XTIDE controller now available
trixter at oldskool.org
Fri Oct 2 21:13:10 CDT 2009
I wanted to let all of you know that the 2nd revision of my friend's
PC/XT IDE controller is now available. For those of you not in the
know, this is a way of using modern IDE hard drives in your 8bit PC or
XT system. Works with drives up to 137G (your O/S also has to support
it; 8.4G is way more common) and Compact Flash->IDE controllers too.
CD-ROM support is likely coming eventually, but he has to write an
entire driver that MSCDEX would talk to.
They're being sold at cost: $30 for a kit to solder your own, $40 for a
pre-built and tested card.
These are not quite the end production unit, but darn close. Works in
PC/XT clones, as well as Tandy 1000 series machines (anyone who knows
how hard it is to get an IDE drive into a Tandy will appreciate this).
They are also going to be building one that will fit into a PCjr sidecar
Details are available on the last message of this forum page:
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