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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #25 on: 07:24, 03 October 18 »
Ran one more test with Amstrad 3" floppy drive + controller (Amstrad), just to do one more expansion port test. Works fine!!

I also found the DDI-1 Clone from Zaxon; see pictures. I never really used it; I am selling it for 30 $ (I guess I paid more for it). I tested that it still works, using a standard HxC from Lotharek. I also tried to connect the Amstrad 3" floppy to the DDI-1 Zaxon Clone, and that *does not* work, because the stepper motor is not using the right step size for the head / track movements. Not sure if this is only supposed to work with 3.5" PC floppy drives? Anyhow. The DDI-3 has the advantage of having two disk ROMs, standard Amdos, Parados. The standard Amstrad DDI-1 Controller only has Amsdos, of course.

Up to you - please let me know tomorrow if you want to spend another 30 $ for the DDI-1 Clone. The mainly makes sense if you already own a HxC or plan to use a 3.5" PC floppy disk drive. Otherwise, there is the DDI-3 from Sellmyretro, also from Zaxon.

Of course, this additional 30 $ price is only for the DDI-3, not for the HxC (not included)  ;) 
@Sebastian Blanco , please let me know by tomorrow because I plan to ship your CPC 464 tomorrow.

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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #26 on: 09:03, 03 October 18 »
@LambdaMikel


If sebastian does not want the DDI-1 Clone from Zaxon.
I would like to purchase it. for Postage detail below.
I am in Williamstown Victoria Australia Post code 3016.
Is that $30.00 American Dollars ?

Thanks    Ray
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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #27 on: 09:17, 03 October 18 »
@LambdaMikel


If sebastian does not want the DDI-1 Clone from Zaxon.
I would like to purchase it. for Postage detail below.
I am in Williamstown Victoria Australia Post code 3016.
Is that $30.00 American Dollars ?

Thanks    Ray
Ray, acknowledged. Let's see what he says.
Yes, 30 US $.

Best,
Michael

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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #28 on: 21:55, 03 October 18 »
Thank you very much for the offer, but i will see later what expansion options i need i have to learn a lot about this computer. :D

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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #29 on: 23:53, 03 October 18 »
@Audronic  HI Ray,
you can have it - Sebastian doesn't need it.
I'll figure out postage and send you PM with Paypal.
THanks
Michael

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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #30 on: 02:03, 04 October 18 »

@LambdaMikel

Hi Michael


Ok Thanks


Ray
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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #31 on: 11:36, 04 October 18 »
Great to hear that Lambda has sorted Sebastian out with a 464 and everyone is happy.
Paul Woakes - Genius & Programmer

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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #32 on: 07:38, 05 October 18 »
@LambdaMikel

Hi Michael


Ok Thanks


Ray
Thanks Ray. It will be in the mail first thing tomorrow.
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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #33 on: 02:49, 11 October 18 »
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Rom as mentioned in PM. for Zaxon DDI-1
Parados 1.2 |a and |B 40 Track Single sided.

Ray
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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #34 on: 07:31, 11 October 18 »
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Rom as mentioned in PM. for Zaxon DDI-1
Parados 1.2 |a and |B 40 Track Single sided.

Ray
Thanks - what would I do with the ROM though? Can I replace the rom in the Amstrad DDI with that one?



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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #35 on: 07:44, 11 October 18 »
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The Original Parados rom was configured as |A = 40 Track Single sided and |B 80 Track Double sided.
The rom that i posted is |A 40 Track Single sided and |B 40 Track single sided
I have found that his " Appears " to work better than the original ( I could be WRONG).
It's the default that i have used since my First Zaxon DDI-1.

PS:-  The ABBA switch on both My old Zaxon DDI-1 and the New One from you STILL has a Design PROBLEM
If thrown to Reverse position it tries to read BOTH drives when you choose |A or |B when you have disks in BOTH DRIVES ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
I have asked Piotr Bugaj but no Comment ?? a while ago (Some years about 2005)  OOPs " 2015" ?

Just keep the Rom File as you may use it one day ?


PS:- One of my tags says :- If it ain't broke PLEASE DON'T Fix it.


Ray
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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #36 on: 07:48, 11 October 18 »
@LambdaMikel


The Original Parados rom was configured as |A = 40 Track Single sided and |B 80 Track Double sided.
The rom that i posted is |A 40 Track Single sided and |B 40 Track single sided
I have found that his " Appears " to work better than the original ( I could be WRONG).
It's the default that i have used since my First Zaxon DDI-1.


Just keep the Rom File as you may use it one day ?


PS:- One of my tags says :- If it ain't broke PLEASE DON'T Fix it.


Ray
:laugh: Thanks for the explanation. Right, unless one wants to IMPROVE things - but that can go wrong as well  ;)

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Re: WANTED - looking for amstrad 464 or 6128 plus
« Reply #37 on: 07:52, 11 October 18 »
Oh I have added some more to the above comment ?


Ray

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