8-Bit Hardware Review Page
This is a picture of my IDEa
I purchased my IDEa from the Atari Fan Store
(KMK/JŻ) IDE Interface allows you to attach an ATA (IDE) hard
drive, a CF (Compact Flash) card or an ATAPI device (e.g. a CD-ROM drive) to
your Atari 130XE computer. There are no
special requirements on the device’s manufacturer and
model, the interface should work properly with most hard drives, CD-ROMs and
CF cards. It should be taken into account, though, that the internal
software - commonly known as IDE BIOS - that is burned into the EPROM and
resides inside the Interface, knows only ATA devices and does not know
ATAPI. This means that the system can only boot from a hard drive or a CF
card (which are ATA devices), and to access
CD-ROM or ZIP drive (which are ATAPI devices) you
have to load additional software.
The general requirements to use the IDEa (KMK/JŻ) IDE Interface are as follows:
This IDE interface is original invention of
Polish electronics engineers and programmers Jacek
Zuk, Michal Pasiecznik and Korad M.
Kokoszkiewicz. Basically it will be working with any Atari XL/XE 8
bits computer with Enhanced Cartridge Interface. If you have other
model you can mount it inside your computer. Please let me know if you would
do that I will provide you connection diagram. Usually interface don't need
additional power supply.
Interface works with all brand major hard drives and with some CF cards. Here is a list of hard drives and CF cards with it certainly works.
Some useful documents and informations