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Company
Elaborate Bytes / BSC, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A500, A1000
A2000, A3000, A4000

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-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2049 / 1,2
2092 / 2
    ST506/412 or SCSI controller
  • A.L.F. 2 is a general hard disk driver software with 16 different hardware versions based on it
  • supports processor cards and does some optimizations for the better processors
  • handles drives up to 1 GB only
  • Model 1:
    • only ST506/412, either MFM or RLL
    • cannot autoboot - by making the driver reset resistent, rebooting off hard disk is possible
    • the Zorro II version is half length (only a Zorro - XT adaptor board), the metal hard disk mounting frame is optional
  • Model 2:
    • ST506/412 (either MFM or RLL) or SCSI
    • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
    • the Zorro II version is full length and has place for mounting a 3.5" hard disk
  • if a Model 1 and a Model 2 controller are installed in one Amiga at once, the Model 2 controls the Model 1 (autobooting is possible on both controllers)
  • the 16 versions of A.L.F. 2:
    • A2000 MFM - Model 1 & 2
    • A2000 RLL - Model 1 & 2
    • A2000 SCSI - only Model 2
    • A500 MFM (without casing) - only Model 1
    • A500 MFM (with casing) - Model 1 & 2
    • A500 RLL (without casing) - only Model 1
    • A500 RLL (with casing) - Model 1 & 2
    • A500 SCSI (with casing) - only Model 2
    • A1000 MFM (without casing) - only Model 1
    • A1000 MFM (with casing) - only Model 1
    • A1000 RLL (without casing) - only Model 1
    • A1000 RLL (with casing) - only Model 1
  • the A500 and A1000 versions connect to the side expansion port
  • those without case have no passthrough connector, the others have
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - Elaborate Bytes A.L.F. 2 (OMTI)  front side
Elaborate Bytes A.L.F. 2 (OMTI), front side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - Elaborate Bytes A.L.F. 2 (OMTI)  back side
Elaborate Bytes A.L.F. 2 (OMTI), back side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - Elaborate Bytes ALF 222C (SCSI)  front side
Elaborate Bytes ALF 222C (SCSI), front side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - Elaborate Bytes ALF 222C (SCSI)  back side
Elaborate Bytes ALF 222C (SCSI), back side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500  left side
BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500, left side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 passthrough board front side
BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 passthrough board, front side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 controller card back side
BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 controller card, back side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 2 - BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 controller card front side
BSC A.L.F. 2 SCSI 500 controller card, front side

Advert (US)
1989-10

Advert (DE)
1989-08

Company
Elaborate Bytes / BSC, Germany
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2046 / 3
2049 / 3
2092 / 3
    SCSI 2 controller
  • NCR 53C94 @ 25 MHz
  • does not use DMA but interrupt driven programmed I/O
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external SCSI connector for both snap-in and screw-in connectors
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
    two-ROM version (ALF 232C)
  • designed by Elaborate Bytes
  • after developing this card, Elaborate Bytes sold their entire hardware product range to BSC
    one-ROM version (Oktagon 2000)
  • designed by BSC
  • an Oktagon 2008 without RAM expansion
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - Elaborate Bytes ALF 232C  front side
Elaborate Bytes ALF 232C, front side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - BSC A.L.F. 3  front side
BSC A.L.F. 3, front side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - BSC A.L.F. 3  back side
BSC A.L.F. 3, back side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - Elaborate Bytes ALF 232C  back side
Elaborate Bytes ALF 232C, back side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - BSC A.L.F. 3 (Oktagon 2000)  front side
BSC A.L.F. 3 (Oktagon 2000), front side
Elaborate Bytes / BSC A.L.F. 3 - BSC A.L.F. 3 (Oktagon 2000)  back side
BSC A.L.F. 3 (Oktagon 2000), back side

Advert (DE)
1990-11

Advert (DE)
1991-03

Company
C-Ltd., USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
1004 / 12
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O transfers
  • does not autoboot, reads CLtd.device from floppy
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header - but there is no space for mounting a hard disk on the card
  • A-Max II driver (cltd.amhd)
  • two screw holes to mount a SCSI-to-MFM converter card
C-Ltd. A2000 SCSI -  front side
front side
C-Ltd. A2000 SCSI - with SCSI-MFM converter front side
with SCSI-MFM converter, front side
C-Ltd. A2000 SCSI -  back side
back side

Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
514 / 1
515 / 3
    SCSI and ST-506 controller
  • supports seven SCSI and two ST-506 devices at once
  • the SCSI drives are controlled by the WD 33C93 IC
  • the ST-506 drives are controlled by the Zilog Z80B CPU
  • the 33C93 chip can be controlled by either the 68000 (default) or by the Z80
  • DMA transfers are provided by the custom Commodore 8727 IC featuring a 64 byte FIFO buffer
  • the Z80 CPU has 2 kB RAM to buffer commands from the Amiga, 8 kB PROM with driver routines and 1 kB RAM for storage of variables
  • cannot autoboot
  • does not support the SCSI Direct protocol
  • does not support partitions and drives larger than 256 MB
  • the ST-506 interface does not support 16-head drives
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • on Zorro III machines the card only works if the driver and all the buffers are loaded into chip RAM
  • A-Max II driver (hddisk.amhd)
Commodore A2090 -  front side
front side
Commodore A2090 -  back side
back side

Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
514 / 1
515 / 3
    SCSI and ST-506 controller
  • supports seven SCSI and two ST-506 devices at once
  • the SCSI drives are controlled by the WD 33C93 IC
  • the ST-506 drives are controlled by the Zilog Z80B CPU
  • the 33C93 chip can be controlled by either the 68000 (default) or by the Z80
  • DMA transfers are provided by the custom Commodore 8727 IC featuring a 64 byte FIFO buffer
  • the Z80 CPU has 2 kB RAM to buffer commands from the Amiga, 8 kB PROM with driver routines and 1 kB RAM for storage of variables
  • three autoboot ROMs
  • custom bootblock design
  • does not support the SCSI Direct protocol
  • does not support partitions and drives larger than 256 MB
  • the ST-506 interface does not support 16-head drives
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • on Zorro III machines the card only works if the driver and all the buffers are loaded into chip RAM
  • A-Max II driver (hddisk.amhd)
    hard disk kits
  • the A2090A was sold in kit form which included the controller itself, a hard disk, cables, installation disk and manual
  • A2092: A2090A bundled with a 20 MB Miniscribe 8425 hard disk
  • A2094: A2090A bundled with a 45 MB Toshiba MK-134FA or a 46 MB Rodime RO-3055 hard disk
  • all of these hard disks are ST-506 drives
Commodore A2090A -  front side
front side
Commodore A2090A -  front side
front side
Commodore A2090A -  back side
back side

