How would you rework/improve this STE?

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Re: How would you rework/improve this STE?

Post by exxos » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:47 pm

:bravo: thanks for the update!
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Re: How would you rework/improve this STE?

Post by rubber_jonnie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:14 pm

stween wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:41 pm
Step 1: pop out the shifter and reseat it. Result: voila! The audio glitch that my STe has had since day 1 appears to have been fixed. At least, no amount of wobbling, nudging, or pushing the board disrupts the audio. Success, I think!
Awesome, glad we could help :)
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Re: How would you rework/improve this STE?

Post by stween » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:49 pm

One other minor update: I took the HD and hooked it up to a linux box via a 44-pin IDE to SATA adapter board I got off ebay for £4. Linux, fdisk, etc, refused to understand the partition table, but certainly saw the drive. So I used dd to image it to file.

At the same time, I had also bought an SD card to 44-pin IDE adapter, for about £7. Rather than sit and learn how to bake a fresh partition table for the ST from scratch, I opted for dd again, this time writing the image onto the SD card.

I popped that SD card into my ST and it booted first time. It seems to work a treat, and now I have fewer moving parts in my machine. Bonus news: Hatari happily reads the image correctly, and sees all the partitions!

These two things alone give me an STe in much better condition that it's ever been. These tweaks are super simple, but the outcome is great. Future fixes might be more invasive :)

On storage though, some follow-up questions. What's the preferred way to initialise a new disk with a new partition table these days? The SD card is 32GB and I'm using just the 170MB that I just imaged from the ancient HD. What drivers are people using these days?

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Re: How would you rework/improve this STE?

Post by exxos » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:04 am

4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

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Re: How would you rework/improve this STE?

Post by stween » Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:21 pm

exxos wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:04 am
See here. viewtopic.php?f=25&t=31
Awesome, thanks!

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