Ultrasatan worth it or not?

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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by HigashiJun » Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:13 am

IIRC, in order to boot from your Ultrasatan or IDE device, you also have to patch your TOS if its revision is lower than 2.06.

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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by stephen_usher » Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:17 pm

Back in the day I really didn't hit the issue with TOS 1.04 with the folder fix incorporated into the ICD Utils and TOS 1.04.

Of course, if you have an oversized BGM partition with a huge number of folders in the root directory you're asking for trouble.

The Folderxxx bug is mostly a storm in a tea cup if you don't do silly things.
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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by alexh » Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:24 pm

HigashiJun wrote:
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:13 am
IIRC, in order to boot from your Ultrasatan or IDE device, you also have to patch your TOS if its revision is lower than 2.06.
That is not true for ACSI HDDs like UltraSatan. Only for IDE devices.
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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by HigashiJun » Tue Apr 19, 2022 1:51 pm

@alexh

Thanks for this clarification.

That's good to know.

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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by Darklord » Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:54 pm

stephen_usher wrote:
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:17 pm
Back in the day I really didn't hit the issue with TOS 1.04 with the folder fix incorporated into the ICD Utils and TOS 1.04.

Of course, if you have an oversized BGM partition with a huge number of folders in the root directory you're asking for trouble.

The Folderxxx bug is mostly a storm in a tea cup if you don't do silly things.
I agree. I run The DarkForce! BBS and as everyone knows, BBS software is fairly
file intensive. On the C partition of the 4gig SCSI hard drive I use, I think I have
something like 240 folders and close to 6000 files. :)

I use TOS v2.06 now but even with TOS v1.4 and HDDriver software, I never had
a folder problem...
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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by UnderTheRain » Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:39 pm

TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! Just about to order number 3 btw it includes an RTC for machines that don't have one. Also the NetUSBEE is amazing for sending files to your Atari and onto your Ultrasatan.

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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by UnderTheRain » Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:40 pm

HigashiJun wrote:
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:13 am
IIRC, in order to boot from your Ultrasatan or IDE device, you also have to patch your TOS if its revision is lower than 2.06.
I'm booting from 1.4 (STFM) and 1.62 (STE) without any patches running the PP driver though so I don't know if that makes a difference but everything works.

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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by tzok » Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:18 pm

I have the UltraSATAN, but recently I've built the ACSI2STM, and it is a huge competitor. Recently (3.x) it got integrated driver, which is injected into the bootsector during boot, so you can use standard FAT16 SD cards, and they will autoboot without installing any driver on them. If you wish, you can install a bootsector on the card, and then it will be used during boot. As mentioned before it also has an RTC, and integrated driver supports it (no need to install any extra software).

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Re: Ultrasatan worth it or not?

Post by HigashiJun » Thu Apr 21, 2022 8:57 am

@tzok

Very interestimg.

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