Company
Commodore, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
514 / 2,3,10
    SCSI controller
  • Western Digital 33C93
  • uses the same DMAC custom chip for DMA transfers as the A3000
  • knows the Rigid Disk Block and SCSI Direct protocols
  • built in XT IDE (8 bit) hard disk controller - the connectors and LED are not installed but their place is visible on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • a 3.5" hard disk can be mounted on the card
  • 16 kB autoboot ROM (can be disabled) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
    • revision 7.0 of the ROM is necessary for 68040 machines
  • supports SCSI network sharing
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD
  • A-Max II driver (scsi.amhd)
    memory
  • sixteen DIP sockets accept 0.5, 1 or 2 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×4 (44256) chips, 120 ns or faster
  • cannot use DMA to transfer data to 32 bit fast RAM
  • if Zorro II DMA memory is not available the driver falls back to programmed I/O transfers
  • performs extremely slow in the A4000 because of the above mentioned two problems
Commodore A2091 -  front side
front side
Commodore A2091 -  back side
back side

Company
Commodore / DKB, USA
Date
1993
Amiga
A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro III
Autoconfig ID
513 / 84
514 / 84
    Fast SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • NCR 53C710
  • autoboot ROM
  • 50 pin internal connector
  • 50 pin HD Centronics external connector - expensive cables and terminators
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • active SCSI bus termination
  • no RAM option
  • only works with Buster 11, either installed in A3000 or A4000
  • does not work with A3640 equipped A3000s
  • early, Commodore built boards booted only under Kickstart 3.x
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD
    DIP switch settings
    switch 1-3- SCSI ID
    switch 4- fast bus: ON - disabled
    switch 5- delayed autoboot: ON - enabled
    switch 6- synchronous mode: ON - disabled
    switch 7- termination: ON - disabled
    switch 8- LUN: ON - enabled
Commodore / DKB A4091 - Rev B  front side
Rev B, front side
Commodore / DKB A4091 - Rev A  front side
Rev A, front side
Commodore / DKB A4091 - Rev B  back side
Rev B, back side
  • A4091-4014.dms
    install disk
    68040.library v37.30 (18.1.93),setpatch v40.14 (7.10.93)

    203 kB
  • A4091-4002.dms
    install disk
    68040.library v37.30 (18.1.93),setpatch v40.2 (17.2.93)

    185 kB

Company
Archos, France
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
8498 / 11
    SCSI controller
  • 53C80 controller IC
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • hard disk power connector
    memory
  • eight ZIP sockets accept up to 4 MB RAM

Company
ICD, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2071 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • half length card - mounting frame allows the installation of a 3.5" drive inline with the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • autoboot ROM (icddisk.device or icdscsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB and SCSI Direct compatible
  • fully supports removable media devices
  • game jumper (disables the whole controller), autoboot disable jumper, HD cache disable jumper
  • pressing the left mouse button during startup disables HD automount, pressing the right mouse button disables HD cache
  • SCSI networking
  • A-Max II driver (icddisk.amhd)
    jumper settings
    A -autoboot ROM: ON - enable
    B -caching: ON - enable
    GAME -card: ON - disable
    ID0-ID2 -SCSI ID
ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 -  front side
front side
ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 -  front side
front side
ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 - with bracket front side
with bracket, front side
ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 - without bracket front side
without bracket, front side
ICD AdSCSI (Advantage) 2000 -  back side
back side
  • ICDPrepHD-42.dms
    install disk v4.2
    ICDPrepHD v4.2, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1

    117 kB
  • ICDPrepHD-40.dms
    install disk v4.0
    ICDPrepHD v4.0 adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1

    117 kB
  • icd_advantage.dms
    Installer's Heaven
    install disk
    316 kB

Advert (US)
1990-05

Advert (DE)
1990-07

Company
ICD, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2071 / 1,4
    SCSI controller
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • autoboot ROM (icdscsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB and SCSI Direct compatible
  • fully supports removable media devices
  • game jumper (disables the whole controller), autoboot disable jumper, HD cache disable jumper
  • pressing the left mouse button during startup disables HD automount, pressing the right mouse button disables HD cache
  • A-Max II driver (icddisk.amhd)
  • SCSI networking
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 MB SIMMs in groups of two giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations
  • memory disable jumper
  • AdSCSI 2000 has no RAM expansion
ICD AdSCSI 2080 -  front side
front side
ICD AdSCSI 2080 -  back side
back side
  • ICDPrepHD-42.dms
    install disk v4.2
    ICDPrepHD v4.2, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1

    117 kB
  • ICDPrepHD-40.dms
    install disk v4.0
    ICDPrepHD v4.0, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1

    117 kB
  • icd_advantage.dms
    Installer's Heaven
    install disk
    316 kB

Advert (US)
1991-02

Company
3-State, Germany
Date
1992
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
8738 / 0,34
    SCSI 2 and IDE controller
  • uses polled I/O instead of DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM (SCSI-Apollo.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • support for Rigid Disk Block
  • Direct SCSI is supported only on the SCSI part of the controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • internal 50 pin SCSI header and 40 pin IDE header
  • external DB25 SCSI connector
  • hard disk activity LED
  • disable switch
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4 FastPage or Static Column ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • two 30 pin SIP sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • the SIP sockets are hardwired to the first bank of ZIP sockets, they cannot be used at the same time
3-State Apollo 2000 -  front side
front side
3-State Apollo 2000 -  back side
back side

Advert (DE)
1992-08

Advert (DE)
1993-01

Company
ACT Elektronik, Germany
Date
1996
Amiga
A3000, A4000
Interface
CPU slot
Autoconfig ID
8738 / 35
    processor
  • 68040 @ 28 / 33 / 40 MHz or 68060 @ 50 / 66 MHz
    memory
  • A4000: four 72 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 128 MB RAM
  • A3000: two 72 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 64 MB RAM
  • supports 4, 8, 16, 32 MB SIMMs, 60 ns
  • accepts FastPage and EDO RAM
  • supports the very expensive ED-RAM (not EDO)
  • memory disable jumper
    SCSI 2 controller
  • not Fast SCSI 2
  • allows autoboot and supports RDB
  • 50 pin internal header
  • optional external SCSI connector
  • not compatible with Quantum and some IBM hard disks
    notes
  • the RAM ends up as separate memory chunks unless there are only 32 MB SIMMs on the card or only one SIMM of any size
  • A4000: the card functions better if there's still a 4 MB SIMM on the motherboard
  • A3000: a wire has to be connected between the A3000 SCSI chip and the Kickstart chips
ACT Elektronik Apollo 3040/3060 & 4040/4060 -  front side
front side
ACT Elektronik Apollo 3040/3060 & 4040/4060 -  back side
back side

