Commodore, USA
side expansion port
Autoconfig ID
514 / 3,10
    CD-ROM drive
  • single speed - 153 kB/sec (Mode 1), 171 kB/sec (Mode 2)
  • custom Matsushita interface, neither SCSI nor IDE
  • uses DMA transfers
  • 0.5 sec average access time
  • caddy mechanism
  • supported CD formats are Audio CD, CD+G, ISO-9660 CD-ROM, CD+MIDI
  • stereo input (two RCA sockets) for Amiga Sound
  • stereo output (two RCA sockets) for mixed sound output (Amiga + CD audio)
  • stereo headphone jack with volume knob
  • drive activity LED
  • CDTV compatibility - special ROM which is merged into the A500 ROM
  • 40 pin expansion header for optional memory expansions
  • rear expansion slot for optional plug-in cartridges
  • connects to the side expansion port, no passthrough connector
  • external power supply
  • compatibility switch
  • compatibility problems with many A500 expansions - does not let boot other devices on the expansion bus
Commodore A570 -  front side
front side
Commodore A570 -  back side
back side
Commodore A570 - A690 (A570 prototype)  front side
A690 (A570 prototype), front side
Commodore A570 - A690 (A570 prototype)  back side
A690 (A570 prototype), back side