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Need to set up new Ultrasatan SD Card

Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:50 pm
by PhilC
Hi All,

Looks like my SD card on the ultrasatan has failed. Does anyone know where there is a Newbie guide to setting up the Ultrasatan SD cards etc?

Thanks in Advance.

Re: Need to set up new Ultrasatan SD Card

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:14 am
by exxos
You just need a hard drive program like pp's partitioner or hd10 . I thought peters driver was shipped with ultrasatan anyway ? I know he did drivers for it...

With either program you just partiton it and install the driver and that's pretty much it. I do format the partition as well on the st.

Re: Need to set up new Ultrasatan SD Card

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:35 am
by kodak80
Forgottenmyname wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:50 pm
Hi All,

Looks like my SD card on the ultrasatan has failed. Does anyone know where there is a Newbie guide to setting up the Ultrasatan SD cards etc?

Thanks in Advance.
Found this on Lotharek's site https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=47 under the FAQ tab:

Q: After few reads/writes to SD CARD my device stopped booting the system
A: Yes, It may happen, if your atari have "faulty" DMA operations. Please, follow below instructions to verify:

download sd card ready image https://lotharek.pl/files/usatan/satan4gb.zip
Extract (zip, 4gb after extraction)
Download : USB IMAGE TOOL http://www.alexpage.de/usb-image-tool/
Restore image to Your SD/SDHC card (Run as ADMINISTRATOR and CHOOSE DEVICE MODE ---- NOT VOLUME MODE )
RUN AGAIN ATARI with USATAN

Re: Need to set up new Ultrasatan SD Card

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:47 am
by PhilC
Thanks Kodak, will have a go at that later , once I drag the windoze laptop out.

Re: Need to set up new Ultrasatan SD Card

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:04 pm
by IngoQ
I actually had a lot of failing SD cards lately, on different machines and devices. Appearantly there is a lot of bad quality out there...

I can recommend trying the "official" SD card formatter, which is able to to do something close to a low level format to reset the SD card.

You can also try using the windows command line partitioning tool "diskpart.exe" to clean the partition table. Here is a good howto for that:

http://knowledge.seagate.com/articles/e ... Q/005929en

Re: Need to set up new Ultrasatan SD Card

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:31 pm
by PhilC
Thanks, will give it a go later