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GVP HC+8 Series II for Amiga 2000/3000/4000

January 18th, 2014 No comments
GVP HC+8 Series II for Amiga 2000/3000/4000.

Autopsy:

This product is GVP’s flagship SCSI controller.

This controller has room to mount, directly on the card, a 3.5″ SCSI hard drive as well as the capability to hold up to eight (8) megabytes of Fast RAM.

Download: GVP Impact A2000 Manual (546)

source: amiga.resource.cx

A new donation from Fabio B. (Frater Sinister)

January 14th, 2014 No comments

I thank Fabio B. (Frater Sinister) for the donation.

Donated item:

Amiga Ethernet Zorro Ariadne II card with PGA Upgrade done

March 17th, 2009 No comments

Autopsy:

Description:

  • Country: Germany
  • Most Common: Europe
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1998

from Amiga Resource:

  • Realtek RTL8019AS Ethernet controller.
  • a cost reduced version of the original Ariadne (it costs half as much)
  • 10Base2 and 10BaseT connectors.
  • supports full-duplex on 10BaseT.
  • the two protocols are selectable by software.
  • 32 kB buffer.
  • early versions need PGA upgrade to work reliably.
  • socket for optional boot EPROM.
  • 10% slower than the original Ariadne.
  • AmiTCP Genesis included.
  • SANA II compatible driver.
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD.

source: amiga.resource.cx

Commodore A2088XT

March 7th, 2009 1 comment

Autopsy:

Description:

  • Country: Usa
  • Most Common: Usa/Europe
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1986

from Amiga Resource:

  • 8088 @ 4.77 MHz
  • optional 8087 FPU
  • 512 kB RAM
  • 16 kB XT compatible BIOS
  • 360 kB 5.25″ floppy drive supplied
  • 720 kB 3.5″ – uses external Amiga floppy drives on the external connector
  • CGA 640x200x2 or 320x200x4 modes selectable with jumpers
  • can use Amiga parallel ports
  • could be upgraded to 386 with the Roßmöller 386si

source: amiga.resource.cx

Vector A2000i (Professional RAM Board) for A2000/3000/4000

March 5th, 2009 No comments

Autopsy:

Vector A2000i with installed 4mb of ram.

Description:

  • Country: Germany
  • Most Common: Europe
  • Rarity: Rare
  • Year: 1991

from Amiga Resource:

  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations with autoconfig
  • the 6 MB configuration works only with autoconfig disabled – the memory has to be added by software
  • accepts 1M×1, 70 – 120 ns DIPs
  • running a 6 MB card together with a BridgeBoard requires replacing a PAL
  • not compatible with A2000-A motherboard.

source: amiga.resource.cx

Commodore Amiga A2090 SCSI/MFM Interface

March 4th, 2009 No comments

autopsy:

Description:

  • Country: Usa
  • Most Common: Usa/Europe
  • Rarity: Unrare
  • Year: 1987

from Amiga Hardware:

The A2090 is a full length Zorro II card which contains a SCSI controller and an ST506 (IBM XT MFM) controller. The card does not support autobooting, however there were solutions released which allowed the card to boot, such as the Commodore Autoboot Card or the Combitec AutoBoot Card (A2090b). This card is known by serveral names, but it is the same hardware.

For example the SCSI controller supplied with the A2500 is simply this card. It was also known as the A2092 which was simply this card packaged as a “Hard Disk Upgrade Kit”, including a 40MB hard drive for the A2000. To confuse matters further this “Hard Disk Upgrade Kit” was sometimes referred to as the A2094. The A2090a is simply this card, prefitted with auto-booting ROMS. The card uses the Zilog 80B processor. If you intend to use this card in Zorro III machines, then all drivers and buffers must be loaded into Chip RAM and not Fast RAM.

Bootable versions of this card uses its own custom booting method and ironically does not use the Commodore RDB standard which most hard drive controllers use. In order to prep and format the drive, a special prepping utility is required.You cannot have partitions larger than 256MB without a patch. In order to autoboot, you need at least Kickstart 1.3.

source: amiga-hardware.com