Company
Combitec, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    autobooter
  • provides autoboot functionality for the Commodore A2090 SCSI controller
  • two autoboot ROMs
  • autoboots with Kickstart 1.2 and 1.3
  • supports FastFileSystem
  • replaces the drive request procedure of the A2090 - no 8 seconds wait for drives to show up
  • checks for bootable drives in the following order:
    • 1st ST506 drive
    • 2nd ST506 drive
    • 1st SCSI drive
    • 2nd to 7th SCSI drive
  • can be disabled with jumper or by holding the right mouse button during startup
  • works with the A2090A (if A2090A autoboot ROMs are removed)
Combitec AutoBoot-Karte -  front side
front side
Combitec AutoBoot-Karte -  back side
back side

Advert (DE)
1989-08

Advert (DE)
1989-10

Company
Frank Strauß Elektronik, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
4369 / 1
    SCSI
  • FSE distributed the Kupke Golem SCSI II controller with a replacement autoboot ROM and driver software called Boil
Frank Strauß Elektronik CHA-Boil 2000 -  front side
front side
Frank Strauß Elektronik CHA-Boil 2000 -  back side
back side

Company
Phase 5 Digital Products, Germany
Date
1996
Amiga
A3000, A4000
Interface
CPU slot
Autoconfig ID
8512 / 25
    processor
  • 68040 @ 40 MHz or 68060 @ 50 MHz
    • the 68040s are recycled from used Macs
    • the board is ready for 68060 @ 66 MHz
    memory
  • four 72 pin SIMM sockets can accept 128 MB RAM
  • supports 4, 8, 16, 32 MB SIMMs, 70 ns
  • onboard logic maps any combinations of SIMMs into one contiguous block without the need of jumpers
  • burst mode RAM access
  • improved access to chip RAM using a write buffer
  • RAM access is 70 ns even with 60 ns SIMMs
    optional Fast SCSI 2 module - CyberSCSI Mk2
  • does not fit mechanically into a desktop A3000
  • 32 bit DMA engine - FAS216
  • max 10 MB/s transfer speed
  • 50 pin internal header
  • autoboot capability
  • requires the INT2 signal which is not present in the A3000's CPU slot
  • the module itself is not equipped with termination resistors; they are placed on a separate PCB which houses the external 50 pin micro-D SCSI connector
  • this automatic resistor finds out on its own whether it is the last piece of equipment on the backbone and switches itself on if this is the case
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD
    Flash ROM
  • contains the updatable CyberStorm firmware
  • needs update for the 66 MHz design
  • needs update for installing the SCSI module
    notes
  • CyberStorm 040 SN# B400506 - B400569 and CyberStorm 060 SN# B002827 - B003065 are affected by several DMA related problems due to a slight difference in the electrical specifications of certain parts caused by supplier change
  • symptoms:
    • SCSI units connected to the internal SCSI bus of the A3000(T) are not recognized while having RAM installed to the CyberStorm
    • does not work in the A4000T with RAM installed on the CyberStorm
    • in an A4000 with a Fastlane or a A4091 SCSI controller installed, peripherals connected to the SCSI bus are not recognized
  • boards with these serial numbers had to be sent back to Phase5 for rework
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk2 - 040 version front side
040 version, front side
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk2 - 040 version back side
040 version, back side
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk2 - 060 version front side
060 version, front side
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk2 - 060 version back side
060 version, back side
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk2 - 060 version back side
060 version, back side
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk2 - CyberSCSI Mk2  back side
CyberSCSI Mk2, back side

Advert (DE)
1996-05

Advert (DE)
1996-09

Company
Phase 5 Digital Products, Germany
Date
1998
Amiga
A3000, A4000
Interface
CPU slot
Autoconfig ID
8512 / 100
    processor
  • 68060 @ 50 MHz
    • can be ordered with empty CPU socket to put an existing 68060 into it
    memory
  • four 72 pin SIMM sockets accept 128 MB RAM
  • supports 4, 8, 16, 32 MB SIMMs 60-70 ns
  • 64 bit interleaved RAM access
  • up to 68 MB/s transfer speed
  • the Cyberstorm Mk3 is a bit picky about DRAM Chip Memory Array organization
    • the card only has 11 address lines, thus only 2048×2048 organized DRAM Memory Arrays are supported
    • 1024×4096 organized chips would need 12 address lines and are not working
    • the Memory Array organization is given in the chip datasheet and not to be confused with the output bit configuration (e.g. 4M×4) of a DRAM chip
    • if the chip has the wrong organization, only half of the RAM is recognised
      notes
    • the board is the same as the CyberStorm PPC without the PPC components - not upgradeable to PPC
    • Ultra Wide SCSI controller, NCR 53C770 - supported by NetBSD
    • expansion slot for the CyberVision PPC
    • the SCSI controller needs the INT2 signal which is not present in the A3000's CPU slot
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk3 -  front side
front side
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk3 -  back side
back side
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm Mk3 - Board with Memory front side
Board with Memory, front side

Company
Phase 5 Digital Products, Germany
Date
1997
Amiga
A3000, A4000
Interface
CPU slot
Autoconfig ID
8512 / 100
    processor
  • PowerPC 604e @ 150 / 180 / 200 / 233 MHz
  • 68040 @ 25 MHz or 68060 @ 50 MHz
    • can be ordered without a 680x0 companion CPU to put an existing one into the socket
    memory
  • four 72 pin SIMM sockets accept 128 MB RAM
  • supports 4, 8, 16, 32 MB SIMMs 60-70 ns
  • 64 bit interleaved RAM access
  • the Cyberstorm PPC is a bit picky about DRAM Chip Memory Array organization
    • the card only has 11 address lines, thus only 2048×2048 organized DRAM Memory Arrays are supported
    • 1024×4096 organized chips would need 12 address lines and are not working
    • the Memory Array organization is given in the chip datasheet and not to be confused with the output bit configuration (e.g. 4M×4) of a DRAM chip
    • if the chip has the wrong organization, only half of the RAM is recognised
    notes
  • NCR 53C770 Ultra Wide SCSI controller - follows the Wide Fast 20 standard, supported by NetBSD
  • expansion slot for the CyberVision PPC
  • the SCSI controller needs the INT2 signal which is not present in the A3000's CPU slot
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm PPC -  front side
front side
Phase 5 Digital Products CyberStorm PPC -  back side
back side
  • CSPPC.pdf
    User Manual (english/german)
    703 kB

Company
Expansion Systems, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 SCSI controller
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • optional external DB25 connector
  • half length card with optional hard frame
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk either on the back of the card or on the optional hard frame
  • hard disk power connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector, individual for SCSI and IDE
  • expansion header for the optional DataFlyer RAM board
  • autoboot ROM (ExpSys.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3, otherwise it has be disabled with a jumper
  • autobooting can be also disabled by holding down the left mouse button during the boot sequence
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II driver (ExpSys.amhd)

