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Old 23 October 2011, 18:27   #21
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Another question.... can you expect faster speed from the 2.5 IDE port on the MKIV ATA Board or are the faster speeds only achieved when using the two 3.5 IDE ports?

Is it the case that the smaller IDE port just behaves in the same way "speed wise" as the Amiga's 2.5 Native Mother Board IDE port?

Any info welcome.... hope my question is clear.
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Old 23 October 2011, 18:35   #22
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Another question.... can you expect faster speed from the 2.5 IDE port on the MKIV ATA Board or are the faster speeds only achieved when using the two 3.5 IDE ports?

Is it the case that the smaller IDE port just behaves in the same way "speed wise" as the Amiga's 2.5 Native Mother Board IDE port?

Any info welcome.... hope my question is clear.

yes peter,the 2.5 inch drives speedup,but you loose the ability to use the 1st 3.5 inch port.

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Old 26 October 2011, 14:45   #23
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@ roy bates or Amigakit ... if you are booting from a device connected to the 2.5 port on the Fast ATA MKIV doesn't the speed just remain the same as the standard Amiga native IDE ?

I have a CF Card in my A1200 which is obviously connected via an adaptor that plugs into the Amiga IDE - this give slow/average speed - This CF Card contains the System boot partition.

If I install a Fast ATA MKIV in this A1200 and then plug the CF Card adaptor into the 2.5 port of the Fast ATA I will still be booting from this CF Card System partition but it will just be going through the Fast ATA Controller rather than the Native Amiga IDE... I'm pretty sure that I wont see any difference in speed on the connected CF Card because your boot device has to stay at the speed that the Amiga recognises in order to boot... (PIO 0 ??)

I don't know this for sure - can any one confirm?

If it's true what I say then it's pretty pointless buying a Fast ATA if you only have one IDE Hard Drive or CF Card device in your set up - because you have to boot from this one and only IDE device it will have to remain at the same original speed in order for the Amiga to boot.

If you are thinking of adding more IDE Devices, CD ROM, additional Hard Drives etc. then I guess you would benefit from the increase in speed the Fast ATA MKIV offers on the additional IDE ports.

I'd really welcome some more info on this and perhaps confirmation as to whether I am talking total rubbish...

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@ roy bates or Amigakit ... if you are booting from a device connected to the 2.5 port on the Fast ATA MKIV doesn't the speed just remain the same as the standard Amiga native IDE ?

I have a CF Card in my A1200 which is obviously connected via an adaptor that plugs into the Amiga IDE - this give slow/average speed - This CF Card contains the System boot partition.

If I install a Fast ATA MKIV in this A1200 and then plug the CF Card adaptor into the 2.5 port of the Fast ATA I will still be booting from this CF Card System partition but it will just be going through the Fast ATA Controller rather than the Native Amiga IDE... I'm pretty sure that I wont see any difference in speed on the connected CF Card because your boot device has to stay at the speed that the Amiga recognises in order to boot... (PIO 0 ??)

I don't know this for sure - can any one confirm?

If it's true what I say then it's pretty pointless buying a Fast ATA if you only have one IDE Hard Drive or CF Card device in your set up - because you have to boot from this one and only IDE device it will have to remain at the same original speed in order for the Amiga to boot.

If you are thinking of adding more IDE Devices, CD ROM, additional Hard Drives etc. then I guess you would benefit from the increase in speed the Fast ATA MKIV offers on the additional IDE ports.

I'd really welcome some more info on this and perhaps confirmation as to whether I am talking total rubbish...

no mate the 2.5 device on the fastata will be sped up as well.
and you wont be able to use the amigas native port or the first 3.5 inch connector on the fastata.if you have a 2.5 inch device plugged into the 2.5 inch port on the fastata.

hope this helps roy.
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Its also fixed for larger drives.
Amigakit is booting off a 1TB SATA Drive.
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Its also fixed for larger drives.
Amigakit is booting off a 1TB SATA Drive.
hi fol whats the max drive this supports,1TB is massive.

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hi fol whats the max drive this supports,1TB is massive.

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Not sure, but Im sure you could push it past 1TB.
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cheers fol.
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Hi Peter,

The 2.5in (44way port) on the FastATA is also running at the same speed as the FastATA controller, for example in my A1200D I use a 44way CF-IDE adapter and get around 6mb/sec

All the best,

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Cheers all for the info - going to do some tests when time permits...

Nice to have one of these back in my set up to play around with.

THANKS AMIGAKIT - it arrived this morning - well packed and quickly sent!!
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Many thanks for the order Peter!

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I am booting off a 2TB drive on my Amiga 1200.
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Did you ever get a chance to do any benchmarks under OS4.1 Classic?

I'm still tempted to buy one if they are faster than SATA/PCI cards

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Many thanks for the order Peter!

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I am booting off a 2TB drive on my Amiga 1200.
I knew it was 1 or 2, stuck to safe side, .
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Now that I am back from Amiwest, Ill revisit your request before we start preparing for the Replay Expo 2011 Show in Blackpool.
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hi amigakit.com

what will you be having on your tables
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Any suggestions are most welcome.

We were thinking of selling: Competition Pro Amiga and USB joysticks, Amiga Forever 2012, C64 Forever 2012, Boing Ball Mice & Keyboards, FastATA 1200 and 4000, Indivision ECS, Keyrah, Cocolino etc.
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The Elbox FastATA will not fit with Indivision AGA or Indivision AGA MK2. I have severe trouble downsizing my IDE-fix SATA concept, so it will at least fit with Indivision AGA MK2.

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I am using Fast ATA MK-III and Indivision together with PC-key adapter. Never had a problem.
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The Elbox FastATA will not fit with Indivision AGA or Indivision AGA MK2. I have severe trouble downsizing my IDE-fix SATA concept, so it will at least fit with Indivision AGA MK2.

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I like the Fast ATA.
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I just bought one of these during the AmiWest 2011 Show (actually, I think it was the only FastATA 1200 that Matthew brought with him to the show).

Am I reading this thread correctly that it will not fit inside my stock A1200 case with an IndivisionAGA installed?

That is a problem I wish I knew about before buying it.
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I just bought one of these during the AmiWest 2011 Show (actually, I think it was the only FastATA 1200 that Matthew brought with him to the show).

Am I reading this thread correctly that it will not fit inside my stock A1200 case with an IndivisionAGA installed?

That is a problem I wish I knew about before buying it.
It will fit, you just need to rise the rom sockets.
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