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Offline Everblue

Transferring files to A3000
« on: January 25, 2009, 06:34:35 PM »
A friend of mine has got a an Amiga 3000 with a SCSI HDD. He would like to transfer a bunch of files from his PC into it.

Which would be the cheapest way to do it, excluding Amiga Explorer (takes ages)?

 

Offline countzero

Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 06:42:55 PM »
get a cheap PCI SCSI card for his PC. Connect A3000 HDD to PC. Mount it under Winuae. Difficult to setup but ultra fast and cheap.

Alternatively he can get somekind of SCSI Zip drive, for easier setup and general use, but it would be more expensive.
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Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 06:54:07 PM »
What about Deneb usb?
I think the price is fair, because it opens up for a lot of stuff, not just file transfer.

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Offline T3000

Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 10:57:11 PM »
Zip drives are cheap. One for the PC and one for the Amiga. That's how I've been doing it.

Offline JimS

Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 12:27:59 AM »
I use an old macintosh external scsi drive. It's formatted as a PC drive, and the Amiga reads it fine.
I was in Target last week, and saw a USB cable designed to hook two peecees or Macs together for file transfer. No idea how that is supposed to work, or if it would work with an Amiga at one end of the link.
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Offline quarkx

Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 12:42:13 AM »
never thought that Amiga explore was all that slow.
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Offline orb85750

Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 02:49:07 AM »
Is there any way to use a CDRW drive to write from PC and then read the resulting CDROM with a SCSI CDROM drive into an Amiga?
 

Offline Quixote

Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 07:08:04 AM »
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orb85750 wrote:
Is there any way to use a CDRW drive to write from PC and then read the resulting CDROM with a SCSI CDROM drive into an Amiga?
;-) That should work just fine.  The CD's file format has nothing to do with whether the CD drive is SCSI or IDE.
 

Offline marcfrick2112

Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 07:18:09 AM »
orb85750: If you mean burning a CD on a PC to read on an Amiga CD-ROM drive, of course. I do it all the time... You may have to adjust some settings in your CD-ROM filesystem prefs... e.g. some long WinXP files got truncated to stuff like 'slivt~dr.LHA' ... Dopus (at least) doesn't like the tilde character (~). (Is it an obscure pattern-matching char. ??)

As to the original question: Well, Zip drives are cheap, and readily available from EPay... (I paid about $12.00 for one of mine, and got the other free from a friend :) I have seen Zip's sell w/ SCSI interfaces for PC fairly cheap too... If it were up to me, I'd just get a CD-rom, or better yet a burner for the 3000, but it would have to be external, wouldn't it? Ext. SCSI drives are not so cheap...  :-(
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Re: Transferring files to A3000
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2009, 02:15:29 PM »
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Is there any way to use a CDRW drive to write from PC and then read the resulting CDROM with a SCSI CDROM drive into an Amiga?


Hi orb85750,

I used Nero Burning ROM v7 (7.9.6.0) (Registered and legal) to burn CDs on a PCee for use on my A2000(Internal CDRom)and A1200(external CDrom). With the full version of Nero U can use ISO9660:1999 which allows 207 character file names and 255 character paths.

I have a zip drive as well but the CDRom is much faster and easier, not to mention cheap media. Whoops I did.