As the name suggests - it's compatible with with a 2½" IDE HDD, and SD or CF cards via a single or dual SD/CF card adapter.
The IDE Plus 2.0 PBI adapter is an update of the earlier KMK/JZ IDEa boards, with the addition of on-board real time clock, built-in SpartaDOS X, OS compatible operation, improved (Konrad Kokoszkiewicz) firmware upgrade.
■ CART/ECI connector for full access to XE computers ■ PBI connector for full access to XL computers ■ connection for XL computer via a 50-wire edge connector ■ external 5V power supply ■ 2.5-inch IDE connector ■ cartridge slot ■ 8-pin connector for additional signals to XL computers
below are the bios setup screens (accessed via START key @ power up - or via RESET + START) have spent an hr playing with the settings this morning - it's worth noting - as i found out the CTRL-X (save + exit) and CTRL-B (save + boot) options require you holding the keys for a second or two.
Is it a new acquisition or have you had it waiting for a proper play, on the backburner (as it were), for a while, as I don't remember you mentioning you getting this of late?
Is it all kicking and booting as it should or have you still to format and populate a suitable IDE?
Whatever, I 'loikes' it, I do, and I should imagine, one of these days, I might be tempted to enquire after one too - brilliant that the Polish boys are STILL producing such quality, exciting new gear for our old dreadnought 8bits.
well 8bitbaz , I had my first one 3 yrs now. and from chatting with Baker about 18mths ago - i got ATOS booting to a windowed desktop on it - meaning that it's got as much storage and works as fast as win95 did - on my 4mb 1200xl it's also got the same ram!
just this week, I bought Jon's spare one off him - the idea being that I intend to see if i can get his GOS desktop running on it. first things first - managed to config the bios to ensure GOS will boot on it also.
I plan on eventually getting IDE+2.x once I have a second 1200XL working. The one with the PBI mod (my current working machine) will use it and obviously without PBI mods my other two will need MyIDE 2 or Side2/3 for them.
Hey Brenski (sorry I don't know how to tag your handle with the reverse letters and reserved symbol)), I notice on the second screen shot it shows boot drive [D0:] (zero). Is that right? You have a drive zero with IDE+ 2.0?
8bitbaz: Oh, I'm sure you did, fella. It's my memory again. I d'load these menus but I don't always git chance to go through them all: I must have a bash at these Auras though as they seem to have some cracking bits n bobs onboard. Cheers Brenski & Baker.
Jan 17, 2018 0:03:57 GMT
Baker: I thought I'd posted his site somewhere before on AS, though at that time some of the Synapse area was still "under construction" and the Electronic Novels weren't there. lots of great stuff from all over the world all categorized by country and publisher
Jan 16, 2018 21:18:33 GMT
8bitbaz: Some beauties archived-away there, mate. It's like Christmas all over again!
Jan 16, 2018 20:32:09 GMT
Baker: click on games at the top, then Synapse, then electronic novels. You will still have to get the books and manuals from Atarimania where the uncracked versions are at.
Jan 16, 2018 20:08:54 GMT
8bitbaz: Cheers, Baker. I will investigate... Many thanks
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:55 GMT
8bitbaz: Yes, we seem to have hit another spell of the 'great and the good' passing-on, Brenski. That voice of Delores was indeed something else. My Cranberries faves: Zombie, Ridiculous Thoughts and Desperate Andy...can't think why
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:08 GMT
Baker: Here you go Baz, you still need two drives with both disks in on side 1, when it comes to the password from the book it just shows the hacker's name, no password needed, just continue mrbacardi.000space.com/?i=2
Jan 16, 2018 20:07:07 GMT
8bitbaz: It's not perfect, this new shoutbox, Fred, ie. the BOLD doesn't really look much bolder than normal type and it seems to be italic by default, but I do prefer it to the original, so well done, Brenski. What do other peeps think?
Jan 16, 2018 20:03:37 GMT
8bitbaz: Baker - I'm very interested in those electronic novels - please drop me the link, buddy. Tim, you sound "snowed under" with work, mate. Drop in here for some leisure time whenever you can, fella.
Jan 16, 2018 20:02:28 GMT
8bitbaz: I'm just back from driving through a blizzard in the wilds of Holderness just east of 'Ull. Rum do. Couldn't see a damn thing: white over. Mind, thawing out there now.
Jan 16, 2018 20:01:11 GMT
timothykline: Thanks, 8bitbaz! Incredibly, I'm still pulling 50-hour work-weeks, so makes it tough to participate, much less fawn over my Atari gear. So, I try to stop by for brief visits to see what I get to miss out on.
Jan 16, 2018 19:37:22 GMT
Mclaneinc: Yes, a little confusing...
Jan 16, 2018 18:35:35 GMT
Fred_M: To be honest I think the old shoutbox was much easier to read... What do the other users think?
Jan 16, 2018 18:04:30 GMT