Amiga Hardware Database Expansion cards



SupraDrive 500XP (ByteSync) Photo Software
Company
Supra, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A500
 Interface
side expansion port
 Autoconfig ID
1056 / 9,13
    SCSI controller
  • uses polled I/O, not DMA transfer
  • autoboot ROM (suprascsi.device) - autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
  • automounts FFS volumes only
  • place for a 3.5" hard disk inside the case
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • A-Max II driver (supra.amhd)
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
  • series III:
    • RDB compatible
    • unlike former revisions this one automounts all volumes
    • ROM version AMAB6 corrects the problems with processor cards
    memory
  • sixteen DIP sockets accept 0.5, 1, 2, 4 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 256k×4 and 1M×4 DRAM chips - the latter are required above 2 MB
  • DIP sizes cannot be mixed
  • fully autoconfiguring
  • memory disable switch - leaves the hard disk on
    notes
  • hard disk activity LED
  • hard disk disable switch - it leaves the memory enabled
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • expansion passthrough connector
  • connector for the optional external power supply
    DIP switch settings
    switch 1-3- SCSI ID (connected with a cable to the hard disk's ID selector jumpers)
    switch 4- autobooting: ON - disabled
    switch 5- RAM: ON - enabled, OFF - test mode
    jumper settings
    J1
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    ON
    ON
    J2
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    J3
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    RAM
    - 0
    - 2 MB, 256k×4
    - 1 MB
    - 512 kB
    - 4 MB
    - 2 MB, 1M×4
    - reserved
    - 8 MB
    J5, J6 -power source: ON - A500, OFF - external power supply

    Photo
    Supra SupraDrive 500XP (ByteSync) - Main board front side
    Main board, front side

    Supra SupraDrive 500XP (ByteSync) - Main board back side
    Main board, back side

    Supra SupraDrive 500XP (ByteSync) - DIP to ZIP adapter  front side
    DIP to ZIP adapter, front side

    Supra SupraDrive 500XP (ByteSync) - DIP to ZIP adapter  back side
    DIP to ZIP adapter, back side




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