XXX2CF3: CompactFlash HDD without using the cartridge port!
If you are like me, you want to use your cartridge port for cartridges. y'know, like it's named. Now, there are devices that do a LOT of great things through the cartridge port, but if you don't want your hard drive in there, then this is the device for you!
If you already have an Ultimate 1M board in your 600/800XL OR your ECI-equipped XE Atari computer, than this is the device for you!
On a 600/800XL, you will have to do 1 or 2 small modifications. Easily done, really. If yo installed your own Ultimate, then you can do this.
No modifications are required on ECI-equipped XE machines. All 130XE have an ECI, some 65XE machines do. 800XE machines usually do as well. It is plug and play! PLUS, no more fiddling around trying to put the cartridge in the back. The CF32ECi puts it in a vertical position for all to see!
These come with either one Compact Flash slot or two. If you want to only use 1 CF at a time (this does not mean 1 partition, a CompactFlash card can have as may partitions as you wish. Remember, however, that the Atari will only address up to 15 floppy/hard drives at any one time)
CompactFlash card NOT included, but available for sale HERE
PBI2CF3: 600XL or 800XL with an Ultimate 1MB board installed and working OR using the CF3 driver for SpartaDOS X
ECI2CF3: 65XE (with ECI), 130XE, or 800XE with an Ultimate 1MB board installed and working OR using the CF3 driver for SpartaDOS X
NOTA BENE: You MUST reflash your Ultimate1M with a modified ROM in order for it to recognize the XXX2CF3.
For version 3.10 those components are available HERE
For version 4.01 those components are available HERE
Physical Modifications required:
600XL requires $D1XX modification (instructions included)
800XL requires $D1XX modification & PBI power connection (instructions included)
65XE (with ECI), 130XE, or 800XE No modifications required