Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



DataFlyer 500 (Rapid Access Turbo) Photo Software
Company
Expansion Systems, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A500
 Interface
side expansion port
 
    SCSI or IDE controller
  • the case contains a standard Zorro II DataFlyer 2000 SCSI or a DataFlyer Plus SCSI/IDE controller card and optionally a DataFlyer RAM board
  • place for a 3.5" HD inside the case, behind the two Zorro II cards
  • connects to the side expansion port - no passthrough connector
  • DataFlyer 500 SCSI:
    • AMD 5380 SCSI controller
    • 50 pin internal SCSI header
    • optional external DB25 connector
  • DataFlyer 500 IDE:
    • 40 pin internal IDE header
  • hard disk activity LED on top of the case
  • optional internal power supply:
    • mounts inside the DataFlyer 500 case
    • provides power for the controller card, memory card and the hard disk
    • turns on automatically when the A500 is powered up
    • automatically senses all international input voltages
  • optional external power supply
    • powers the memory card only
    • has to be turned on manually before the A500 is powered up
    • separate versions for different international input voltages
  • the unit can also take power from the A500 without using an additional power supply
  • autoboot ROM (ExpSys.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3, otherwise it has be disabled with a jumper
  • autobooting can be also disabled by holding down the left mouse button during the boot sequence
  • RDB compatible
  • A-Max II driver (ExpSys.amhd)

    Photo
    Expansion Systems DataFlyer 500 (Rapid Access Turbo) - SCSI version front side
    SCSI version, front side

    Expansion Systems DataFlyer 500 (Rapid Access Turbo) - SCSI version back side
    SCSI version, back side

    Expansion Systems DataFlyer 500 (Rapid Access Turbo) - SCSI version inside side
    SCSI version, inside side




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