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Another round of XT-IDE V2 PCBs?

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  • lutiana
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    I have 3 cards that I have been thinking about selling since I am not using them (and could use the cash for other vintage things I want to buy). I have a prototype board, an assembled V1 board and a V1 kit. I'd like to get $50 for the proto, $60 for the kit and $70 for the assembled board. Shipping anywhere in the US would be a flat $6, international shipments would beed to be quoted (since I have no idea how much that would cost).

    I'd prefer to sell the 3 cards to 3 separate people, just to keep things fair.

    I'm keeping my V2 board for my XT though

    PM me if your interested.

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  • RuudB
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    Originally posted by josephdaniel View Post
    Just curious, are there any future plans to order some more of the XT-IDE V2 boards?
    I'm still interested as well.

    Another possibility: anybody willing to sell his V2 or V1 board?

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  • josephdaniel
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    Just curious, are there any future plans to order some more of the XT-IDE V2 boards?

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  • NobodyIsHere
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    Hi

    All the XT-IDE V2 PCBs are gone.

    I will post if/when more PCBs are available.

    Please do *NOT* send any funds in advance.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Andrew Lynch

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  • lutiana
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    Any left?

    EDIT: Never mind, I sent the money anyway, if there are none left just send it back, or if you are going to order more hold onto it and send one to me when you get them.

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  • glitch
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    Originally posted by Jorg View Post
    Are there any functional differences between the V2 and the V0/1 I have?

    I apologize for being lazy
    Yes, there's a UART on the V2 for remote booting/serial-attached emulated drive. It also includes the "Chuck mod" as a jumper-selectable option, a footprint for a Molex connector, and a jumper to provide power on IDE pin 20. It also supports 256 kbit / 32KB ROM devices.

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  • Jorg
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    Are there any functional differences between the V2 and the V0/1 I have?

    I apologize for being lazy

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  • NobodyIsHere
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    Hi! There are eleven (11) XT-IDE V2 PCBs remaining. Possibly two are already spoken for and I will sort that out soon.

    If anyone would like to get an XT-IDE V2 PCB please send me an email at LYNCHAJ@YAHOO.COM

    Better yet, just send the PayPal following the instructions earlier in this thread and I will send your board(s) right away!

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Andrew Lynch

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  • NobodyIsHere
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    Hi! Thanks! The parts you can omit in the XT-IDE V2 are noted in the Do-Not-Populate sections of the schematic.

    Have a nice day!

    Andrew Lynch

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  • ibmapc
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    Hi Andrew
    I have a V2 board that I bought from you a while back and have not built yet due to lack of parts. Can you tell me what parts I can leave off if I don't want to implement the UART? Sorry to hijack on your last post.!

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  • NobodyIsHere
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    Hi! There are about 28 XT-IDE V2 PCBs left. At least 10 are committed at the moment.

    If you are looking for one or more of these PCBs they are available now.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Andrew Lynch

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  • NobodyIsHere
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    Hi! Good news! The XT-IDE V2 PCBs have arrived! Feel free to send a PayPal noting the new shipping above.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Andrew Lynch

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  • NobodyIsHere
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    Hi! The XT-IDE V2 PCBs will be here soon. They will cost the same as before ($12 each). However due to unforeseen extreme price increases in shipping by USPS I am forced to change shipping costs.

    Shipping in the US will be $3 for a single PCB and $2 for each additional PCB. Shipping internationally will be $10 for a single PCB and $3 for each additional PCB. This is for the bare basics USPS first class postage with no tracking or insurance. The builder assumes all risk of delivery as per usual arrangement.

    I apologize for the large price increase on shipping but this is out of my hands. The USPS is in dire financial trouble and is raising prices on shipping. It affects us all and is most unfortunate. These boards are provided "at cost" so there is no margin to absorb any shipping price increases. I have to pass them along.

    If you would still like an XT-IDE V2 PCB please send a PayPal for $12 plus shipping as appropriate to LYNCHAJ@YAHOO.COM and I will send them out ASAP.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Andrew Lynch

    PS, please be sure to have your *current* shipping address in your PayPal along with "XT-IDE V2" in the subject line. Please include your VCF screen name as well to help keep the conversation straight.

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  • sergey
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    Originally posted by Denniske1976 View Post
    I'd like to build an XT-IDE V1 board for use in my Model 30 286, that's why I'm asking... and since V1 PCBs aren't available anymore I was wondering what the cheapest way would be to build a controller that just makes it possible to use a 32MB DoM in an IBM Model 30 286...
    Model 30 286 has an 16-bit ISA, so why not to use regular IDE card? I think Jameco was selling AT IDE + FDC cards really cheap. Another option is to use a sound card with an IDE interface (just make sure it is not a PnP card).
    Not sure though if the BIOS will support IDE disks (probably it won't)... so you'll still need some card to put the Universal IDE BIOS extension ROM. If you have a network card, that could be an option.

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  • Denniske1976
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    Originally posted by lynchaj View Post
    Hi
    Yes, on the schematic the UART and ROM BIOS sections are Do-Not-Populate because they are optional. Most builders add the ROM but only a few really need the UART.

    Thanks and have a nice day!

    Andrew Lynch
    Are there any other components that can be left out? Like, can this be used as let's say an "XT-IDE V1 board" but with power to drive DoMs? Just wondering, because just leaving out the UART, would lead me to think the support chips for the UART can also be left out... but maybe I'm talking BS here, since I do know how to solder, not how to read schematics

    I'd like to build an XT-IDE V1 board for use in my Model 30 286, that's why I'm asking... and since V1 PCBs aren't available anymore I was wondering what the cheapest way would be to build a controller that just makes it possible to use a 32MB DoM in an IBM Model 30 286...

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