From: Marko Mäkelä (Marko.Makela_at_HUT.FI)
Date: 2002-08-21 09:22:22
Did everyone notice this? The board looks a bit big, with no surface-mounted components, and I think the ATmega103 would provide an almost single-chip solution, even with a built-in real-time clock. Marko
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I have finally finished my hard drive controller for the commodore 8-bit computers. It enables commodore computers with an IEC serial port (VIC-20, C-64, C-128) to connect to standard ATA hard drives. There exists several hard drive controllers for commodore computers. This is what is special with this one: - Uses the serial port. - It works just like a 1541 disk drive, so no driver software is required on the computer. - Works on all computers with a serial port - Supports subdirectories - Only one large partition (supports up to 128 GB disks) - Due to the slow serial interface, it is quite slow. But still significantly faster than the 1541. - It is free! (GNU software, public domain hardware schematics) You can find all schematics and source code on my web-page: http://www.stud.ntnu.no/~djupdal/cbm/iecata/ I don't expect anybody to actually build this thing, but I hope the schematics and source code will be of interest to other computer hobbyists. Asbjørn Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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