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Title: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aperez on September 25, 2015, 05:49:49 PM
Hi folks,

I recently coordinated with Michael McMaster, SCSI2SD creator, and together, we completed the largest factory production run of compact 3.5" SCSI2SD adapters to date. I have two rev 5.0a bundle options available for sale and shipment from the US immediately.

SCSI2SD with 4GB Panasonic PE-series SLC-lite microSD card $85 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/191700156442)

SCSI2SD with 8GB SanDisk consumer-grade microSD card $75 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/191702327688)*

SCSI2SD with 256MB True Industrial Grade Single-level Cell microSD card $65 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/191700123328)*

* 10% of sale proceeds for these items go to USA for UNHCR, which builds support within the U.S. for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which provides protection and assistance to over 20 million displaced people around the world, who have been forced to flee due to persecution or war.

For users of Amiga.org and other Amiga forums, a $5/SCSI2SD adapter multiple-item discount is available, as is combined shipping; Just submit a best offer and include your forum handle as well as the name of the forum.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Bennymee on September 25, 2015, 06:59:34 PM
Great, looks like a good product.

Any chance there will be an ultra scsi for the Cyberstorm's?
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: dschallock on September 25, 2015, 09:13:47 PM
Not to ask a dumb question, but is there any software necessary to make this work or is it literally plug and play in my Amiga 3000?
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Tenacious on September 26, 2015, 04:50:08 PM
It looks promising.  I'd like more info about Amiga use and compatibility, a practical example od an Amiga booting from this.

This link, Codesrc's SCSI2SD page, from their ebay page would not load in my browsier.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: slaapliedje on September 26, 2015, 07:32:51 PM
I wonder how well that'd work with say An Atari Mega STe or Atari TT030?  I don't have SCSI in my Amiga, that's why I'm asking... if I had more PCI slots, I could put one in, but it won't boot off the PCI bus, so there wasn't any point for me.

slaapliedje
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Matt_H on September 26, 2015, 08:47:25 PM
Quote from: dschallock;796357
Not to ask a dumb question, but is there any software necessary to make this work or is it literally plug and play in my Amiga 3000?

There is a config tool for Windows/Mac/Linux (the board connects via USB), but I think you only need that if you want to do something fancy or upgrade the firmware. I have two of these boards and just upgraded the firmware in them last night - a bit tricky since I couldn't get the Mac utility to work and ended up having to use the Windows version via a Parallels VM, which didn't behave all that well. Got the job done, though, but I have yet to find the time to actually give these a try in my Amigas!

The developer's homepage is http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=SCSI2SD



EDIT: @ aperez

Kudos for offering a listing that benefits UNHCR - I just sent them a check last week.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aperez on September 27, 2015, 06:27:17 AM
Quote from: Bennymee;796339
Great, looks like a good product.

Any chance there will be an ultra scsi for the Cyberstorm's?


The current SCSI2SD works on the Cyberstorm. If you're asking if there will be a more-performant version in the future, then the answer is a definite "maybe".
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aperez on September 27, 2015, 06:30:16 AM
Quote from: slaapliedje;796434
I wonder how well that'd work with say An Atari Mega STe or Atari TT030?  I don't have SCSI in my Amiga, that's why I'm asking... if I had more PCI slots, I could put one in, but it won't boot off the PCI bus, so there wasn't any point for me.

slaapliedje


There are people using them in the Atari community. The device just speaks SCSI. There is no OS support of any kind required. These work with classic Macs, VAXstations, NeXTstations, you name it. The SCSI2SD has existed for years, and has been tested by a large number of people in a large number of contexts. Just do a simple search, and your questions as to "is it compatible with $foo" will almost surely be answered.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: padrino on September 27, 2015, 11:40:34 AM
Quote from: aperez;796336

For users of Amiga.org and other Amiga forums, a $5/SCSI2SD adapter multiple-item discount is available


Hi,

what exactely does that mean?
(my English doesn't deassemble that too well :-/)
Thanks.