Advert (US)
1992-02

Advert (US)
1991-06

Company
Expansion Systems, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI and/or IDE controller
  • three versions, all share the same board with the necessary parts installed only
  • DataFlyer 2000 SCSI (2000s):
    • AMD 5380 SCSI controller
    • 50 pin internal SCSI header
    • optional external DB25 connector
  • DataFlyer 2000 IDE (2000e):
    • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • DataFlyer 2000 SCSI+IDE has all the parts installed
  • half length card with optional hard frame
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk either on the back of the card or on the optional hard frame
  • hard disk power connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector, individual for SCSI and IDE
  • expansion header for the optional DataFlyer RAM board
  • autoboot ROM (ExpSys.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3, otherwise it has be disabled with a jumper
  • autobooting can be also disabled by holding down the left mouse button during the boot sequence
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II driver (ExpSys.amhd)
Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - SCSI and IDE version front side
SCSI and IDE version, front side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - SCSI and IDE version front side
SCSI and IDE version, front side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - IDE version front side
IDE version, front side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - IDE version back side
IDE version, back side
Expansion Systems DataFlyer Plus - SCSI version front side
SCSI version, front side

Company
Utilities Unlimited, USA
Date
1993
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2171 / 21
2171 / 32
    Apple Macintosh emulation
  • allows emulating virtually any computer
  • all it needs is a simple software driver and ROM(s) from the computer to be emulated
  • all timers, interrupts, clocks are handled on hardware level
  • support for custom EPROMs, static RAM, and SIMM modules for any methods of storing computer OS
  • four empty 32 pin ROM / RAM sockets for OSs stored in DIP format (like 128 kB Mac ROMs) and a ROM SIMM socket
  • Macintosh emulation
    • uses the same standard serial IC as Macs
    • AppleTalk is fully supported via two optional 8 pin mini-DIN serial ports, (230400 bps normally, 921600 bps between two Emplants via AppleTalk, 460800 bps when connected to a Doubletalk board) - Appletalk printer / network support
    • optional autobooting SCSI controller (NCR 53C80) - pseudo DMA transfers up to 1.1 MB/s (not necessary if the Amiga has SCSI already)
    • serial and SCSI can be used on the Amiga side independently or simultaneously
    • optional hardware (Sybil - two passthrough connectors: one plugs into RGB, other into parallel) to handle 800 kB Mac floppy disks
    • Sybil operates by changing the clock speed of the Amiga's custom chips to match the different data rates of Mac formatted disks (the video display gets very distorted because of this)
    • Sybil can be disabled with a switch
  • optional e586 module
  • the SCSI controller is supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
Utilities Unlimited Emplant -  front side
front side

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Company
MacroSystem, Germany
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI 2 controller
  • FAS216 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM - autoboots even under Kickstart 1.2
  • supports SCSI direct
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • disable switch
  • no RAM option
  • A-Max II and Medusa drivers
MacroSystem Evolution 2000 -  front side
front side
MacroSystem Evolution 2000 -  front side
front side
MacroSystem Evolution 2000 -  back side
back side
MacroSystem Evolution 2000 - prototype  front side
prototype, front side
MacroSystem Evolution 2000 - prototype  back side
prototype, back side
MacroSystem Evolution 2000 -  back side
back side

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1990-12

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1992-08

Company
Xetec, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2022 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses pseudo-DMA transfers
  • place for two 3.5" hard disks on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • A-Max II driver (harddisk.amhd)
Xetec FastCard -  front side
front side

Company
Xetec, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2022 / 3,2
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses pseudo-DMA transfers
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • SCSI network support
  • A-Max II driver (harddisk.amhd)
    memory
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 or 4 MB SIMMs
  • supports 2, 4 and 8 MB configurations
  • memory disable jumper

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1990-08

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1990-10

Company
Phase 5 Digital Products, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro III
Autoconfig ID
8512 / 10,11
    Fast SCSI 2 controller
  • FAS216 controller IC
  • DMA transfer is interrupt controlled and supported by a bi-directional 32 bit wide FIFO buffer
  • 7 MB/s asynchronous and 10 MB/s synchronous transfer speed
  • internal 50 pin SCSI port
  • external 50 pin Centronics SCSI port
  • active bus termination
  • autoboot ROM (z3scsi.device)
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD
    memory
  • sixteen 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 64 or 256 MB 60-100 ns RAM
    • the 64 MB version supports only 1 or 4 MB SIMMs
    • an upgrade kit allows using 16 MB SIMMs but no 1 MB SIMMs
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of four of the same size
Phase 5 Digital Products Fastlane Z3 -  front side
front side
Phase 5 Digital Products Fastlane Z3 -  front side
front side
Phase 5 Digital Products Fastlane Z3 -  back side
back side
Phase 5 Digital Products Fastlane Z3 -  back side
back side

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1993-10

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1994-05

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1995-04

Company
Otronic, Austria
Date
1988
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2036 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • supports the RDB standard
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • optional DB25 SCSI connector
Otronic Filecard 2000 -  front side
front side
Otronic Filecard 2000 -  back side
back side

Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
32768 / 8
    SCSI controller
  • uses DMA transfers
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card but no power connector is mounted on the board
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable switch
  • two 50 pin internal headers
  • DB25 external connector
  • three status LEDs to indicate proper functioning of autoconfigure, board select and DMA access
Memory and Storage Technology Fireball -  front side
front side
Memory and Storage Technology Fireball -  back side
back side

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1990-05

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1990-10

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1990-10

Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
Date
1992
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI controller
  • can use either an 8 or 16 bit (NCR 53C94) SCSI controller IC
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • ZIP sockets accept 2, 4 or 8 MB RAM
  • memory autoconfig
  • supports the RDB standard
  • autoboot ROM (flash16.device)
  • autoboot disable switch
  • 50 pin internal connector
  • DB25 external connector

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1991-08

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1991-09

Company
Expansion Technologies, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Expansion Technologies Flash!Card -  front side
front side
Expansion Technologies Flash!Card -  back side
back side

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1989-01

Company
Kupke, Germany
Date
1994
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2073 / 5
    Fast SCSI 2 and IDE controller
  • FAS216 SCSI controller IC
  • transfer speed is limited by the Zorro II interface
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • RDB and SCSI Direct compatible
  • autoboot ROM
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • disable switch at the back of the card
  • IDE part can be separately disabled
Kupke Golem FastSCSI/IDE -  front side
front side
Kupke Golem FastSCSI/IDE -  back side
back side

Company
Kupke, Germany
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2073 / 2
4369 / 1
    SCSI 2 controller
  • uses polled I/O instead of DMA transfer
  • does not support the complete SCSI protocol: no LUNs, no Disconnect/Reselect (important for tape drives), no synchronous transfer
  • supports autoboot / automount
  • RDB compatible
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • included partitioning software does not support drives larger than 2 GB (use HDToolbox instead)
  • disable switch at the back of the card
Kupke Golem SCSI II (A2000) -  front side
front side
Kupke Golem SCSI II (A2000) -  back side
back side

