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35,00 Euro Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin with a beige housing in Amiga 500 look.
55,00 Euro 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 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin

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.
This interface has been up and running here and at quite a lot of other people's places since it's introduction October 2021 without any problems, has a 40 pin IDE connection, has Power over IDE (Configurable) , and 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.
  • There is a patched 3.1 kickstart available which allows autobooting this interface without a floppy.
  • 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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Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin
Average rating:  
 13 reviews
 by Ronny Krüger
Very good

First: I'm using it in combination with a PiStorm with Emu68 and OS Some problems I have might be due to the PiStorm.
I'm using it mainly to have a CD-ROM drive and to have a possibility to exchange data with my PC (besides network shares).
The quality of the device is very good, the printed case and the pcb.
Communication and support was very good. Thanks 🙂
I have currently connected a DeLock (91624) CF-Card Reader (as Master) and a Toshiba Samsung SH-S182 DVD-Writer (as Slave).
Whats working: using a CF card with 128 MB (2GB seems to work, 4/8 GB failed for me). I've partitioned one with one partition and FFS and one on my PC with FAT32. Created three mountfiles (DVD / CF(with ffs)/ CF(with FAT95)).
Each one works for itself.
What does currently not work: mounting the CD-Drive AND the CF simultaneously (regardless of FFS / FAT95). It will destroy filesystem on CF-Card. Read errors. Meanwhile reading from CD works without problems. This might be due my PiStorm-Setup or the used CF-Reader.
I'm not intending to boot from CF, so thats not tested. (However, the delivered setup worked for me, also with booting.)

 by Neil

Easy to install, top quality add-on, works flawlessly. The 3D printed housing is superb also. Excellent communications throughout the ordering process and after delivery. 5 stars.

 by Morten

The perfect add-on to my Amiga 500 together with an updated Kickstart ROM.
Very nice support while ordering and very easy to install. Works like a charm.

 by Felice
External IDE adapter +CF card reader

Perfect no problem , delivery ok and very easy to install with all support in paper and images good communication by Email .
I suggest this company serious and professional !!!

 by Morten Svendsen
Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin

This is a very nice product
Works very well

 by Jani
External IDE adapter +CF card reader

Service was fast and superb, IDE adapter +card works fine, and setup was easy. I heartily recommend both shop and product and will likely buy from here again.

 by Dirk
Super service

Ik heb deze interface net binnen en het ziet er zeer netjes uit. De service van Ed is zoals gewend met eerdere aankopen wederom echt super. Open, eerlijk en vooral, hij denkt met je mee voor de beste en mooiste oplossing.<br />
De case is ook super, alles is strak afgewerkt.<br />
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Tot de volgende aankoop, voor Commodore en Atari spullen is dit het eerste adres waar ik zoek.<br />
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I've just got this interface and it looks really good. The service from this shop is great, the owner is friendly and really tries to help you where he can to build you the best possible solution.<br />
The case on this interface is also really nice.<br />
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This is my go to shop for any Commodore and Atari related products. <br />
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Thanks again Ed.

 by PS4Rulez
Amiga 500 / 500+ External IDE Interface 40pin

Excellent solution! Excellent product! Must have if you own an Amiga 500.

 by Gerrit
external ide + cf adapter

Thanx Ed,<br />
<br />
Nice product!!! Works perfect.

 by Magnus K
Amiga 500 / 500+ Extern IDE Interface 40pin Kit, met direct bevestigde IDE-2-CF adapter en voorgeinstalleerde 256MB CF kaart

This works perfectly!
No problem.
Good quality.

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