FastATA 1200 Mk-III Controller
(aka PowerFlyer and Winner Highspeed Controller)
With the FastATA 1200 MK-III controller you can now take
advantage of the latest low-cost, high-capacity ATA/EIDE devices
like hard drives, CD-ROM drives, CD-RW drives, ZIP drives, LS-120
FastATA 1200 MK-III is a successor of the award-winning
FastATA 1200 controller. The new controller offers enhanced
performance with lower processor load when compared against
The minimum hardware configuration is:
Amiga 1200 in a desktop
case with a 4MB RAM expansion card.
The recommended configuration is: Amiga 1200 in the
Mirage 1200 tower case, any 68060
(or PPC with 68060) turbo card with 32MB RAM.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller features represent the
ultimate technology in its category:
- Fast transfer rate of up to 16.6MB/s
The FastATA MK-III controller with its maximum transfer
rate of 16.6MB/s in the PIO 4 mode offers huge capacity reserve
for fast mass storage devices, especially for fast hard drives.
Therefore, applications may run much faster if they can have fast
access to large data files.
- Support for ATAPI standard devices
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller implements the ATAPI
standard as well, for use with devices like CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW,
ZIP, LS-120, DVD drives. This enables connection of
ATAPI-standard devices to the Amiga with no need of installing
- Two buffered and terminated EIDE ports
The controller operates with two EIDE ports, which enable
installation of up to 4 IDE/EIDE/ATAPI devices. Both controller
ports are fully buffered and terminated in accordance with the
recommendations set forth in the ATA-3 specification. Compatible
with PIO-0, PIO-3, PIO-4, ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100 ATA/133
- Fully compatible with HDDs of over 4GB
Limitations on support for >4GB HDDs have been
eliminated in the FastATA 1200 MK-III controller. The
FastATA 1200 MK-III controller may be used with >4GB HDDs
independently of the installed filesystem.
- 48-bit LBA capability
The 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) capability
assures support for hard drives beyond the 137GB (up to
- Automatically configured devices
The controller automatically recognises any device attached
to it, negotiates the highest possible data transfer rates,
switches the device into its appropriate mode and transfers data
at the maximum transfer rate.
- Automatic processor type recognition
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller automatically detects
type of processor and optimises and modifies some software
routines in order to achieve the highest possible data transfer
rate between the controller and the computer memory.
- 32-bit access
The computer recognises the controller as a 32-bit device
configured in the motherboard IDE port space. Full 32-bit
operation of the controller combined with very efficient software
guarantee significant increase in the speed of your
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller is compatible with all the
major A1200 turbo card models and memory expansion cards.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller is designed for use with
the following turbo cards:
Blizzard PPC/060, Blizzard PPC/040,
Blizzard 1260, Apollo 1260,
Blizzard 1240, Apollo 1240,
Blizzard 1230 (III, IV),
Apollo 1230, GVP 1230, Elbox 1230 and M-Tec 1230.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller has been designed to fit
inside the Amiga 1200 in its standard case or in any tower-type
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller has to be installed on the
Amiga 1200 motherboard. The two boards that constitute the
controller are inserted in the ROM sockets and on top of the
All installation steps are shown in the FastATA 1200 Quick
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller is available with a
standard software pack including FastATA'99 software.
FastATA'99 software bundled with FastATA 1200 MK-III
controllers provides support for:
- HDD drives,
- CD-ROM drives,
- CD-R drives,
- CD-RW drives,
- ZIP drives,
- LS-120 drives.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III pack includes also the fastest Amiga
CDfilesystem -- Allegro CDFS.