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1991-05

Company
Interactive Video Systems, USA
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2112 / 2,4
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 53C80
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
  • two 50 pin SCSI headers
  • optional hard frame for placing a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • SCSI network sharing
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • A-Max I and II drivers
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of two giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB RAM
    notes
  • the Grand Slam is basically a TrumpCard Professional 2000 with RAM expansion and some extra features
  • extra DB25 parallel port
Interactive Video Systems Grand Slam -  front side
front side
Interactive Video Systems Grand Slam -  front side
front side

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1991-07

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1993-02

Company
Microbotics, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
1010 / 150,158
    SCSI controller
  • Adaptec AIC-6250DL controller IC
  • word length, FIFO buffered DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM (HardFrame.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
  • the time to wait for the hard disk to spin up is set by a jumper to 30 seconds, otherwise it waits 5 minutes
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card's metal bracket
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • does not work with the A2000-A motherboards
  • A2000-B motherboards below revision 4.5 also might be problematic, requiring the U605 patch
Microbotics HardFrame -  front side
front side
Microbotics HardFrame -  back side
back side

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1989-03

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1989-06

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 1,2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93 controller IC
  • autoboot ROM (optional on early versions) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no place for mounting a hard disk on the card
    memory
  • 32 DIP sockets accept up to 1 MB RAM
  • accepts 256k×1 DIPs
  • early revisions support 512 kB or 1 MB configurations
  • late revisions support 0 or 1 MB configurations
  • DMA between drive and 4 kB onboard SRAM
  • late revisions: depending on the RAM configuration, one of two PAL chips has to be installed ( 0 MB = PAL with red label, 1 MB = PAL with blue label) in location U74
    jumper settings
    JumperConfigurationSetting
    J3Memory Size0 or 512 kB - ON
    1 MB - OFF
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-1/X -  front side
front side

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1988-08

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 1,2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93 controller IC
  • autoboot ROM (optional on early versions) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no place for mounting a hard disk on the card
    memory
  • sixteen DIP sockets accept up to 2 MB RAM
  • early revisions:
    • accepts 256k×4 DIPs in groups of eight
    • supports 0, 1 and 2 MB configurations
  • later revisions:
    • accepts 1M×1 DIPs in groups of 16
    • supports only 0 and 2 MB configurations
  • DMA between drive and 16 kB onboard SRAM
    jumper settings
    JumperConfigurationSetting
    J1, J2Memory Size0 MB - ON ON
    1 MB - ON OFF
    2 MB - ON OFF
    J4AutobootEnable / Disable
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-2/X -  front side
front side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-2/X -  back side
back side

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Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93
  • optional autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • DMA between drive and 8 kB onboard SRAM
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no memory expansion
    jumper settings
    JumperConfigurationSetting
    J2AutobootEnable - ON, Disable - OFF
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC - Rev 4 front side
Rev 4, front side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC - Rev 4 back side
Rev 4, back side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC - Rev 5 front side
Rev 5, front side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC - Rev 5 back side
Rev 5, back side

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1989-09

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1989-09

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1990-06

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 10,11
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93 @ 7 MHz
  • 3.58 MB/s transfer speed
  • FaaastROM SCSI driver (gvpscsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • RDB compatible
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no termination power
  • no memory expansion
  • A-Max II driver (gvpscsi.amhd)
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC Series II -  front side
front side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC Series II -  back side
back side

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1990-10

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1990-11

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1991-04

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1991-04

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93
  • autoboot ROM is standard but optionally can be replaced with advanced autoboot ROM supporting removable media devices
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
    memory
  • two 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 2 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 MB SIMMs
  • DMA between drive and 16 kB onboard SRAM
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+2 -  front side
front side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+2 -  back side
back side

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1990-03

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1989-12

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1990-04

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1990-06

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1990-06

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 10,11
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93A @ 14 MHz
  • 3.58 MB/s transfer speed
  • FaaastROM SCSI driver (gvpscsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • RDB compatible
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no termination power
  • A-Max II driver (gvpscsi.amhd)
  • supported by Linux and NetBSD
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of two, giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • this memory is technically not Zorro II memory - data is DMA-d from the HD as normal, but not via the Zorro bus for added speed
    jumper settings
    J5
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    J6
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    J7
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    J8
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    J9
    ON
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    - memory
    - 0 MB
    - 2 MB, CN10-CN11
    - 4 MB, CN10-CN13
    - 6 MB, CN10-CN15
    - 8 MB, CN10-CN17
    J3 -autoboot ROM
    J4 -SCSI drive
    J10-J12 -SCSI ID
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev II with RAM and Guru-ROM installed front side
Rev II with RAM and Guru-ROM installed, front side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev II with RAM front side
Rev II with RAM, front side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev 4 front side
Rev 4, front side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev 4 back side
Rev 4, back side
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-HC+8 Series II - Rev II with RAM and Guru-ROM installed back side
Rev II with RAM and Guru-ROM installed, back side

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1990-10

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1991-04

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1991-11

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1991-11

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1992-11

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 1,2,3
    SCSI 2 DMA controller
  • WD 33C93 controller IC
  • autoboot ROM (optional on early versions) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • has no autoboot disable jumper - the autoboot ROMs have to be removed under Kickstart 1.2
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • no place for mounting a hard disk on the card
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 MB SIMMs in groups of two
  • DMA between drive and 16 kB onboard SRAM
Great Valley Products Impact A2000-SCSI+8 -  front side
front side

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1990-03

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1990-03

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1990-04

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1990-06

Company
Great Valley Products, USA
Date
1993
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2017 / 10,11

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1993-11

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1994-04

Company
Jürgen Kommos, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI 2 controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • the SCSI cable is soldered onto the card and there is no external SCSI connector - a T-adapter is required to add more than one SCSI device, by placing the controller in the middle of the SCSI chain
  • autoboot ROM (jkscsi.device)
  • not RDB compatible
Jürgen Kommos Kommos A2000 SCSI -  front side
front side
Jürgen Kommos Kommos A2000 SCSI -  back side
back side

Company
C-Ltd., USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
1004 / 4
2050 / 4
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • dual-buffered pseudo-DMA design
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • place for two 3.5" hard disks on the card (on both sides)
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • supports SCSI network sharing
C-Ltd. Kronos -  front side
front side
C-Ltd. Kronos -  front side
front side
C-Ltd. Kronos -  back side
back side
C-Ltd. Kronos -  back side
back side

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1989-10

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1989-11

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1990-02

Company
California Access, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2021 / 1
2065 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM (Malibu.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
    optional memory board - Catalina Card
  • eight SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1 MB SIMMs
  • possible configurations are 2, 4 or 8 MB

