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Offline rednova

Can I install this hd on my a2000 ?
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:31:40 AM »
I just found this hd in ebay:

GVP HC+8 SCSI Controller with 4gb Harddrive CDROM 8mb RAM for Amiga 2000 4000

I am completely nill with hardware. If I buy this, can I install it myself on my a2000 ?
Is it easy to install if I know nothing about hardware ?
Also, I found in amigakit a 4gb cf hard drive for a4000, will it work on a2000 and is it
tough to install ? Does it plugin externally or do I need to open my amiga 2000 ?
I cannot buy the hd on ebay now, but a few months in the future I can buy it.
The cf hd from amigakit is very inexpensive, but i dunno if it will work on a2000 or If I will
be able to install myself.
please help,
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Offline pyrre

Re: Can I install this hd on my a2000 ?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 04:18:06 AM »
"GVP HC+8 SCSI Controller with 4gb Harddrive CDROM 8mb RAM for Amiga 2000 4000"
Should be relative simple to install in any A2000

"Also, I found in amigakit a 4gb cf hard drive for a4000"
This is most likely IDE, the HC+8 controller is SCSI. and you would need a SCSI-IDE bridge in addition to the CF adapter. unless it is a SCSI-CF adapter. (they are RARE)

"Does it plugin externally or do I need to open my amiga 2000?"
You need to open up your A200 and install the controller into one of the ZORRO slots.
All though, the card do provide an axternal SCSI connector for external devices. Like the external SCSI ZIP drive. Or JAZZ drive if you have one of those.

"I cannot buy the hd on ebay now, but a few months in the future I can buy it?"
No problem as long as it is a SCSI drive you plan to purchase....
SCSI to SD bridge may be a viable option for your system using the HC+8 controller.

"The cf hd from amigakit is very inexpensive, but i dunno if it will work on a2000 or If I will
be able to install myself."
you have to make sure it is a SCSI adapter. or it will not work....
A400 has an internal onboard IDE controller. The A2000 does not. And your HC+8 controller is SCSI

If you have not seen the hardware database yet. have a look HERE
« Last Edit: November 10, 2018, 04:20:57 AM by pyrre »
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Offline paul1981

Re: Can I install this hd on my a2000 ?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 04:47:34 PM »
If it already comes with a 4GB SCSI HDD and 8MB RAM as you stated, then you are set. I wouldn't wait around too long if the price is reasonable! Also, if you get stuck with installing the card or setting it up - we are always here to help.  ;)