FastATA 4000 Controller
With the FastATA 4000 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
The minimum hardware configuration is: Amiga 3000 or Amiga 4000.
The recommended configuration is: Amiga 3000/4000 with 68060
(or PPC with 68060) processor card with 64MB RAM.
The FastATA 4000 controller features represent the
ultimate technology in its category:
- Fast transfer rate of up to 16.6MB/s
The FastATA 4000 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 4000 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 4000 controller. The
FastATA 4000 controller may be used with >4GB HDDs
independently of the installed filesystem.
- 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 4000 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 Zorro-III space. Full 32-bit
operation of the controller combined with very efficient software
guarantee significant increase in the speed of your
The FastATA 4000 controller is compatible with all A3/4000 processor card models.
The FastATA 4000 controller fits any selected Zorro-III slot.
The FastATA 4000 controller is available with a standard software pack including
FastATA4000 software bundled with FastATA 4000 controllers provides support for:
- HDD drives,
- CD-ROM drives,
- CD-R drives,
- CD-RW drives,
- ZIP drives,
- LS-120 drives.
The FastATA 4000 is also available with an extended software pack with
Allegro CDFS included.