff33.net/drop/pcmcia-sram-v2.2.png

supaduper
19th October 2015, 17:53
Excellent news these are great little RAM cards

strim
3rd November 2015, 20:05
The new PCBs:

http://c0ff33.net/drop/DSCN6366.JPG

http://c0ff33.net/drop/DSCN6367.JPG

manic23
3rd November 2015, 22:04
Oh wow, this is excellent news and could not have come at a better time for me, I will certainly be pre ordering one of these when available, thanks for doing another batch :)

wmsteele
3rd November 2015, 22:06
Very nice indeed, count me in.

manic23
4th November 2015, 18:47
Can I just confirm will you post here on this thread when they become available for pre order?

Thanks, it's just I'd hate to miss out because I missed a posting.

strim
4th November 2015, 22:16
Yes, I will post here. Stay tuned! :)

manic23
5th November 2015, 06:20
Yes, I will post here. Stay tuned! :)

Many thanks :)

Deanp
16th November 2015, 16:08
Great - would love to get hold of a couple of these!

thank you.

MrX_Cuci
16th November 2015, 21:50
Interested

strim
17th November 2015, 09:20
OK, guys, it will still take a moment to produce it. I'll be posting here.

jsundh
18th November 2015, 21:45
Great! Interested!

loki
21st December 2015, 22:34
Interested. When they will be available for purchase?

strim
22nd December 2015, 15:31
Some time next year, sorry, the exact date is not known yet.

manic23
15th June 2016, 08:23
Hello, just a quick query as to if these are any nearer release?

Lemaru
4th August 2016, 10:36
Is it too late to get on the wait list for this?

manic23
4th August 2016, 10:38
Sadly I fear this protect is dead now, no updates in ages. Shame I was hoping to get hold of one as well.

Whisper
4th August 2016, 16:06
I am also interested in buying a SRAM card for my A600. I've been waiting almost a year to buy and the other day - 22th of July - I sent email ( radoslaw dot kujawa at gmail dot com). I have not received a reply. I do not hope any answers.


Regards

hsc
7th November 2016, 10:31
Hello!, Im interesting in buy a 4MB SRAM Pcmcia Ram card is any stock in this thread or some info where I can Find? Thank you!

loki
18th November 2016, 08:07
I doubt we will see next version. Last message I received from Mr. Radoslaw is that he has some private problems, and no information since then (half an year ago I think).
So new version is unlikely. :(

macfan
7th February 2019, 17:32
Is still available the card?

jurassicman
7th February 2019, 18:25
The project is open source but it seems that the particular memory used on the pcb is impossible to find... :(