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Old 08 April 2014, 17:12   #1
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Can Fast ATA 1200 & Indivision AGA mk2 live together?

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I've been pondering about whether or not to buy the Fast ATA 1200 from Amiga kit. After looking at some pics, I'm not sure I can fit this thing in my desktop as I already have the Indivision AGA Mk2 fitted. Looks like they would clash.

Can they live happily together inside a desktop A1200?
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Old 08 April 2014, 18:04   #2
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Not without Rom risers which will then potentially cause the FastATA to make contact with the Keyboard, a solution some people have done is using risers getting bigger towards the back and some soldering is mount the FastATA at an angle.

Both solutions can bring their own problems such as connectivity issues so can take some tinkering to get working.
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Cheers fitzsteve,
I don't think I'll bother. Is Ide-fix Express still available?
Can't find it on Amigakit....
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Cheers fitzsteve,
I don't think I'll bother. Is Ide-fix Express still available?
Can't find it on Amigakit....
Sadly they are sold out and very much in demand so finding one isn't easy.

Jens did mention a new adapter with SATA but his current list of projects could mean this is one for the distant future!
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Sadly they are sold out and very much in demand so finding one isn't easy.

Jens did mention a new adapter with SATA but his current list of projects could mean this is one for the distant future!
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Do you need a faster solution?

For just playing Games and most stuff the Motherboard IDE is sufficient. If you want to add a CDROM this can be done with a simple 4 way buffered IDE device or even just slave on the Motherboard IDE.

There's not a lot of stuff on the Amiga that really needs or particularly benefits from a FastATA, the only thing I can think of is ScummVM.

Sure loading bigger Games like Quake and Doom get a speed up loading times but it does not seem to be hugely faster.

WHDLoad Games you'll never notice a thing. Well unless you load up Beneath a Steel Sky with preload

If you have a Turbo Board with be SCSI Option like the Blizzard this is a better solution because you save CPU time over IDE
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I have a buffered interface and get about 2mb/s. Just wanted a bit of a speed boost (about 4or5mb/s would do I think). Just for the stuff you mentioned (i.e. Scumm VM, Quake II etc). My card is an Apollo 1260, so the SCSI interface on that is a no go (rarer than white dog shit). I've heard they're not great anyway.
I'll have to wait and see if Individual do another interface, some time in the future. Or I find an IDE-fix express for sale elsewhere....
Thanks for your help bud
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To be honest the IDEFix Express doesn't make a lot of difference, the most I've had out of mine is 3.5mb/sec, and at the price they're selling for that's a lot of money per mb/sec
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To be honest the IDEFix Express doesn't make a lot of difference, the most I've had out of mine is 3.5mb/sec, and at the price they're selling for that's a lot of money per mb/sec
Oh, that's not great. I think I'll hang on then.
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If you manage to make the FastATA fit with Indivision then go for it. I guess it is the best IDE solution for 060 systems. If you want to buy a new one just ask the seller if you can send it back if it doesn`t fit. Or have a look how the users have assemble both hardware.
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