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Old 07 April 2017, 14:02   #1
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Roll eyes (sarcastic) Can we talk about ACA500Plus?

Hi folks,
sorry for my little english.
I've just bought and received an ACA500plus accelerator card for my Amiga 500, but I noted that has a very limited manual. Apart from that, I would learn more about the use of CF cards.
From what I understood the AUX slot is only for the transfer of files to a Windows PC and vice versa. Conversely, the boot slot is only limited to an use as HDrive, right? Or is it possible to use it as GOTEK drive as well?
I would appreciate also a link to a more detailed manual or just discuss with you about its characteristics or your impressions.
Thank you in advance for any help.
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Old 07 April 2017, 19:10   #2
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No, you can't use it as a floppy emulator. The Boot card is similar to the A600/1200 internal IDE connector and the AUX card is for FAT32 formatted cards that you can use to transfer data from a modern computer.

Have you already checked the Individual Computers wiki?
http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/ACA500plus
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Old 07 April 2017, 21:07   #3
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No, you can't use it as a floppy emulator. The Boot card is similar to the A600/1200 internal IDE connector and the AUX card is for FAT32 formatted cards that you can use to transfer data from a modern computer.

Have you already checked the Individual Computers wiki?
http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/ACA500plus
Hi, thank you very much for your reply.
I didn't know that link, I will surely have a look.
About Aux slot I just discovered that it can works as a single floppy.
I copied the entire content (files and dirs) of a WB 1.3 disk to an amiga formatted CF, inserting it in the aux slot (insted of boot slot).
After I switched "aux slot on" in ACA menu (F10->F7) and I was really surprised of the outcome because WB has been run as on a floppy!

I tried also inserting the CF with WB inside in the "CF boot slot", I hoped that the CF was handled at the same way as in the other slot (considering that it is a boot slot for formatted amiga CF...) but the CF has been totally ignored. Why?

About this I would like to know better the difference in comparison to the "amiga boot CF slot". Can the latter be used only as HDisk?
Thank you for any reply.
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Yes you can talk about the ACA500plus, but maybe use the existing thread for it? http://eab.abime.net/showthread.php?...ght=aca500plus
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Better check the wiki link given.
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Ok sorry I did not see it. It is my first time in this forum.
I Will join to that thread. Meanwhile, thank you for the tips.
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