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1990-12

Company
Masoboshi, Germany
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2157 / 3
8535 / 4
    SCSI 2 and IDE controller
  • MasterCard 302
    • IDE controller only
    • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • Mastercard 702
    • combined SCSI and IDE controller
    • 50 pin internal SCSI header
    • DB25 external SCSI connector
    • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • uses DMA transfers
  • DMA can be switched off by software for better compatibility
  • autoboot ROM (masoboshi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • RDB compatible
  • supports SCSI Direct
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot disable switch
  • A-Max II and Chamäleon drivers
  • hard disk activity LED connector
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×4 ZIPs, 100 ns or faster
  • supports 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB configurations
  • memory disable switch
Masoboshi MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) - MC-702  front side
MC-702, front side
Masoboshi MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) - MC-702  back side
MC-702, back side
Masoboshi MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) - MC-302  front side
MC-302, front side
Masoboshi MasterCard (MC-302 & MC-702) - MC-302  back side
MC-302, back side

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1992-02

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1992-06

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1992-08

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1992-09

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1992-12

Company
Xetec, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2022 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses pseudo-DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable jumper
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • half length card, there's no provision for mounting a hard disk on it
Xetec Mini FastCard -  front side
front side

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1990-10

Company
MacroSystem / Off Limits, Germany
Date
1992 / 1993
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI 2 controller
  • FAS216 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3 at least
  • supports SCSI direct
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • A-Max II and Medusa drivers
    MacroSystem, v3.0 (1992)
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • two 30 pin SIP sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 or 4 MB SIPs in pair
    Off Limits, v3.4 (1993)
  • two 30 pin SIMM sockets for up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1 or 4 MB SIMMs in pair
  • the same PCB is used for the A500 version
MacroSystem / Off Limits Multi Evolution 2000 - Off Limits MultiEvolution  front side
Off Limits MultiEvolution, front side
MacroSystem / Off Limits Multi Evolution 2000 - Off Limits MultiEvolution  back side
Off Limits MultiEvolution, back side

Advert (DE)
1992-11

Company
Creative Microsystems, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    serial, parallel interface
  • two serial ports:
    • up to 38400 bps with a 68030, 19200 bps with a 68000
    • RS232, DB9 connector
    • RS422, Mac type 8 pin mini-DIN connector
    • driver software does not support hardware handshaking
    • AppleTalk networking software included for the RS422 port - DigiFeX Interact
  • parallel port:
    • DB25 connector
    • outgoing only
    optional SCSI controller
  • 50 pin internal header
  • 8 bit, non-DMA
  • does not support the RDB standard
  • autoboot ROM
  • SCSI share networking
  • A-Max II driver (DISscsi.amhd)

Company
Memphis, Germany
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
4136 / 64
    SCSI 2 controller
  • NCR 53C94 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • two 50 pin internal headers
  • DB25 external connector
  • place for two 3.5" hard disks on the card but there are no power connectors provided - they have to be connected to the power supply
  • autoboot ROM (imscsi.device)
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II and Chamäleon 2.0 drivers
  • hard frame
  • no RAM option
Memphis Next Generation (Kronos II) - without metal frame front side
without metal frame, front side
Memphis Next Generation (Kronos II) - with metal frame front side
with metal frame, front side
Memphis Next Generation (Kronos II) -  back side
back side

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1991-04

Company
Preferred Technologies, Inc., USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2102 / 1,8
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3, can be disabled with a jumper
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II (nexus.amhd) and Chamäleon 2.0 drivers
    memory
  • four 30 pin SIMM sockets
  • early versions supported up to 4 MB RAM, later it increased to 8 MB
  • supports 2, 4 and 8 MB configurations
Preferred Technologies, Inc. Nexus -  front side
front side
Preferred Technologies, Inc. Nexus -  back side
back side

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1991-06

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1991-07

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1991-10

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1991-12

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1992-10

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1990-10

Company
BSC / Alfa Data, Germany
Date
1991 / 1993
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2049 / 5,8
2092 / 5,8
    SCSI 2 controller
  • NCR 53C94 @ 25 MHz
  • does not use DMA but interrupt driven programmed I/O
  • 50 pin internal SCSI connector
  • DB25 external SCSI connector for both snap-in and screw-in connectors
  • Slow Cable Mode for external devices with long cables
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM (oktagon.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • ROM versions less than 6.5 may have problems with removable media devices
  • the ROM uses a MOVEP operation - which is an illegal instruction on the 68060 - making troubles during bootup on 68060 systems
  • RDB compatible
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • hard disk controller disable jumper
  • A-Max II driver
  • supported by Linux
    Oktagon 2000 (Photo)
  • no memory expansion
  • also called as A.L.F. 3
    Oktagon 2008
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB 16 bit RAM
  • supports either static column or page mode 1M×4 ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations
  • memory disable jumper
BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 6 front side
Rev 6, front side
BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 6 back side
Rev 6, back side
BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 3 front side
Rev 3, front side
BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 3 back side
Rev 3, back side
BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 5 back side
Rev 5, back side
BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 5 back side
Rev 5, back side
BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 7 front side
Rev 7, front side
BSC / Alfa Data Oktagon 2000 & 2008 - Rev 7 back side
Rev 7, back side
  • BSC-HD.pdf
    Controller Hardware and Software Installation Manual (english/german)
    443 kB
  • Oktagon-32.dms
    install disk v3.2
    HDInstTools v3.2 (07.12.94), OktagonMount 6.8 (30.11.94), GigaMem 3.0 (06.12.92)

    455 kB
  • Oktagon-215.dms
    install disk v2.15
    HDInstTools v2.15 (23.9.93), OktagonMount 4.4 (17.05.93), GigaMem 3.0 (06.12.92)

    377 kB
  • Oktagon-13.dms
    install disk v1.3
    ALF.device v2.13, oktagon.device v3.20

    369 kB
  • BSC_GigaMem-20.dms
    GigaMem v2.0
    vmem.library v1.0

    135 kB
  • Oktagon_ROM-612.zip
    ROM v6.12 for Oktagon 508/2008
    14 kB
  • oktapus.lha
    Aminet
    OktaPussy v2.1 (24.11.98)
    106 kB

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1994-02

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1994-05

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1991-11

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1992-10

Company
Pacific Peripherals / Interactive Video Systems, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2112 / 16
    SCSI controller
  • Motorola 68440 DMA controller IC
  • early revisions have no autoboot ROM but they can be upgraded with the OverDrive Autoboot Retrofit daughterboard:
    • connects into the sockets of U102, U104, U110, U115
    • the PAL in U110 is replaced, the other three chips are reused on the daugtherboard
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
Pacific Peripherals / Interactive Video Systems OverDrive -  front side
front side
Pacific Peripherals / Interactive Video Systems OverDrive - OverDrive Autoboot Retrofit  front side
OverDrive Autoboot Retrofit, front side

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1988-04

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1988-01

Advert (US)
1988-10

Company
Mainhattan Data, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    SCSI adapter
  • converts the parallel port signals to SCSI signals
  • a 5×4×1 cm box
  • connects to the parallel port and provides a DB25 SCSI connector - the parallel port is not passed through
  • some versions get power from the RGB port, others from the mouse/game port - in both cases the port is passed through
  • very slow - the parallel port limits the data transfer
  • can reboot, but cannot autoboot
  • RDB compatible
  • compatible with the A2088XT and A2286AT with BridgeBoard software from or after 23.11.88.
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Case top side
Case, top side
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Board front side
Board, front side
Mainhattan Data Paradox SCSI - Board back side
Board, back side