CU,
padrino
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: broken on September 28, 2015, 12:16:30 AM
While I don't use one with any of my Amigas, I have used one for the last year with my x68000 XVI. Works fantastic.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Matt_H on September 29, 2015, 01:40:07 AM
Quote from: padrino;796476
Hi,

what exactely does that mean?
(my English doesn't deassemble that too well :-/)
Thanks.

CU,
padrino


If you buy more than 1, you get a $5 discount.

Hope that helps :)
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aggro_mix on September 29, 2015, 08:04:48 AM
Stupid question maybe but is it bootable?
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aperez on September 29, 2015, 05:21:45 PM
Quote from: aggro_mix;796572
Stupid question maybe but is it bootable?

Yes, absolutely. Your amiga cannot tell this isn't a 30 year old SCSI hard drive =] If your SCSI controller is bootable, you're good.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: -BobW- on September 29, 2015, 06:00:07 PM
Got mine yesterday and it's already installed.  Works great in my GVP A530.  The biggest problem was remembering how to install Workbench 2.04 on a hard drive.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: F1Lupo on September 29, 2015, 06:54:55 PM
Quote from: aperez;796578
Yes, absolutely. Your amiga cannot tell this isn't a 30 year old SCSI hard drive =] If your SCSI controller is bootable, you're good.

so if I plug this into the side of my Amiga 1000 and use kick1.3 I can autoboot directly into workbench and it'll pick up the extra memory and scsi controller in the attached side cars??
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Oldsmobile_Mike on September 29, 2015, 07:11:07 PM
Quote from: klx300r;796580
so if I plug this into the side of my Amiga 1000 and use kick1.3 I can autoboot directly into workbench and it'll pick up the extra memory and scsi controller in the attached side cars??

WHUT?  You don't plug the SCSI2SD into the side of your A1000, you have to first have a SCSI controller that's compatible with your A1000, then you plug the SCSI2SD into that.  All it is is a modern replacement for a hard drive, not a miracle product.  ;)
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: F1Lupo on September 29, 2015, 07:56:57 PM
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;796581
WHUT?  You don't plug the SCSI2SD into the side of your A1000, you have to first have a SCSI controller that's compatible with your A1000, then you plug the SCSI2SD into that.  All it is is a modern replacement for a hard drive, not a miracle product.  ;)

:roflmao:guilty as charged asking for miracles I suppose:biglaugh:

So I can get this as a replacement for my 20 lb original 20MB scsi hard drive then which is working great with my scsi controller and 2 ram expansion side cars right
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aperez on September 29, 2015, 07:57:45 PM
Quote from: klx300r;796585
:roflmao:guilty as charged asking for miracles I suppose:biglaugh:

So I can get this as a replacement for my 20 lb original 20MB scsi hard drive then which is working great with my scsi controller and 2 ram expansion side cars right


Yes, SCSI controller required, though :)
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: F1Lupo on September 29, 2015, 08:06:16 PM
Quote from: aperez;796586
Yes, SCSI controller required, though :)

ah cool so just have to plug unit into my scsi controller, and I can boot up to WB 1.3.  (Of course I have to backup all the stuff on my old scsi back onto the SD card)
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Oldsmobile_Mike on September 29, 2015, 08:12:25 PM
Quote from: klx300r;796587
ah cool so just have to plug unit into my scsi controller, and I can boot up to WB 1.3.  (Of course I have to backup all the stuff on my old scsi back onto the SD card)

