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Old 07 December 2013, 13:32   #1
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New A500 68030 accelerator from Elbox

Anyone notice this:
http://www.elbox.com/news_13_12_06.html

"Features:
68030 processor (with MMU) clocked at 40MHz
16MB of fast 32-bit DRAM memory on board

Integrated FastATA CF/SATA controller:
- Fast transfer rate of up to 16.6MB/s
- Supports PIO-0, PIO-4 and PIO-5 modes
- Two buffered and terminated EIDE ports for four devices
- AllegroCDFS filesystem included
- LBA 48 support in the onboard BootROM (support of drives over 128GB)
- Automatically configured EIDE/CF/SATA/ATAPI devices
- Can boot from FAT16 and FAT32 formatted devices

Includes custom expansion port for local hardware add-ons
MapROM function (uses 1MB from 16MB of the on-board DRAM)
Compatible with trapdoor Slow memory expansions (up to 1.8 MB)
Compatible with Chip memory expansions
Compatible with WHDLoad software"
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Old 07 December 2013, 14:19   #2
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elbox? Are they still on road?
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Old 07 December 2013, 14:36   #3
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Would be nice to see some photo's of the new hardware.
Brilliant news though! Well done Elbox!
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Old 07 December 2013, 16:41   #4
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Maybe they plan to release it with the shark boards as christmas present...
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Old 07 December 2013, 17:27   #5
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That sounds powerful!
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Old 07 December 2013, 18:50   #6
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Oh indeed, this sounds good!
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Old 07 December 2013, 18:56   #7
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240 euro plus vat. Not cheap.
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Old 07 December 2013, 19:15   #8
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Cheaper then a Viper 530
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Old 07 December 2013, 19:54   #9
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Do people trust elbox anymore? after the (forgive if my memory fails) mediator 3rd party card harddrive wiping incident?

<correction> RDB wiping
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Old 07 December 2013, 21:23   #10
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I'd be more interested to see benchmarks and if/how they implemented burst mode for fastmem. If they're promising feb 2014 for mass-production, there MUST be a working prototype already. Eight weeks is already really fast for organizing mass-production, so all their development and stability testing must be done by now. No reason to hold back photos, AIBB modules and Bustest results.

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Old 07 December 2013, 22:08   #11
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This looks great a nice internal 530 hopefully Amigakit will be getting these and maybe a prototype?
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Old 08 December 2013, 01:16   #12
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To me, this announcement smells like a Christmas spoiler against competitors products.

"Wait! don't buy Accelerator X for Christmas, wait and by from us at Elbox."

If this arrives in February, then I will be very impressed.
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Old 08 December 2013, 01:35   #13
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It looks like a really solid product. That 16.6MB/s HD transfer speed in particular would be amazing!

It will also be cheaper than getting the "Adapter 500" with an ACA accelerator board, and according to the Elbox website it will also be internal, whereas the Adapter 500 sort of grows out of the Amiga with all the circuitry exposed, which can't be particularly safe for it.
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Old 08 December 2013, 01:43   #14
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You're gonna reach the 16,6MB/s IDE-speed like the 133,3MB/s USB-speed on the Mediator-Boards........

That's the absolute maximum what is technicly possible. Marketing. In the real world that's nonsense.
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Old 08 December 2013, 01:45   #15
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and it will fit nicely inside A500, no half-baked mess like Aca500.

If anyone wants aca500 just for a1200 expansion option, it's no brainer that Elbox sounds like a better choice.
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Old 08 December 2013, 01:55   #16
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It looks like a really solid product. That 16.6MB/s HD transfer speed in particular would be amazing!
They claim that for the A1200/4000 FastATA and truth is you're lucky to get 6.6mb/sec
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Old 08 December 2013, 02:02   #17
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We will never reach the theoretical max of course, but with the A1200 IDE f.ex having a theoretical max of 3.5MB/s, 16.6MB/s max sounds promising for an A500 system.
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Old 08 December 2013, 02:02   #18
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They claim that for the A1200/4000 FastATA and truth is you're lucky to get 6.6mb/sec
I can get around 9,500,000 with the MKIV and my ACA1231/42. With a faster accelerator I've seen till 13,107,000:

http://www.amiga.org/gallery/index.php?n=3721

But of course, I'm talking about an A1200, dunno A500 and this accelerator..

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Old 08 December 2013, 02:17   #19
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Delshay's doesn't count

You 9.5mb/sec is impressive though, I've squeezed about 8mb/sec out of my old MkII FastATA
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Old 08 December 2013, 02:51   #20
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But will it fit inside if you have an Indivision ECS installed though?
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