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  • For Sale New Atari ST/E hard disk interface - Faster and more SD card compatible than SatanDisk

    A new bootable low cost Hard Disk interface compatible with Atari ST family computers,
    firmware is refined compared to original one;
    and tested on a 520ST TOS 1.04, 1040STFM TOS 1.04, 1040STE TOS 1.06, 1040STE TOS 1.62 and 1040STE with TOS 2.06; with ok results.


    Results: The ACSI2STM works perfectly; such example loading the 3.5 MB size of current Metal Slug port takes around 6 seconds (aprox. 650 KB/s).
    Tested against old SD cards, such 1 GB card; 4 GB SDHC and 8 GB SDHC. All these are detected and works correctly!


    Operation video,





    A video from the user PSIQ, many thanks!







    Writing and reading from the hard disk interface:






    On the last video, a game running from hard disk is shown; with "/" key, a savestate is created. After successful hard disk file writing, the game is closed pressing "*" key, and the STE system returns to desktop. A copy of the generated GS00.TOS file is created, renaming it to GS01.TOS; finally the game is resumed loading the copy of the savestate, GS01.TOS . All these operations are performed correctly.



    Some images and photographs:




    Click image for larger version  Name:	SAM_3635.JPG Views:	1 Size:	165.8 KB ID:	1587914

    Click image for larger version  Name:	SAM_3636.JPG Views:	1 Size:	137.4 KB ID:	1587915

    Click image for larger version  Name:	SAM_3637.JPG Views:	1 Size:	149.0 KB ID:	1587916

    This is the prototype device, final version do not have airwires










    Performance & micro SD card compatibility testing:



    micro SDHC 8 GB


    Click image for larger version  Name:	bench_normal3.JPG Views:	1 Size:	153.3 KB ID:	1587917


    micro SDHC 4 GB


    Click image for larger version  Name:	bench_sdhc.JPG Views:	1 Size:	190.3 KB ID:	1587918

    micro SD 1 GB


    Click image for larger version  Name:	bench_normal.JPG Views:	1 Size:	148.3 KB ID:	1587919

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    The bootable hard disk image (DOS & TOS compatible, readable on Windows), can be obtained from atari 8 bit chip ( name: DiskImgPP1 ), or ask when you buy;

    You can use Win32DiskImager (Windows) in order to write it.

    The ST / STE with a hard disk is another world!




    Each unit is completely built and tested,
    price is 34€ + tracked shipment (6€ for Spain or 9€ for Europe; 10€ for America, EE.UU. , Japan, Australia and Canada 11€).




    Lower cost and better SD card compatibility than any Satan disk, and much lower price than UltraSatan.
    Its the Atari ST hard disk suitable for the masses,


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    An update, about tested micro SD card brands and types:


    -Micro SD cards that work ok:


    Sandisk de 1 GB
    Kingston 8 GB class 4
    Kingston 4 GB class 4
    Intenso 8 GB class 4
    Intenso 16 GB class 6
    Intenso 4 GB class 10
    Intenso 8 GB class 10
    Kingston 16 GB class 10
    Sandisk 16 GB class 6
    Kingston 1 GB (tested by Shaoth)
    Kingston 2 GB (tested by Shaoth)
    Philips 64 GB UHS-1 A1 V10 Micro SDXC (tested by Shaoth)
    Sandisk Extreme Plus 64 GB UHS-3 Micro SDXC (tested by Shaoth)
    Samsung Evo Plus 128 GB UHS-3 Micro SDXC (tested by Shaoth)


    -Micro SD cards that do not work:

    Cloudisk 512 MB
    No brand 4 GB
    MediaRange 8 GB class 10
    Sandisk 32 GB class 10 UHS 1 (most probably any UHS 1 will fail, due to these reject to operate in 1 bit mode)


    Briefly, Sandisk, Kingston and Intenso are the preferred ones

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    MEGA GREAT UPDATE

    You will smile a lot,

    I was waiting until the new firmware is stable for any STM32 version, from original one to clone ones,

    I added DMA transactions for the SD card, using a triple buffer...


    Now the reading speed is near 650 KB/s and writing can reach up to 385 KB/s (when SD card has plenty free space); this device is turning very similar to an UltraSatan, in terms of performance. Maintaining its lower cost nature!












    All users that acquire my manufactured hard disk units, will receive a link with the update file.
    Last edited by masteries; 5 January 2022, 16:39.

  • #2
    I am ordering 1 piece for me atari ste

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    • #3
      Interested in one unit please
      Commodore 128,NIC+ Cart,SD2IEC and1541C. Commodore 64c,Jiffy DOS,SIDFX, Red Kickstarter Case + 1541 Ultimate II. Acorn Electron, Plus 1 Expansion, Master Turbo Board, AP6,MGC and ElectronMMC+CFInterface. Draco64 + DragonMMC.Commodore 64c Night Moves and Hollywood Packs. Amstrad 6128 with HXC Floppy Emulator. Commodore VIC 20 + 32k Hotrod Upgrade and Princess SD.

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      • #4
        Interested in one unit
        Consoles: WonderMega|FM Towns Marty II|PS3|PS2|PS1|DC|Saturn|MD|MCD|SMS1|SMS2|SG1000 II|Wii|GC|N64|Snes|NES|PCE|360|Xbox|GX4000| HH: 3DS|AGS-101|AGS-001|GBA|GB Micro|GG|PSP|NeoGeo Pocket Colour|PocketStation| Computers: A1200 + 8GB + 1230 + 32MB|A1200 + 4GB + 8MB|C64G|C64C|ST|800XE|6128+|6128|664|464|Einstein|ZX81|Spectrum +2|Electron|Model B|Master 128|

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        • #5
          Could I order one please

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          • #6
            Interested in one
            Got too many Amigas, Think I gotta problem

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            • #7
              Interested in one unit please. Thanks

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              • #8
                Interested in one unit please. Thanks
                Amiga 1200 40gb hdd surf scirrel cdrom
                Amiga 500+ working on it
                BBC Master system

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                • #9
                  Interested in one (1) unit, sending PM.

                  - - - Updated - - -

                  Also, the images in the first post don't appear, at least in my case.

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                  • #10
                    interested, sending PM

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                    • #11
                      Interested in one
                      A2000 2/128/-MB-OS3.9-DKB Wildfire-Picasso IV+Concierto+PabloII+Paloma-Deneb-A2386@TI486SLC2/66-ATI Mach64-Tekram DC600T
                      A2500/30 2/112/6MB-OS3.1-A2630+BigRAM2630-A2091-A2410-A2065-A2286-A2320
                      A1200 2/256/-MB-OS3.9-Blizzard 1230IV/SCSI-IDEfix Express-Indi AGA MkIIcr

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                      • #12
                        Also interested in 1 unit please, sending pm.


                        Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

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                        • #13
                          The image links do not work anymore.

                          Does it need an external power supply?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lion View Post
                            The image links do not work anymore.

                            Does it need an external power supply?
                            Thanks for reporting the problem with images!


                            Yes, it needs a power supply with a micro USB connector; as mobile phones.

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                            • #15
                              Will this be available for some time or is it "now or never"?

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