Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

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Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by tuxie » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:54 pm

I am proud to announce that our USB / IDE solution is ready to order soon!

This Board fits in all kind of Atari ST´s , only in the STFM Model where the CPU is under the keyboard it will be very tight.

What is the Lightning ST

1. USB Interface full compatible like the big brother Lightning VME
Drivers are working for (TOS, Magic, Mint, Geneva)
Usable devices: USB Mouse, USB Keyboard, USB CD/DVD Reader/Burner, USB Storage devices (USB Sticks, SD, CF Adapters, USB FLoppy) USB Printer

2. IDE Interface
This IDE Interface supports all feautures like the Thunder IDE Interface on Atari TT....
Falcon Compatible, ByteSwap (usable with EmuTOS or pperas driver), SmartSwap (working with EmuTOS and HDdriver)
Data lines are full buffered, long cables are possible

3. 256kbyte Rom decoder to (Roms are not onboard), needs Rom adapter boards

Tested with boosters like Pak3/-030 and also with 10-12Mhz Bus Speeder.

At this time the boards are ordered, then it needs to build it. I will announce when it can be ordered.

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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:57 pm

Very nice!
Collector of old Atari things:
800XL + Ape Warp mod, 2x 1010 cassette, 1050 + Happy mod, 65XE (128k) & XC12, SIO2SD, 2600jr, 7800 and Lynx II
Atari 520ST (1Meg) + Gotek, 1040STFM + Vortex ATOnce + Gotek, 1040STF long button floppy, 4160 STE with Gotek and ROM switcher, 4160STE with 32Mhz booster, ROM switcher and CosmosEx, not to mention various bare ST boards for testing including a PAK 68/2 :)
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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by redhawk668 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:28 pm

Wow, that’s very nice. Would be great for my STFM.
My collection: 1040 STE, TOS 2.06, 4 mb, CosmosEx - 520 STFM, TOS 1.04, 4 mb, Blitter, CosmosEx - 520 STFM, TOS 1.04, 4 mb - 1040 STF, TOS 1.04, 1 mb, Gotek - Amiga 1200 with Blizzard 1220/4 - Amiga 500 + ACA500 - Amiga 500 + TF530, 1 mb chipram hack.

Atari 8 bit: 800XLF, stock - 600XL, Ultimate 1 mb, Sophia RGB - 130XE, 320 kb, Sophia RGB

Sinclair stuff: 3x Spectrum 48KB, Clones: Harlequin, JS128, Nuvo128 and Issue3B replica.

Ultimate64, a few C64 breadbins and Pi1541 for storage.

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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by DoG » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:51 pm

Sweet. Very nice indeed! I have to order one of those. Or two...

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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by PaulJ » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:19 pm

Very nice. Looks like it will fit in a mega also. Will need a new rom adaptor though.. I'll be getting one.

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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by Cyprian » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:30 pm

great
Lynx II / Jaugar / TT030 / Mega STe / 800 XL / 1040 STe / Falcon030 / 65 XE / 520 STm / SM124 / SC1435
SDrive / PAK68/3 / Lynx Multi Card / LDW Super 2000 / XCA12 / SkunkBoard / CosmosEx / SatanDisk / UltraSatan / USB Floppy Drive Emulator / Eiffel / SIO2PC / Crazy Dots / PAM Net
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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by davemacblack » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 pm

Great news. I think I need a few pieces :-)

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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by AtariFox » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:00 am

looks super handy!
Not sure how much you'd be selling these for.

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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by czietz » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:24 pm

If everything goes according to plan, we will announce the price and start taking orders within one to two weeks.

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Re: Lightning ST USB-IDE Interface for Atari ST Computers

Post by PaulJ » Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:52 pm

Great news, love the one I have in the MSTE. Need one for my mega st I use as a test bed/software development. Great work. :) :) :)

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