FastATA ZIV Controller
With the FastATA ZIV 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 drives,
The minimum hardware configuration is:
Amiga 1200 with
Zorro IV busboard
and 1230 turbo card with 16MB RAM.
The recommended configuration is: Amiga 1200 with Zorro IV
busboard in E/BOX tower case, any 68060 (or PPC with 68060) turbo
card with 32MB RAM.
The FastATA ZIV controller features represent the
ultimate technology in its category:
- Fast transfer rate of up to 16.6MB/s
The FastATA ZIV 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 ZIV 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 ZIV controller. The
FastATA ZIV 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 ZIV 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 ZIV controller is compatible with all the major
A1200 turbo card models and memory expansion cards.
The FastATA ZIV controller is designed for operating 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 MkIII and Elbox 1230 MkII.
The FastATA ZIV controller fits in the ZIV slot in the Zorro
The FastATA ZIV controller is available with a standard
software pack including FastATA software.
FastATA software bundled with FastATA ZIV controllers provides support for:
- HDD drives,
- CD-ROM drives,
- CD-R drives,
- CD-RW drives,
- ZIP drives,
- LS-120 drives.
The FastATA ZIV can also be delivered with an extended
software pack including Allegro CDFS.