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Smack2k
July 26th, 2014, 05:37 AM
Sorry I don't remember the name of the card that was made by a member on here that allows you to hook-up either a CF or IDE drive to an old 8-Bit PC…Does anyone remember the name and have a link?

The question I have is that I still have two of the original versions of the PCB's that he made. I know newer versions have come out, so I wanted to ask if the original one can still get parts for and setup the through hole parts and get it working? Or should I just get two new PCB's and go from there…

I'd prefer to use the originals and build them from there, but I also am not sure what parts to get for it as the newer versions have upgrades and other items that aren't used on the original…so I am looking for the original parts lists and where to get them from again as well..

Thanks a lot for the assistance..

SkydivinGirl
July 26th, 2014, 06:00 AM
Are you referring to the XTIDE project? I recently built two of the Rev 2 cards and they are amazing.

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?29202-XTIDE-Rev2

Good luck!

Heather

Smack2k
July 26th, 2014, 08:48 AM
YES!!! XTIDE project...that was it...

Now, I am not sure if I have a rev 1 or rev 2 board, but do you have all the parts you needed for it and where you got them?

dabone
July 26th, 2014, 09:31 AM
Wiki for the Ver 1.

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?26393-XTIDE-project


And for the V2.

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?29202-XTIDE-Rev2


Later,
dabone

Malc
July 26th, 2014, 09:52 AM
If it's the original revision 1 board James has an archived page from the old wiki on his site here (http://www.lo-tech.co.uk/wiki/Vintage-Computer_XT-IDE_Board).

Smack2k
July 26th, 2014, 02:17 PM
Thanks guys...I may have some "which part is this questions..."

SkydivinGirl
July 26th, 2014, 06:20 PM
Now, I am not sure if I have a rev 1 or rev 2 board, but do you have all the parts you needed for it and where you got them?
The Rev 2 BOM with Jameco part numbers was either completely correct or there may have been 1 or 2 parts at most that I had to figure out. Remember if you want to use the boot menu feature, and if your board supports it, then you should get the larger EEPROM (AT28C256-15PU) instead of the one in the BOM (AT28C64B-15PU).

Good luck!

Heather

Smack2k
July 26th, 2014, 06:46 PM
Here is a photo of the 2 boards I have....

Can anyone tell me the version? I bought them 2 years ago then didnt get around to it, but now have the opportunity to build and install them...

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa437/Smack2k/IDEBoard.jpg (http://s1197.photobucket.com/user/Smack2k/media/IDEBoard.jpg.html)


ISA Compact Flash Adapter is the label..

Again, thanks for curing my stupidity.

freaktmp
July 26th, 2014, 09:02 PM
These are Lo-tech ISA CompactFlash Adapter PCBs. More info here (http://www.lo-tech.co.uk/wiki/Lo-tech_ISA_CompactFlash_Adapter).

SkydivinGirl
July 27th, 2014, 03:34 AM
^^^ What he said. :) Both the XTIDE project and the Lo-Tech ISA CF Adapter use the XTIDE Universal BIOS so they are functionally the same. The biggest difference is that your card uses CF directly attached to the card whereas the other XTIDE project has an IDE header for attaching other types of devices.

Good luck!

Heather

Smack2k
July 27th, 2014, 04:26 AM
Excellent..thanks…gettign the parts for it.