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What next?

Post by utri007 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:49 pm

I have atari stfm and I have already bought more ram to it, but I would like to get hard drive and possible accelerator for it.

I really would like to get internal hard drive to it. Is there any options and how they would be connected?
TOS is swedish and I would like to get rid of it. But it has 6 chips, what are my options?

Accelerator?

I don't solder myself, so I will send it to friend who will add ram to it and I can ask him to but CPU on socket what else?
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Re: What next?

Post by exxos » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:19 pm

Only current booster I do is the V2.3.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1463

As for hard drives, external ones are fastest such as ultrasatan. https://lotharek.pl/productdetail.php?id=48

Internal drives may not physically fit or work with the booster.

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Re: What next?

Post by utri007 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:31 pm

OK thanks, but internal hard drive would be more like "set and forget" wich I like. I asked internal because I already found ultrasatan and Lotharek's lair bu I couldn't found any internal solutions.

Booster is nice I will most likely buy one. Does it also solve my TOS problem? I have 6 chips can I just get tos 2.06 wich has two chips? You say it is large will it be problem with this motherboard?

Another interesting thing is networking, there is netusbee, but it doesn't support Atari STfm. I also found Hydra, but it is not sale anywhere. http://www.atari-wiki.com/index.php/Hydra

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Re: What next?

Post by rubber_jonnie » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:40 pm

CosmosEx will fit inside an ST in place of the floppy drive, and offers networked drives, floppy emulation, use of USB peripherals like mice and keyboards, and a single SD card Ultrasatan.

It will even run off the internal ST floppy power supply.

One problem is that the ACSI cable has to be fed out of the case to plug the unit in, but it isn't terrible.

The other problem is that despite the project being taken over, and a V3 version coming out, they are very much like unicorn devices, and you may struggle to get one.
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Re: What next?

Post by exxos » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:13 pm

utri007 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Booster is nice I will most likely buy one. Does it also solve my TOS problem? I have 6 chips can I just get tos 2.06 wich has two chips? You say it is large will it be problem with this motherboard?
You need the DUALTOS board to use TOS206 with the booster. https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0131
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