Shop : Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin

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Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin

Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin Kit, with direct-attached IDE-2-CF adapter and pre-installed 256MB CF card

Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin

Amiga 500 extern IDE Interface (Boven aanzicht)

Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin

For those people who prefer not to open their Amiga 500, or who want to use a CD-ROM or IDE-2-CF adapter externally, there is now also an external version of the IDE interface.
The finterface has been up and running here Since Oktober 2021 without any problems, has a 40 pin IDE connection, has Power over IDE (Configurable) , and this facility is fused by a self-resetting PolyFuse .

Power supply Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin.

This interface has the possibility to provide power for the connected device via pin 20 of the IDE interface, the advantage of this is that you no longer need a power cable.
Pin 20 is normally the Keying pin, and is often omitted on devices, or close to IDE cables.
This option is therefore only intended for devices that support this, eg IDE-2-CF Adapters.
(before turning this on, make sure the connected card supports this)
The power supply of an Amiga 500 is NOT suitable for powering harddisks and CD-ROM drives, so you want to connect something different to your IDE interface than an IDE-2- CF adapter, make sure you have a suitable external power supply for that device.

Notes on Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin

  • The specifications of the Amiga 500 External IDE Interface are largely the same as the internal Amiga 500 versions, and the version for the amiga 2000.
  • The Amiga 500 External IDE Interface is 11 cm long and 5 cm deep, without the IDE-2-CF adapter the card only extends 2-3 cm outside the amiga.
  • You don't need to open your Amiga 500 / 500+ for this External IDE Interface.
  • This External IDE interface works with all revisions of the Amiga 500 / 500+.
  • Can (configurable) pass the power supply via the IDE connection (pin 20). (This is only intended for devices that are specially made for this)
    (That means if you order an interface with IDE-2-CF adapter from me you don't need a power cable.)
  • This interface has a  self-resetting fuse  against overload and short circuit for the IDE pin 20 power supply.
  • The interface is NOT Autobooting, you boot from a special bootdisk, which after loading the IDE driver switches to the harddisk / CF card and continues the boot from there.
  • The average time between the reset and a loaded Workbench 1.3 is 20-25 seconds under kickstart 1.3.
  • Master / Slave combinations of CF / hard disk / CD-ROM*
    (CD-ROM / DVD-ROM Support from Kickstart 2.0x)
  • 400-800 KB Read Speed ​​(depends on CPU / Filesystem / IDE Device)

* there seem to be drivers for CD-ROM support under kickstart 1.3, support from kickstart 2.0x

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