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Old 29 February 2012, 09:56   #4
roy bates
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Originally Posted by NovaCoder View Post
Just read about this...

With the FastATA ZIV CF/SATA controller, you can take advantage of the latest low-cost, high-capacity SATA/ATA/EIDE devices like hard drives, Solid State drives (SSD), Compact Flash cards, DVD drives, CD-RW drives, CD-ROM drives, ZIP drives, LS-120 drives, etc.

The FastATA ZIV CF/SATA is designed to simultaneously use up to four devices: one Compact Flash card, one SATA drive and two to four PATA devices. The number of simultaneously used Compact Flash cards or SATA drives may be increased with additional adapters up to the total number of all connected devices of four.

Fast transfer rate of up to 16.6MB/s
Supports PIO-0, PIO-3 and PIO-4 modes
Supports 32-bit zero-waitstate accesses in PIO5
Compatible with ATA 33/66/100 devices
Adds two buffered and terminated ports for 4 devices
Automatical configuration of devices
Compatible with all A1200 turbo cards
Boots from any attached HDD, ZIP or LS-120

FastATA4000 software bundled with FastATA ZIV controllers provides support for: HDD drives, Compact Flash cards, CD-ROM drives, CD-R drives, CD-RW drives, ZIP drives, LS-120 drives. AllegroCDFS--the fastest Amiga CD filesystem is also included.


nice device although,these have been capable of doing this from day one(back when these devises where on the 1200 and called power flyers) although there was no sata bridges around at the time.(sata bridge sold seprately)
also you can put a sata bridge on the native ide port(although you wont get these sort of transfer speeds)
you can also do this with the fastata 4 for the 1200.(again sata bridge sold seprately)

my only problem is,you will never reach the stated 16mbs transfer speeds because its just a sales hype.(these figures where probably taken from the max figure eide can do)
the most you will ever get from it is around 8-9mbs max on a 68k machine.(depending on cpu used)
also because its cpu intensive (as is all ide)dont expect it to be like scsi drives on an amiga.

this is not a dig at these, just my opinion as i think there a nice peice of kit.(just that some of the info on them is a bit misleading)

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