Check the documentation for your SCSI controller.  Many (most) A1000 SCSI controllers aren't going to support 4GB disks.  You'd probably be fine to save yourself the $20 bucks and get the 256MB model, which is still going to be a big jump up from 20MB; unless you have one of the rare A1000 SCSI controllers that can support such large disks.  ;)
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: F1Lupo on September 29, 2015, 08:59:26 PM
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;796588
Check the documentation for your SCSI controller.  Many (most) A1000 SCSI controllers aren't going to support 4GB disks.  You'd probably be fine to save yourself the $20 bucks and get the 256MB model, which is still going to be a big jump up from 20MB; unless you have one of the rare A1000 SCSI controllers that can support such large disks.  ;)

hmm I'm pretty sure there'll be a way I can partition the drive to smaller units that WB1.3 can use.  Worse case I can boot into 3.1 but prefer 1.3 for my A1000.  I personally love the sound of the old 'real' drives but I'm gonna get me one of these silent thingies in case the old girl retires one of these years
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aggro_mix on September 29, 2015, 11:48:41 PM
I wouldn't mind one but shipping + import charges are almost as much as the card itself thank's to Ebay's Global Shipping Program :(
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: jkonstan on September 30, 2015, 03:14:43 AM
I bought one of these about 9 days ago from http://www.itead.cc/scsi2sd.html .
Anyway that I can get the $5 discount if I buy a 2nd one this week?
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Matt_H on September 30, 2015, 10:28:06 PM
Quote from: jkonstan;796602
I bought one of these about 9 days ago from http://www.itead.cc/scsi2sd.html .
Anyway that I can get the $5 discount if I buy a 2nd one this week?


That's where I got mine from. There's an important note on the developer's website that the firmware shipped with those boards is defective and needs to be updated. Also, they apparently used a conductive "QC Passed" sticker which should be removed.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aperez on October 01, 2015, 07:22:54 PM
Quote from: aggro_mix;796594
I wouldn't mind one but shipping + import charges are almost as much as the card itself thank's to Ebay's Global Shipping Program :(


Please PM me regarding this, as I'd like to understand the costs.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: jkonstan on October 02, 2015, 01:52:02 AM
Matt,

I plan to remove QC sticker and upgrade the firmware in my SCSI2SD.
Thanks for the info.

Quote from: Matt_H;796660
That's where I got mine from. There's an important note on the developer's website that the firmware shipped with those boards is defective and needs to be updated. Also, they apparently used a conductive "QC Passed" sticker which should be removed.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aperez on October 02, 2015, 01:55:35 AM
That only applies to boards purchased from ITEAD studio. The boards you get from me include the latest (4.4, as of today) firmware. There is also no need to remove the QC sticker on these boards.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Matt_H on October 02, 2015, 05:17:57 AM
@ aperez

Worthwhile clarification, thanks.

@ thread

Another thing to note about these boards is that you can use the firmware to set a fake size for the drive. In other words, if you have an 8GB CF card and a system that can only handle 4GB (or less), just change a setting in the firmware and the unit will present itself to your SCSI host as whatever you set it to, whether that's 4GB or 4MB.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: motrucker on October 02, 2015, 03:03:23 PM
Quote from: Oldsmobile_Mike;796588
Check the documentation for your SCSI controller.  Many (most) A1000 SCSI controllers aren't going to support 4GB disks.  You'd probably be fine to save yourself the $20 bucks and get the 256MB model, which is still going to be a big jump up from 20MB; unless you have one of the rare A1000 SCSI controllers that can support such large disks.  ;)

Looks like this will work just fine on my A2000 w/GVP '030/SCSI card though. I guess it's finally time to upgrade.......
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: Motormouth on October 03, 2015, 03:41:37 PM
One silly question.

How do you set the SCSI id on these?  I don't see the classic jumpers.
Title: Re: SCSI2SD+microSD bundles in stock and ready to ship from USA
Post by: aperez on October 05, 2015, 10:18:43 PM
Quote from: Motormouth;796776
One silly question.

How do you set the SCSI id on these?  I don't see the classic jumpers.

It's all done in software, via USB, either at a CLI or GUI. (supports Win/Mac/Linux) See the attached screenshot, and the SCSI2SD manual (http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=SCSI2SD_UserManual#Options) for additional details.