IDE4 - 4 units IDE controller for Amiga 2000

IDE4 Z2 is a Gayle compatible 4 unit IDE controller, designed for Amiga 2000. It supports 4 IDE devices on two ports (primary and secondary). Without any additional driver the primary port is active (Kickstart 2.05+ is required). IDEfix driver is required to enable the second port or to use a CD / DVD device (the default scsi.device in ROM doesn't support it).

CF master / slave mode is selectable via a jumper. A connector for IDE activity LED is also available. The controller is RDB compatible: HDToolBox and HDInstTools can be used for disk partitioning. Large drives are supported with IDEfix + HDInstTools + PFS filesystem combination.

The board comes in beautiful green color and golden edge connector contacts for maximal reliability.

The card position is marked with REAR and FRONT silkscreen texts for proper mechanical installation.

DO NOT INSERT THE CARD IN REVERSE POSITION! Doing that will PERMANENTLY DAMAGE THE CARD AND / OR YOUR AMIGA!

Be careful when installing the ide4 controller card!

IDE4 Zorro card top side


HDInstTools showing 3 connected devices


Compatibility list, tested hardware in Amiga 2000
 
Accelerator cards
Blizzard 2040
ok
Blizzard 2060
ok
GVP G-Force 030 (Impact A2000-030 Combo Series II)
ok*
GVP TekMagic 2060
ok
Commodore A2620
ok
Commodore A2630
ok
Apollo 2030
conflict
 
Graphics cards
Village Tronic Picasso II
ok
MNT VA2000
ok
 
Sound cards
Sunrize Industries AD516 sound card
ok
 
HDD controllers
GVP Impact A2000HC SCSI controller
ok
Commodore A2090A SCSI controller
conflict
BSC Tandem IDE card
ok
Next Generation (Kronos II)
ok
 
Network cards
ok
A2065 Ethernet interface
ok
X-Surf Ethernet interface
ok
X-Surf 100 Ethernet interface
ok
 
RAM cards
ok
Commodore A2058 2, 4, 8 MB
ok
 
Other cards
ok
BSC / Alfa Data MultiFaceCard 3 parallel port
ok
Commodore A2088T PC emulator
ok
RapidRoad USB controller
ok

*GVP G-Force 030 SCSI ROM conflicts with the Gayle IDE controller. If the SCSI ROM is disabled (J9 open), the system is booting, but the GVP FastRAM is not added to the free memory pool. Unfortunately this card doesn't use the standard free memory chunk addition method via an autoconfig structure; instead it uses an Exec call from it's ROM.

Autoaddram or other tools are still usable for configuring the GVP FastRAM from $100000.


 

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