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Bought these (retro) hardware today

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Reply 30783 of 45938, by Warlord

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Installed the Ark Logic card in my alaris cougar it's working with zero wait state. Joy 😀

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A nice controller. Didn't know they were making SCSI/EIDE combos

Ye and it PIO mode 4 AND supports 8gb

Reply 30784 of 45938, by bjwil1991

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Now THAT'S a controller card. Where'd you find that card? I would buy one in a heartbeat myself. I have an Adaptec CardPark PCMCIA controller card with the front drive bay adapter that supports PCMCIA Ethernet, modems, and other cards, including the flash memory cards (can be doubled as a mass storage device) and I bought it NIB at a thrift store a couple of years ago, which'll be installed in my Packard Bell soon or in another system.

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Reply 30785 of 45938, by Grzyb

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Warlord wrote:

Another Impressive card.

ARK1000? Impressive?
Can't see anything interesting about that chipset, just yet another dumb framebuffer.
And in the VLB era, there was plenty of cards with Cirrus Logic 5426/5428/5429 chips, ie. accelerated.

Reply 30786 of 45938, by vetz

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Warlord wrote:

Installed the Ark Logic card in my alaris cougar it's working with zero wait state. Joy 😀

mpe wrote:

A nice controller. Didn't know they were making SCSI/EIDE combos

Ye and it PIO mode 4 AND supports 8gb

Very nice controller indeed, it's my favorite (and fastest controller I've tested) in my 486 VLB build

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Reply 30787 of 45938, by mpe

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vetz wrote:

Very nice controller indeed, it's my favorite (and fastest controller I've tested) in my 486 VLB build

Please share benchmark results. I'd be very interested!

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Reply 30788 of 45938, by imi

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after not having luck with any of the scrap boxes full of motherboards and cpus I decided to just order one after all 😁

what fancy packaging...

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Reply 30789 of 45938, by mpe

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I wanted a SCSI CD-ROM.

Picked up this one. Advertised as CD-ROM for Amiga.No brand/model markings anywhere apart from it was made in 1994.

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I liked the unconventional front panel design.

Connected to SCSI bus it reports as "Sanyo CRD-400I". Couldn't find much info but it appears to be a double-speed SCSI drive after testing it.

Reads like every second disk.I forgot how fiddly these early CD-ROM drives were!

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Reply 30791 of 45938, by badmojo

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Grzyb wrote:
ARK1000? Impressive? Can't see anything interesting about that chipset, just yet another dumb framebuffer. And in the VLB era, t […]
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Warlord wrote:

Another Impressive card.

ARK1000? Impressive?
Can't see anything interesting about that chipset, just yet another dumb framebuffer.
And in the VLB era, there was plenty of cards with Cirrus Logic 5426/5428/5429 chips, ie. accelerated.

What? That's one of the faster chipsets for DOS gaming of that era and it looks to be NOS in box with drivers - I was impressed. Thanks for sharing OP.

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Reply 30793 of 45938, by derSammler

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mpe wrote:

I wanted a SCSI CD-ROM.

Picked up this one. Advertised as CD-ROM for Amiga.No brand/model markings anywhere apart from it was made in 1994.

Very interesting. Seems like I own an earlier version of that drive. Mine is from Dec. 1993 and branded "Media Vision". Unlike yours, there's no volume control and headphone jack on mine.

Reply 30794 of 45938, by imi

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stop making me all jealous 😁

on another note... so who else from here got one of these?
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5rcAAOSw2VZdp1bA/s-l1600.jpg

they popped up yesterday and all 5 of them were gone pretty fast ^^

Reply 30795 of 45938, by derSammler

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imi wrote:

stop making me all jealous 😁

No. 😜

How you like this one:

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First consumer CD Recorder sold for under $1000 ($999 that is). I really love its colors.

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Reply 30796 of 45938, by mpe

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derSammler wrote:

Very interesting. Seems like I own an earlier version of that drive. Mine is from Dec. 1993 and branded "Media Vision". Unlike yours, there's no volume control and headphone jack on mine.

Yours is probably a single-speed then.

Looks like these were made by Sanyo for OEMs. Media Vision was bundling them with their Pro Audio Spectrum cards to make "Media Vision Multimedia Kit" upgrade kit.

If you are not sure how to install it, this could help: 😀

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SwBBl2K2R0

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Reply 30799 of 45938, by liqmat

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derSammler wrote:
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First consumer CD Recorder sold for under $1000 ($999 that is). I really love its colors.

Yes, a friend of mine bought his for roughly $800 back then and unfortunately those early drives spit out a lot of drink coasters. Probably had more to do with early media (which was also very expensive), but frustrating just the same.

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