Amiga 500 / 500+ IDE Interface Horizontal (68000 Socket) with horizontal (laying) 40 pin connector
Amiga 500 / 500+ IDE Interface Horizontal kit, with IDE-2-CF adapter and pre-installed 256MB CF card
Amiga 500 / 500+ IDE Interface Horizontal (68000 Socket)
Suppose you want to build an internal IDE Interface into your Amiga 500 / 500+.
I spent quite some time designing and determining the best footprint for an IDE / ATAPI interface for your Amiga 500 / 500+.
The reason for this is that there are various revisions of the Amiga 500, all with their own layout, roughly that has led to a number of different models IDE / ATAPI Interfaces :
Below is the Amiga 500 / 500+ IDE Interface Horizontal (68000 Feet) version described, check carefully what the conditions are to be able to implement this choice in your Amiga 500 / 500+.
Option Amiga 500 / 500+ IDE Interface Horizontal (68000 Socket) :
Horizontal (laying) connector with a directly attached IDE-2-CF, adapter is the easiest option to implement, just plug in and you're ready to go.
No hiding cables, milling holes or pulling wires, just remove the 68000, IDE PCB in the 68000 socket and the 68000 on top of that (See note 1)
In a standard Amiga 500 / 500+ it fits without any problem (See note 2)
Both keyboard and shielding can usually just be reinstalled after placing the IDE interface.
Notes on Amiga 500 / 500+ IDE Interface Horizontal (68000 Socket) :
1 ] Replacing the 68000 is not necessary if you order an IDE interface on which the 68000 is already mounted.
2 ] The physical fit of the interface can only be guaranteed if a Kickstart switch, Flickerfixer, Turbo card, or memory expansion is not already installed. If this is the case, please contact us.
3 ] The IDE extension can in some cases just touch the shielding can.
If you want to make sure you have the maximum range of play, you can purchase an IDE interface with a soldered 68000, which gives you around 5mm of extra space.
4 ] This card will not work with trapdoor memory larger than 512KB
5 ] This card also works with hard disks, they just can't be powered from the IDE Interface itself.
6 ] This card can work with Fat95 or Amiga FFS formatted CF cards, each filesystem uses its own bootdisk. (Both bootdisks can be found in the Download Section)
7 ] The disadvantage of this option is that for exchanging data eg with a PC, the amiga has to be disassembled to get to the Compact Flash, so as a harddisk it is an excellent solution as intermediate media it is better to opt for option 2 to go.
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