Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



Catweasel Photo Software
Company
Individual Computers, Germany
 Date
1996
 Amiga
A1200
A4000
 
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Interface
clock port
IDE header
 
    floppy controller
  • supported disk formats (sector by sector)
    • Amiga 3.5" 880 / 1760 kB
    • Apple Macintosh 3.5" 400 / 800 / 720 / 1440 kB
    • MS DOS 3.5" 720 / 1440 kB
    • MS DOS 5.25" 360 / 720 / 800 / 1200 kB
    • Atari ST 3.5" 720 / 800 / 1440 kB
    • Apple II 5.25" 140 kB
    • Commodore 1541 5.25" 170 kB
    • Commodore 1571 5.25" 170 / 341 kB
    • Commodore 1581 3.5" 800 kB
    • Catweasel Extra 3.5" 1160 / 2380 kB
  • supported file systems
    • Amiga OFS / FFS
    • PC FAT12 / FAT16 / VFAT12 / VFAT16
    • CBM 1541 / 1571
  • uses standard 3.5" / 5.25" PC floppy drives for all formats
  • spins HD disks at 300 rpm instead of 150 rpm
    • speeds up Amiga HD disk access by 1.3 times
    • speeds up PC HD disk access by 2.15 times
  • 34 pin floppy header
  • the floppy drives attached to the Catweasel are not bootable
  • does not use DMA
  • enhanced error correction
  • supported by Linux
    Catweasel 1200
  • connects to the 44 pin IDE header, the 44 pin IDE port is passed through
  • an optional adapter board allows connecting to the clock port
  • by using the IDE connection the board is not compatible with IDE splitters
  • the clock port connection leaves the the A1200 IDE port free, so it's compatible with IDE splitters
  • clock port pin 40 is marked
    Catweasel 4000
  • connects to the 40 pin IDE header, the 40 pin IDE port is passed through
  • not compatible with IDE splitters

    Photo
    Individual Computers Catweasel - A1200 version front side
    A1200 version, front side

    Individual Computers Catweasel - A1200 version back side
    A1200 version, back side

    Individual Computers Catweasel - A4000 version front side
    A4000 version, front side




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