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Offline rednova

Re: I want to install cd drive in a2000
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2016, 01:51:40 AM »
@ oldsmobile_Mike:

I appreciate the time you took to answer my questions.
I think now, my best bet, instead of a major overhaul of my amiga,
is to just save my pics to floppy disks. Not only a pic can take 25 k
but many only take like 10 k. As you see, a disk can hold a whole lot of pics.
I can always save my money and expand my amiga later.
Thank you !!!
-mobilis in mobile-
 

Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: I want to install cd drive in a2000
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2016, 01:52:02 AM »
Go to Ebay.

Type in "50 pin scsi hard drive".

Any capacity will work, but drives under 4GB are easiest to make work.

You can use other types of drives but they will require an adapter.  A 50 pin drive will plug right in (with the appropriate cable, of course).

Some early revisions of the A2091 had more limitations.  You should upgrade to the latest ROM version if you intend to use large capacity hard drives.

Or get the SCSI2SD card from my previous link, or some similar more modern storage solution.
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
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Offline Oldsmobile_Mike

Re: I want to install cd drive in a2000
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2016, 01:52:56 AM »
Quote from: rednova;814626
@ oldsmobile_Mike:

I appreciate the time you took to answer my questions.
I think now, my best bet, instead of a major overhaul of my amiga,
is to just save my pics to floppy disks. Not only a pic can take 25 k
but many only take like 10 k. As you see, a disk can hold a whole lot of pics.
I can always save my money and expand my amiga later.
Thank you !!!

Good choice.  :)
Amiga 500: 2MB Chip|16MB Fast|30MHz 68030+68882|3.9|Indivision ECS|GVP A500HD+|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|Cocolino|SCSI DVD-RAM
Amiga 2000: 2MB Chip|136MB Fast|50MHz 68060|3.9|Indivision ECS + GVP Spectrum|Mechware card reader + 8GB CF|AD516|X-Surf 100|RapidRoad|Cocolino|SCSI CD-RW
 Amiga videos and other misc. stuff at https://www.youtube.com/CompTechMike/videos
 

Offline shaf

Re: I want to install cd drive in a2000
« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2016, 03:05:17 AM »
If you already have a SCSI Card another Solution is an Iomega Zip Drive, the 100Mb Drive and Cartridges can be found cheaply.
 

Offline Thomas Richter

Re: I want to install cd drive in a2000
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2016, 09:42:33 AM »
Quote from: shaf;814630
If you already have a SCSI Card another Solution is an Iomega Zip Drive, the 100Mb Drive and Cartridges can be found cheaply.

Yes, but also for a reason. The problem is that the quality of the ZIP drives is rather "mixed". The earlier models are very robust and sturdy, and never let me down. The later, younger revisions were "cost optimized" and created a lot of problems. Google for "click of death".  Besides, 100MB is not really much.
 

Offline utri007

Re: I want to install cd drive in a2000
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2016, 10:31:56 AM »
Quote from: rednova;814623
Hi:

ShowConfig says:  CBM A50/A2091  HD controller
revision 7.0 of the ROM is necessary for 68040 machines http://amiga.resource.cx/exp/a2091

If it doesn't have rev 7 roms, it is well supported and you should get needed rom from places like amibay / ebay

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An 040 accelerator with 32 mb ram

68040 is my minium fo accelerator for Amiga. Makes it much faster and easier to use.

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-a second hd, preferably very big
-cd drive/writer (which i am thinking about getting now)

There is two options, you might want to get IDE controller like Buddha, that way you will have much less problems with hard drives.

OR

You can try to found old possible already broken SCSI hard drives. I had similar situation than you have now and I gave up. I ended up to have 6 uncompatiable SCSI hard drives.

If you wan to keep SCSI this is best option : http://amigakit.leamancomputing.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1264


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Where can I get an x-surf ?
What is all that I need to get usb for amiga ?
I am very interested in the usb solution for a2000.

Both are icomp products and still for sale.

https://icomp.de/shop-icomp/en/shop.html
« Last Edit: September 30, 2016, 10:33:57 AM by utri007 »
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