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Old 31 July 2019, 21:14   #1
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Updated FastATA 4000 CPLDs?

I know bugfixes went out for FastATA products in the form of replacement Mach CPLDs, I can't seem to figure out where I put mine, as I got a pack of them long ago, but I figure there have been more updates since then.

I was thinking of getting my A4000 up and running again and it would be nice to bring the FastATA card up to spec.

Is there any way to get the config files of the latest version so I can just burn the chips myself?

(I suppose if the FastATA were redesigned these days it would be done in a cheap small FPGA instead of the big array of CPLDs.)
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I keep having issues where my drive is all sorts of happy, and then it eats itself with block errors. I've tried different file systems, different cables, different IDE -> SATA adapters, drives, etc. It always ends up with some error somewhere.


I have the FastATA 4000 MK VI, which I think the VII came out shortly after I bought mine. I'll try emailing Elbox and see if I can get a hold of the CPLDs, I noticed in the image they have on their site that the VII black edition also has Boot ROM 9.0 instead of the 8.0 I have on mine.
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I keep having issues where my drive is all sorts of happy, and then it eats itself with block errors. I've tried different file systems, different cables, different IDE -> SATA adapters, drives, etc. It always ends up with some error somewhere.


I have the FastATA 4000 MK VI, which I think the VII came out shortly after I bought mine. I'll try emailing Elbox and see if I can get a hold of the CPLDs, I noticed in the image they have on their site that the VII black edition also has Boot ROM 9.0 instead of the 8.0 I have on mine.
Did they ever stop calling their driver "scsi.device"? It always drove me nuts having to deal with the C= IDE driver becoming "2nd.scsi.device", which screwed up my mountlists anytime I unplugged the FastATA.
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Ha, maybe? I have used it both with 3.1.4 and 3.9, and switching between the fastata, onboard ide and the scsi on the CSPPC hasn't seemed to matter. I just wish I could get something that wouldn't give me drive errors so I keep having to recreate from backups.
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