New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

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New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by Steve » Fri May 07, 2021 2:45 pm

Hi all,

I don't think many people here may be aware of the following devices:
RaSCSI:
https://github.com/akuker/RASCSI/wiki
(Based on Raspberry Pi has advanced support for SCSI extensions like Daynaport ethernet, removable / hot swappable virtual scsi drives and more!)
BlueSCSI:
https://github.com/erichelgeson/BlueSCSI
(A cheap and basic device, based on BluePill, just copy disk images to your SD card name them ID_LUN_Name.hda and they are automatically mounted as SCSI devices, super simple compared to SCSI2SD and very cheap!)

Both devices are very interesting and are aimed towards Macs, but also work on other hardware. The more people who test on Atari would provide valuable feedback and boost development for Atari systems.

I have bought both as kits and will be building up soon. I hope other Atari users do the same - it is not often we get such great hardware that can be compatible with our machines from another 'community' so it would be good to test / feedback / contribute.
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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by PaulJ » Fri May 07, 2021 3:19 pm

Looks very interesting Steve. May give it a try. :D

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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by troed » Fri May 07, 2021 3:44 pm

Cool! I already stock Bluepills since I make GreaseWeazle F1:s - will get some PCBs made for this too. Might be a bit niche since the immediate users would be Mega STE owners _with_ the Atari SCSI board but ... why not.

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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by DoG » Fri May 07, 2021 3:53 pm

I have already ordered PCB for blueSCSI so I will be building that soon to test.

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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by Steve » Fri May 07, 2021 4:15 pm

troed wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 3:44 pm
Cool! I already stock Bluepills since I make GreaseWeazle F1:s - will get some PCBs made for this too. Might be a bit niche since the immediate users would be Mega STE owners _with_ the Atari SCSI board but ... why not.
& TT & Falcon & Anyone with ASCI>SCSI.
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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by PaulJ » Fri May 07, 2021 4:22 pm

Just ordered the scsi board built... they were out of the kits. Pretty good site for tech. trinkets.

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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by Steve » Fri May 07, 2021 4:26 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 4:22 pm
Just ordered the scsi board built... they were out of the kits. Pretty good site for tech. trinkets.
Which did you go for? RaSCSI or Blue? :)
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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by PaulJ » Fri May 07, 2021 4:36 pm

Steve wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 4:26 pm
PaulJ wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 4:22 pm
Just ordered the scsi board built... they were out of the kits. Pretty good site for tech. trinkets.
Which did you go for? RaSCSI or Blue? :)
Thought I'd play with the RaSCSI.

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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by tzok » Fri May 07, 2021 6:47 pm

There's also ACSI2STM:
https://github.com/retro16/acsi2stm

But for now, I find it troublesome to run stable on different machines :(

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Re: New SCSI Solutions for Atari/Amiga!

Post by Steve » Fri May 07, 2021 7:29 pm

tzok wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:47 pm
There's also ACSI2STM:
https://github.com/retro16/acsi2stm

But for now, I find it troublesome to run stable on different machines :(
Yes I was also testing it and I have the same issues. It is basically useless with the data integrity errors.
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