Company
Phoenix Electronics, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 5380 controller IC
  • uses DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
Phoenix Electronics PHC-2000 -  front side
front side
Phoenix Electronics PHC-2000 -  back side
back side

Company
Pro-Computer, Germany
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    autobooter
  • provides autoboot functionality for the Commodore A2090 SCSI controller
  • two autoboot ROMs
  • autoboots with Kickstart 1.2 and 1.3
Pro-Computer Promigos Autoboot -  front side
front side

Company
DKB, USA
Date
1995
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2012 / 15
    SCSI 2 controller
  • Qlogic FAS246
  • not a DMA device - the performance suffers if accessing two disks at once on the card
  • autoboot ROM (dkbscsi.device)
  • passive termination
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • disk activity LED passthrough connector
    memory
  • two 72 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1, 2, 4 MB SIMMs, 80 ns or faster
DKB RapidFire -  front side
front side
DKB RapidFire -  front side
front side
DKB RapidFire -  back side
back side

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1995-11

Company
Feet Computer Systems, Germany
Date
1993
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
8512 / 65
    SCSI 2 controller
  • a simple SCSI controller card bundled with a Sharp JX-7000 SCSI printer or a SCSI scanner with SCANnex driver software
  • SCANnex supports the following scanners:
    • Sharp JX-320, JX-600
    • Mustek MFS-6000CX, MFS-12000CX
    • Tamarack TS-3000C, TS-6000C, TS-8000C
  • FAS216 controller IC
  • external SCSI connector only, 50 pin Centronics
  • no autoboot ROM
  • the manufacturer ID belongs to Phase 5
Feet Computer Systems SCANnex -  front side
front side
Feet Computer Systems SCANnex -  back side
back side

Company
Norman Jackson / MegaMicro, Australia
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
4096 / 3,4
  • SCSI + RAM for A2000, a public domain kitware project
  • schematics, building instructions and driver software are all published
  • custom logic (GALs, PALs, etc.) are not published, these chips have to be ordered from the author
  • the five custom logic chips:
    • Bertie - controls the memory autoconfigure logic
    • Cyril - SCSI autoboot controller chip
    • Griswold - master timing controller for the DRAMs
    • Ronald - controls RAM operation
    • Dennis - main address decoder
    SCSI controller
  • provides sockets for either an 8 or 16 bit SCSI controller IC:
    • National Semiconductor DP8490V - an enhanced version of NCR 53C80
    • NCR 53C94 - the card performs 50% faster with it
  • the two controllers require different custom logic chips and autoboot ROM
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires Kickstart 1.3
  • autoboot disable switch for older Kickstarts or for game compatibility
  • supports the Rigid Disk Block standard
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • hard disk power connector
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • external DB25 SCSI connector
  • SCSI access LED connector
  • termination power option - jumper selectable +5V on pin 25 of the external connector and pin 26 of the internal header for using passive terminators
  • non-DMA transfer
  • custom synchronising logic
    memory
  • 16 ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • takes 256k×4 or 1M×4 ZIPs
  • ZIP sizes cannot be mixed
  • possible configurations are 0, 2, 4 or 8 MB
  • static column ZIPs work, but not improve performance
  • zero wait state
  • RAM access LED
  • autoconfigure LED
  • SCRAM2000.lha
    building instructions, schematics
    user manual
    driver software

    534 kB

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1991-12

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1992-06

Advert (AU)
1993-01

Company
Alcomp, Germany
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI 2 controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card's hard frame
  • two 50 pin internal headers
  • no external SCSI connector
  • autoboot ROM
  • no RAM option
  • bundled with tape streamer and hard disk
Alcomp SCSI Interface -  front side
front side
Alcomp SCSI Interface -  back side
back side

Advert (DE)
1989-11

Advert (DE)
1989-11

Advert (DE)
1990-11

Company
SKI Peripherals, Australia
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
32768 / 128
    SCSI controller
  • Adaptec AIC-6250EL controller IC
  • uses non-DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
    serial interface
  • Zilog 8530 controller IC
  • two DB9 serial ports

Company
DKB, USA
Date
1996
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
    SCSI 2 controller
  • Qlogic FAS246
  • not a DMA device - the performance suffers if accessing two disks at once on the card
  • autoboot ROM (dkbscsi.device)
  • passive termination
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • disk activity LED passthrough connector
  • no memory expansion
DKB Spitfire -  front side
front side

Company
Supra, USA
Date
1987
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
1056 / 3
    SCSI controller
  • 53C80 controller IC
  • uses DMA transfers
  • autoboot ROM - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • three mounting holes for attaching a SCSI to ST-506 adapter

Advert (GB)
1988-11

Advert (US)
1987-09

Advert (US)
1988-11

Company
Supra, USA
Date
1989
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
1056 / 12
    SCSI controller
  • 53C80 controller IC
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • to reduce CPU load the controller buffers two 8 bit transfers from the hard disk and transfers them as 16 bit to memory
  • autoboot ROM (suprascsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • automounts FFS volumes only
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • the hard disk takes its power directly from the power supply not the card itself
  • A-Max II driver
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
  • series III:
    • RDB compatible
    • unlike former revisions this one automounts all volumes
  • no RAM option
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • hard frame
Supra SupraDrive 2000 WordSync - with hard disk bracket front side
with hard disk bracket, front side
Supra SupraDrive 2000 WordSync -  front side
front side
Supra SupraDrive 2000 WordSync -  back side
back side
Supra SupraDrive 2000 WordSync - with hard disk bracket back side
with hard disk bracket, back side

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1989-11

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1989-09

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1989-11

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1990-01

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1990-05

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1990-10

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1990-11

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1990-11

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1991-11

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1991-11

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1991-11

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1991-12

Company
Hardital, Italy
Date
1991
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2080 / 1
    SCSI controller
  • Zilog Z0538010PSC controller IC
  • autoboot ROM (syndisk.device)
  • RDB compatible
  • 50 pin internal SCSI header
  • DB25 external SCSI connector
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept up to 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×4 ZIPs in groups of four
  • supports 2, 4 or 8 MB configurations
Hardital Synthesis 2000 -  front side
front side
Hardital Synthesis 2000 -  back side
back side

Company
Memory and Storage Technology, Australia
Date
1989
Amiga
any Amiga
Interface
parallel port
    SCSI adapter
  • converts the parallel port signals to SCSI signals
  • connects to the parallel port and provides a DB25 SCSI connector - the parallel port is passed through
  • very slow - the parallel port limits the data transfer
  • cannot autoboot
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk inside the case
  • DIP switches for write protection, automatic power-on and SCSI address
  • does not work with processor cards with 32 bit RAM or CPU caches turned on - turning them off is sufficent

