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Old 12-16-2006, 06:11 AM   #1
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i want to put a h/d in my empty a2000
what do i need?
i found a a2091 on ebeay but it says zorro2 slot?
will that fit in my a2000? and what type of h/d i need for it?
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:47 AM   #2
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yes, a2091 is good, it will work. I suggest you get a2091 with some RAM onboard, it should speed things up.
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:49 AM   #3
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ok thats cool
but what type of h/d will fit on it?
normal ide? or a real scsi?
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:12 PM   #4
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SCSI HD of course. Plus, I think it had a scsi port on the back of the card, so you can hook external SCSI peripherals up to it like scanners.

All the card slots in the A2000 are Zorro2.
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Old 12-16-2006, 03:23 PM   #5
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he'll have to look for an older 50pin scsi drive won't he? unless there's adapters, I dunno.
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Old 12-16-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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he'll have to look for an older 50pin scsi drive won't he? unless there's adapters, I dunno.
Nah. If he needs one, I have a few 1 giger SCSI's I got for free that he can have for the postage.
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Old 12-16-2006, 07:42 PM   #7
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Yep, you can get adaptors on Ebay easy.

SCA 80 - 50pin adaptors are now available,


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=007&sspagename=STRK%3AME WA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=170058621287&rd=1&rd=1

but I also have other kinds for other SCSI variants.

I just grabbed 4 x 4.3gb SCSI drives from ebay for 18 dollars Australian. To use them with an Amiga, I will have to buy one of the above adaptors for each drive. They are SCA 80pin. All the Amiga stuff I have is either 25pin Dsub, IDS 50pin or Centronics 50 pin.


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Be aware that if you get a scsi drive bigger than 1GB, you need to have the latest (7.0) firmware ROMS on the 2091. The drives won't work otherwise.

I scored a free Sun external drive box with 2 of those 4GB drives and can't use them... at least not on the 2091

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I have the Rev 7.0 ROMs if interested.
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