Author Topic: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?  (Read 6522 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline JonB

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 505
  • Country: 00
  • Liked: 122
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #160 on: 14:04, 30 March 17 »
Well done Steve!


SURVEY and IOMAP look like useful utilities. Could you upload a copy of each somewhere, please?

Offline SteveH

  • CPC464
  • **
  • Posts: 10
  • Country: gb
    • CP/M-86 Software Repository
  • Liked: 1
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #161 on: 18:03, 30 March 17 »
Hi Jon,

Copy of IOMAP and SURVEY utilities.
« Last Edit: 20:52, 31 March 17 by SteveH »

Offline JonB

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 505
  • Country: 00
  • Liked: 122
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #162 on: 18:49, 04 April 17 »
With source, I see... nice!

Offline -B-

  • Speccy
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Country: nl
  • Liked: 0
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #163 on: 14:15, 17 May 17 »
I'm a little late to the party, I'm interested in doing this.
What are my options? bare boards? kit? or source my own PCBs?

-B-

Offline JonB

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 505
  • Country: 00
  • Liked: 122
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #164 on: 17:33, 17 May 17 »
Hello -B-

Start by reading the wiki page I wrote. It should answer your questions and explains the capabilities and limitations of the device.

At the moment I have boards but not enough components to build finished items (I'm short of the edge connectors used by the adapter). If you want to use a Z80 shim I can probably build a set, because it doesn't use the edge connector. I strongly recommend you buy a DOM (£4) as well, because it has the driver on it, although you can download an image and put it on another IDE device.

PM me when/if you are ready to proceed.


Cheers
JonB

Offline JonB

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 505
  • Country: 00
  • Liked: 122
uIDE-8 red boards
« Reply #165 on: 17:14, 05 June 17 »
Hi


I have now run out of the v0.5 "blue" uIDE-8 boards. All I have left are the v0.4 "red" boards, and these have a couple of manufacturing defects which are easy to correct.


I added a new section to the Wiki page to explain here:


http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/UIDE_Universal_IDE_adapter_cards_for_Z-80_computers#uIDE-8_.22red.22_boards


These minor issues aside,  they work exactly the same as the blue boards.


Cheers
JonB

Offline Audronic

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 875
  • Country: au
  • I know RST3. I now know a little More.
  • Liked: 162
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #166 on: 13:11, 17 July 17 »
@JonB




I was wondering if I put a Box header (50 Pin) on the PCW Z80 Bus Adapter
Instead of the Edge connector. And an Appropriate short cable from the PCW.


Ray
Procrastinators Unite,
If it Ain't Broke PLEASE Don't Fix it.
I keep telling you I am Not Pedantic.
As I Live " Down Under " I Take my Gravity Tablets and Wear my Magnetic Boots to Keep me from Falling off.

Offline JonB

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 505
  • Country: 00
  • Liked: 122
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #167 on: 19:07, 17 July 17 »
Sure, Ray.

They are only wire connections after all. It's a tricky job, removing a 40 way connector though, unless you have a desoldering station. But how will you connect it to your PCW, if not via the edge connector? An alternative might be to get a Z80 shim. Open up your PCW and see if the Z80 is socketed. If it is, you are in business.

Cheers
JonB



PS, I see you are not using the video circuit (missing trimmer pot). None of the components in the video circuit border are needed by the interface.
« Last Edit: 19:14, 17 July 17 by JonB »

Offline Audronic

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 875
  • Country: au
  • I know RST3. I now know a little More.
  • Liked: 162
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #168 on: 02:08, 18 July 17 »
JonB


Is there a Schematic of the 6128 Z80 Bus Connector, and the PCW Z80 Bus adapter Please

I was thinking of using the Cable shown below as i have nil stock of the 50 Pin edge connectors


Thanks    Ray
Procrastinators Unite,
If it Ain't Broke PLEASE Don't Fix it.
I keep telling you I am Not Pedantic.
As I Live " Down Under " I Take my Gravity Tablets and Wear my Magnetic Boots to Keep me from Falling off.

Offline JonB

  • 6128 Plus
  • ******
  • Posts: 505
  • Country: 00
  • Liked: 122
Re: Who wants IDE drives on the PCW?
« Reply #169 on: 11:07, 18 July 17 »
That cable will work.


But make sure you have the uIDE oriented correctly.