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Offline gertsy

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Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2017, 09:23:00 AM »
And a great service you provided too Mechy. Much appreciated.
 

Offline kirk_m

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2017, 08:12:23 PM »
Quote from: mechy;828386
Not mystical at all, i sold them here for 3-4 years:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130924003304/http://a4000t.com:80/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=68


I said mystical...not mythical :)   I've never seen one, and those who have them speak well of them, but, I had never seen one.  Wish you were still selling miggy stuff....
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Offline mechy

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2017, 09:01:46 PM »
Quote from: kirk_m;828457
I said mystical...not mythical :)   I've never seen one, and those who have them speak well of them, but, I had never seen one.  Wish you were still selling miggy stuff....

sorry! my fault, i should read closer :)
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2017, 06:08:52 PM »
Quote from: mechy;828124
http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-pin-SCSI-to-CF-Card-Adapter-SCSI-Solid-State-Disk-Ships-from-the-U-S-A-/302234555679

Looking at this picture again, it appears that this card may be too wide to fit in the space of a standard 3.5" drive - unless you rotate it 90 degrees, anyway. :(
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Offline kirk_m

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2017, 07:59:47 PM »
So, has anyone bought and tried one out yet?
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Offline mechy

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2017, 04:22:33 PM »
Quote from: kirk_m;828513
So, has anyone bought and tried one out yet?

I keep waiting for one of your rich folks to buy one and try it :rofl:
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #36 on: July 28, 2017, 05:14:22 PM »
Quote from: mechy;828836
I keep waiting for one of your rich folks to buy one and try it :rofl:

I was tempted but it looks to wide to fit in a 3.5" space, and I don't want to have something all jacked up and turned sideways just to fit.  ;)

Also, who am I kidding?  I'd get the thing and it would sit on a shelf for a year before I had time for it.  :(
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Offline LoadWB

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #37 on: July 28, 2017, 09:48:18 PM »
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;828840
I was tempted but it looks to wide to fit in a 3.5" space, and I don't want to have something all jacked up and turned sideways just to fit.  ;)

Also, who am I kidding?  I'd get the thing and it would sit on a shelf for a year before I had time for it.  :(


+1.5
 

Offline kirk_m

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #38 on: July 28, 2017, 10:40:36 PM »
I asked the seller and it measures 122mm x 79mm, so, yes, it is wider than the 3.5" bay.
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Offline mechy

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #39 on: July 29, 2017, 10:29:13 PM »
Quote from: kirk_m;828854
I asked the seller and it measures 122mm x 79mm, so, yes, it is wider than the 3.5" bay.

That's too bad,it sure makes it a deal breaker for anything i would want to use it on.
 

Offline thebajaguy

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2017, 01:55:18 AM »
Source site is here:

http://shop.codesrc.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=62

And he may have a few distribution points over the globe.

Quote from: LoadWB;828197
From where does this SCSI2CF card come?  I'd like to see some more specs on it.  The SCSI2SD allows you to partition the card into multiple devices, handy for computers like the TI which are limited on drive size (around 256MB) so I'd like to see if this can do the same.
Former GVP Tech Support 1989-1993 - Bloodied in the original trenches of the Amiga Wild Wild West.
 

Offline kirk_m

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #41 on: December 15, 2017, 04:01:26 AM »
So, I bought one to try on my CS MK2 w/ CyberScsi module on my A4000.  No Joy.  I took the CF card that I am booting the A4000 from (on a Fast ATA MK VII), and put it in the SCSI-CF adapter.  Set the terminator on and the SCSI ID via its jumpers.  Tried all three possible IDs that it offers, turned termination on and off, set term power on and off, and, nothing but the Kickstart screen appears, asking for a disk.  The card's LEDs illuminate, indicating it's getting power, and the read/write LED on the card will flicker for a second or two, indicating the SCSI module is trying to access it, but, it won't boot.  I've tried 4,16,32 GB Sandisk CFs and a 4GB Kingston, all of which are system drives on other Amigas I own, but, nothing boots.  

If I should boot the A4000 from the Fast ATA, while having a CF card on the SCSI-CF adapter card, I can open up HDToolbox in 3.9.  I can indeed select it, it shows up as SCSI-IDE-Bridge, or something similar, but, when I click on it to view the partition tables on the CF card, I get an error stating that HDToolbox cannot be used on this type of drive (or something similar to what one gets if you try to select a SCSI CDROM drive with HDtoolbox).
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Offline kirk_m

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #42 on: December 15, 2017, 04:04:29 AM »
Quote from: Bigbronc;828183
I have one and wish I had another, it works great. I plugged it in to the GVP 68040 card scsi to cf and bingo. I had already built the cf card on a scsi to IDE converter card I have. Every thing works,I don,t have a tool to measure transfer rates.


Did you have to do anything in particular to get the card to work?
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Offline kirk_m

Re: Scsi to cf adapter
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2017, 05:14:11 AM »
After a few more CF card tries and some back and forth with the seller, I could only get a 10+ year old Hitachi 32 MB card to work.  The seller says that he has had problems with the adapter being picky about CF cards and, usually only working with smaller cards.  He offered a return, which I will be taking him up on.  He called CF an outdated technology fraught with problems, and said he will be redesigning the card in the near future to use SD cards.  Also, instead of needing to write an EEPROM to update or change the firmware, via an eeprom programmer, he will be implementing direct control via a micro-usb to the card, much like the SCSI2SD card, for firmware updates.  I wanted to like this card, but, it just doesn't work well in its current form for a Amigas.  Speed was between 3 & 3.5mb/sec on a CyberScsi module on my CSMK2 060/Amiga 4000.
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