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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby matt_nottm » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:33 pm

Zarchos wrote:I have been very mean then ?


You have contributed a significant amount to this forum and are a big advocate of its use, so I wouldn't say mean. :D I was simply concerned that the facts were inaccurate through assumption and conjecture. I've made a post with all of the details I have.

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby matt_nottm » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:37 pm

Zarchos wrote:
danielj wrote:
Zarchos wrote:From China the DOM costs less than 20 euros inc. shipping ... if you buy a few and negotiate the price it will easily be under 12 each.
The ribbon must be 4 euros and the male to male adaptor less than 50 cents if you order 10.


The problem here is you don't always know what you're getting, and what you get isn't always what it says it is on the tin even if it behaves like it to all intents and purposes...

d.


Yes I agree ... now don t forget the 'LOL price' or 'LOL description' thread is a place, to me, to privately (inside the space of this forum) chill out.
If you propose your Acorn stuff on this great forum, and not on Ebay, you won't suffer the same treatment ;-)


I understand your perspective, but there are people who don't know about this forum and want to get back into the retro community without paying a premium. I certainly wouldn't want people to restrict sales to stardot. In my personal opinion there is a place for both stardot sales and for those to the wider community via eBay; and from what I've seen with specialist and limited run sales versus those for mass appeal, I think the majority get it right.

Anyway, enough of the politics, I'm interested in what those with more technical knowledge think about the DOM investigation so far.

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby Zarchos » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:45 pm

Agreed.

About the DOMs it is interesting to note that it s been designed to replace hard drives in 'industry conditions' thus there is not the issue with either CF or SD cards not thought to be accessed to on an aggressive basis ...

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby danielj » Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:47 pm

No, that's really good information and FWIW, I think totally justifies what you're asking for these. Whilst things might seem "simple", it often belies how much efforts gone into identifying and sourcing the correct item!

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby trixster » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:06 am

Hey Zarchos!

For some reason I can't send you a PM, it says you can't receive messages!

I got your messages, thanks! That's great news! Sorry I haven't been on stardot to check your messages, life has been busy.

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby danielj » Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:29 am

Andy, have PM'd you.

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby Trapper » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:41 pm

I've also got a Castle IDE minipodle that uses ADFS.

I couldn't get any version of IDEFS to work with it.

After spending well over £80 on CF cards and adapters I finally found a combination that works.

It has to be the two chip version of CF converters. The cheap new stuff just does not work. I also found that only SanDisk 256MB CF cards from back in the day work.

I've managed to get a dual CF to IDE converter and two 26MB CF cards to give me 512MB split over ADFS 4 and 5. It's more than enough storage.

What would WizzoFS do differently? Even if softloaded from floppy?

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby danielj » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:48 pm

Wizzo, softloaded from floppy, worked perfectly happily with my CF-SD adaptor that didn't behave before. I suspect it'd get on with most other things...

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby RobC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:09 pm

On top of improving compatibility, Wizzo also gives the ability to have multiple partitions - I use it in my A4 to give 4 x 500MB partitions on a 2GB CF card.

On the Castle mini-podule without Wizzo, apart from the dual-CF adapter and Sandisk cards, I've only had success with a 2GB DOM. Everything else either failed immediately or gave problems with large files.

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby Trapper » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:13 pm

Is Wizzo a CJE purchase?

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby danielj » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:52 pm

No, just a download. Steve3000 posted a disc image on here i think? (on phone so searching not so easy)

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby Trapper » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:01 pm

If my CF cards are already ADFS formatted will Wizzo be able to read them? Or do I need to backup and then use the !IDE Format tool to create an IDEFS partition?

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby danielj » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:20 pm

I think you should be able to read them from the off?

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby RobC » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:42 pm

danielj wrote:I think you should be able to read them from the off?

I think this is correct.

Also, you can setup partitions with Wizzo's IDE formatter and then ADFS will recognise the first one (assuming your hard drive/equivalent works under ADFS).

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Re: Wanted - A3000 IDE podule

Postby trixster » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:56 pm

Podule found!

It could be worth harvesting some of the
Info from this thread to be put in a sticky.
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