Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



MAS-Drive
Company
Microbotics, USA
 Date
1987
 Amiga
A1000
 Interface
parallel port
 
    SCSI controller
  • connects to the parallel port, the port is passed through on the back of the drive
  • very slow - the parallel port limits the data transfer - but noticeably faster than a floppy and very reliable
  • does not autoconfig and cannot autoboot
  • requires its own parallel.device
  • the driver software is written by Carl Sassenrath and Bob Burns, members of the original Amiga design team
  • the hard disk, controller and power supply are contained in the same external unit
  • male and female DB25 parallel ports
  • DB37 external SCSI connector
  • hard disk activity LED
  • conflicts with parallel port digitisers but not with printers



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