Advert (DE)
1990-05

Company
ICD, USA
Date
1993
Amiga
A500
A2000, A3000, A4000

-
-
Interface
side expansion port
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2071 / 35
  • Trifecta LX: SCSI 2 and IDE controllers
  • Trifecta EC: IDE controller only
  • ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • autoboot ROM (trifecta.device) - can be disabled with a switch
  • autoconfiguring of the memory can be disabled with a switch
  • 50 pin external SCSI connector (LX)
    A500 version:
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • GVP compatible mini slot for GVP's PC emulator board
  • own power supply
    Zorro II version:
  • does not work in A3000 / A4000
ICD Trifecta LX & EC -  front side
front side
  • ICDPrepHD-42.dms
    install disk v4.2
    ICDPrepHD v4.2, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1

    117 kB
  • ICDPrepHD-40.dms
    install disk v4.0
    ICDPrepHD v4.0, adide.device v4.0r1, adscsi.device v4.0r1, icddisk.device v3.5r1, trifecta.device v4.0r1

    117 kB

Company
Interactive Video Systems, USA
Date
1988
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2112 / 48
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 53C80
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • 50 pin internal header
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM (IVS_SCSI.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • when booting from floppy disk, the hard disk is not mounted automatically in order to prevent virus infection - but pressing the left mouse button during startup forces the HD to be mounted
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • not RDB compatible
  • A-Max II driver (ivs_scsi.amhd)
Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard 2000 - TrumpCard  front side
TrumpCard, front side
Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard 2000 - TrumpCard  back side
TrumpCard, back side

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1990-01

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1988-10

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1989-03

Advert (US)
1989-10

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1989-12

Company
Interactive Video Systems, USA
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
2112 / 52
    SCSI controller
  • AMD 53C80
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • 50 pin internal header
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • autoboot ROM (IVS_SCSIpro.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • when booting from floppy disk, the hard disk is not mounted automatically in order to prevent virus infection - but pressing the left mouse button during startup forces the HD to be mounted
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • RDB compatible
  • SCSI share networking - one computer has write access the others have read access only
  • A-Max I and II drivers (ivs_SCSIpro.amhd)
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
  • no RAM option - the Trumpcard Pro 2000 with RAM expansion and extra parallel port is the Grand Slam
Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard Professional 2000 - Rev 1.3 front side
Rev 1.3, front side
Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard Professional 2000 - Rev 1.2 front side
Rev 1.2, front side
Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard Professional 2000 - Rev 1.2 back side
Rev 1.2, back side
Interactive Video Systems Trumpcard Professional 2000 - Rev 1.2 with bracket front side
Rev 1.2 with bracket, front side

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1990-10

Advert (FR)
1990-10

Company
HK-Computer, Germany
Date
1992
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
41233 / 1
56 / 3
    SCSI 2 controller
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card but no power connector is mounted on the board
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • hard disk activity LED connector
  • RDB compatible
  • driver software is written by Jürgen Kommos
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4, 70 or 80 ns ZIPs
  • accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations
  • memory is not continuous but autoconfigured into 2 MB chunks
HK-Computer Vector Falcon 8000 -  front side
front side
HK-Computer Vector Falcon 8000 -  back side
back side

Advert (DE)
1992-11

Advert (DE)
1992-11

Company
HK-Computer, Germany
Date
1990
Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
Interface
Zorro II
Autoconfig ID
41233 / 1
    SCSI 2 controller
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk on the card
  • 50 pin internal header
  • autobootROM (vector.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • Vector SCSI is RDB compatible, Professional SCSI is not
  • disable jumper
  • does not work with some Seagate and Fujitsu hard disks
  • developed by W. Heinen and Jürgen Kommos
HK-Computer Vector SCSI & Professional SCSI -  front side
front side
HK-Computer Vector SCSI & Professional SCSI -  back side
back side

Company
MacroSystem US, USA
Date
1994
Amiga
A3000, A4000
Interface
CPU slot
Autoconfig ID
2203 / 19
    processor
  • 68040 @ 28 / 33 / 40 MHz
    • the board was available with an empty CPU socket to put an existing 25 MHz 68040 into it
    • the 28 MHz 68040 is an overclocked 25 MHz one
    memory
  • A4000: four 72 pin SIMM sockets accepts up to 128 MB RAM
  • A3000: two 72 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 64 MB RAM
  • supports 4, 8, 16, 32 MB, 60-80 ns SIMMs
    • 40 MHz version needs 60 ns SIMMs
    • 33 MHZ needs 70 ns
    • 28 MHz needs 80 ns
  • full 040 burst memory access (4/2/2/2 clock cycles - 64 MB/s memory bandwidth)
  • configuration
    • wait-state jumpers for slow SIMMs
    • jumpers for setting the size of the biggest SIMM
    • jumpers for double-sided SIMMs
    Fast SCSI 2 controller
  • NCR 53C710 @ 40 MHz
  • 32 bit SCSI host bus DMA interface supporting burst to/from RAM
  • max 10 MB/s synchronous transfer speed
  • autoboot ROM (warpdrive.device) - can be disabled by a jumper
  • incompatible with the A3000's motherboard SCSI controller - replacing the A3000's SCSI chip to rev. 08 solves the problem
  • external SCSI connector is only available separately
  • supported by Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD
    notes
  • cannot maprom
  • MMU and cache disable jumpers
    A3000 notes
  • not expected to work with static column RAM on the motherboard
  • can provide 25 MHz clock signal to the motherboard (useful for a 16 MHz A3000 system)
    jumper settings
    A -040: ON - disabled
    B -SIMM type: ON - single sided, OFF - double sided
    C -SIMM size: ON - 4 megabit chips, OFF 16 megabit chips
    D -wait state: ON - enabled
    F -MMU: ON - disabled
    G -cache: ON - disabled
    K
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    ON
    ON
    J
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    H
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    - SCSI config
    - autoboot disabled
    - delayed autoboot, LUN scan, asynchronous
    - delayed autoboot, LUN scan, 200 ns sync
    - delayed autoboot, LUN scan, 100 ns sync
    - LUN scan, 200 ns sync
    - LUN scan, 100 ns sync
    - 200 ns sync
    - 100 ns sync
    E
    OFF
    L
    ON

    - reserved
MacroSystem US Warp Engine - Rev 3 for A3000 back side
Rev 3 for A3000, back side
MacroSystem US Warp Engine - Rev 1 for A4000 back side
Rev 1 for A4000, back side
MacroSystem US Warp Engine -  front side
front side
MacroSystem US Warp Engine -  back side
back side
MacroSystem US Warp Engine - Rev 3 for A3000 back side
Rev 3 for A3000, back side

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1994-09

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1994-10

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1994-10

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1994-12