20 Year Anniversary Edition
The 20 Year Anniversary Edition of the Buddha flash is exactly what
the Buddha has always been: a top-class IDE controller. By popular demand,
a new production run of the successful Z2 controller was made. The technical
data remain the same: Buddha is an IDE controller for all Amiga computers
with Zorro slots. In addition to two IDE-ports, there is a clock port for
hardware originally designed for the A1200 computer. A new feature of the
controller is that the IDE ports can supply power for a DOM ("disk
on module"). Modern 3.3V technology saves power and only causes
moderate temperature increase inside the computer.
All known features of the IDE controller are still available:
Performance: Even with slow devices, transfer rates of
2.2 MBytes/second(*) can be achieved. The raw transfer rate is
only limited by the Zorro-II bus, which tops at 3.58 MBytes/second.(**)
- Autoboot with Kickstarts V1.3, 2.0 and 3.1
- two IDE ports for up to four IDE devices
- compatible with almost all IDE/ATAPI devices:
- hard disk drives
- DOM (40-pin)
- CF cards (with adapter, not included)
- ATAPI CD-ROM drives (any speed)
- ATAPI CD changers
- ATAPI CD writers (writing software not included)
Hard disks or solid state media can be prepared with HDToolbox or the
iComp installer, which complements the software package that comes with
the 20 Year Anniversary Edition of the Buddha controller: Licenced OS
versions 1.3, 2.1 and 3.1 from Hyperion come on a 128 MByte DOM which is
included in its price. The automatic installer makes preparing a hard disk
easier than any other software did before: Just a few mouse clicks, and
even the rather complicated process of installing media with a 64-bit
file system is complete. The installer brings the ease of use of today's
computers to the computer system that introduced simple usability to
the computer market in the 1980s.
The Linux and NetBSD drivers for older versions of the Buddha controller
can be used with this new version without change.
Scope of delivery: Controller, software on 128 MByte DOM, printed
Caution: UDMA cables cannot be used with this controller.
(*): measured with the classic "Quantum Bigfoot" hard disk
(**): performance depends on installed accelerator. Maximum transfer rate can
be reached with 68020 and 68030 CPUs.