I need somebody to upgrade my ST (memory, Tos and IDE)

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Rafi
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I need somebody to upgrade my ST (memory, Tos and IDE)

Post by Rafi » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:20 am

I want to upgrade my 520ST to 4mb, and install CF hdd in it. Can somebody help?

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Re: I need somebody to upgrade my ST (memory, Tos and IDE)

Post by Smonson » Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:18 am

You probably need to start with whereabouts you're located in the world.

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Re: I need somebody to upgrade my ST (memory, Tos and IDE)

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:30 am

Smonson wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:18 am
You probably need to start with whereabouts you're located in the world.
I'd second this statement, we can't help if we don't know where you are.

Also, you simply say "ST", so it would also help if you could elaborate on what model it is, as a 520ST is not the same as a 520 STF or STFM. Knowing what mainboard it is would also help.

Probably the easiest upgrade for RAM is one of these: https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0035.

Although there is a new IDE adaptor underway on this forum, it's not yet available for sale, and the only other I can think of right now is this: http://www.fairlite.co.uk/AtariKit/monster/monster.html

Why do you specifically require IDE & CF? Just curious to be honest.

Also, be prepared to spend quite a bit on this. The total cost of just the parts is going to be upwards of £140, if you then add on the price of somebody's time to do the work and the original cost of the machine you want to upgrade will be quite considerable.
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Re: I need somebody to upgrade my ST (memory, Tos and IDE)

Post by Steve » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:37 pm

Ultrasatan would be the best and easiest option for an St hdd.
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Re: I need somebody to upgrade my ST (memory, Tos and IDE)

Post by Rafi » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:05 pm

I'm located in US (East Coast).
I need to check board revision, and I would rather have CF card installed on ide adapter.

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Re: I need somebody to upgrade my ST (memory, Tos and IDE)

Post by rubber_jonnie » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:18 pm

Rafi wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:05 pm
I'm located in US (East Coast).
I need to check board revision, and I would rather have CF card installed on ide adapter.
I'm UK so can't help I'm afraid, but the info will still be of use.
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 :)
Plus the rest..
Amiga stuff, Mac stuff, Sinclair stuff etc...
www.electronicnothingness.co.uk

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Re: I need somebody to upgrade my ST (memory, Tos and IDE)

Post by Rafi » Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:06 pm

I wish it would be done in US, but if I will not find anybody, will keep in mind your offer.

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