Amiga 500 External 2MB FastRam memory expansion

Amiga 500 External 2MB FastRam memory Expansion
Limited Availability, Amiga 500 External 2MB FastRam Memory Expansion

For those people who prefer not to open their Amiga, there is now also an external memory extension included in my range.
It concerns a 2MB FastRam memory expansion for the A500 / A500+, and besides the fact that you have more memory at your disposal, this also makes your amiga a bit faster.
(Excluding graphics activities)

The interface is equipped with an original right-angled 86 pin Edge connector, this is a fairly difficult to obtain and therefore expensive part, so this interface will cost 35 euros.

Details External 2MB memory expansion for the Amiga 500 / 500+.

The memory expansion is made up of 4 pieces of 1MB 8-bit memory chips to 2MB 16-bit memory.
The memory is configured by default at address $2xxxx, but can also be configured to $4xxxx by means of 2 jumpers, if there happens to be another device in the same series.
FastRam (Real FastRam) makes your amiga 25-30% faster in many applications than using a Trapdoor memory expansion.
That is namely Pseudo FastRam, and does not offer the speed gain that this expansion does offer you

 

Amiga 500 with the 2MB FastRam Plugged In
Memory test of a Amiga 500 External 2MB FastRam Memory Expansion

The memory is not an autoconfig memory, that is, if you boot from a floppy disk containing a game you want to play, you will not benefit from the extra memory because it has not been reported to the system.
At the same time, this also means that games that cannot handle a memory expansion will not suffer from it.
My idea was that I wanted an IDE controller internally and then had the space for a Memory expansion externally.
Memory is submitted to the system by a tool called AutoAddRam , which can be found in the Amiga Download Section.

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