Home   Forum

Welcome to the Apollo Forum

This forum is for people interested in the APOLLO CPU.
Please read the forum usage manual.
VISIT APOLLO IRC CHANNEL



All TopicsNewsPerformanceGamesApolloVampireReleases
The team will post updates and news here

GOLD3 FAST IDE Testers Needed

Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 2396
28 Feb 2017 09:37


The upcoming GOLD3 will provides the following features:
 
 
* AUTOVEC fix
Due to the hardware design of some Amiga models (some A500)
There was a chance of IRQ glitching.
This is fixed now with GOLD3.
 
 
* FAST-IDE for A600
The IDE bus protocol is fully programmable now.
Depending on the combination of your drive/main board/CF-adapter IDE transfer rates of up to 7 MB/sec can be reliably reached.
We will provide you a software tool to measure which speed is safe and reliable supported by your hardware.
 
 
* Scan-lines
A new CRT-look-like scanline mode allow you to run your favorite ARCADE games (MAME,C64,NINTENDO,..) with a look matching the original CRT.
 
* SAGA fix for misaligned pointers.
Switching between several screens which are misaligned (double buffer) on P96 could cause some flicker. This is fixed now
 
  ************************
 
For a deep testrun on as many as possible A600 systems we look for volunteer testers.
If you have an A600, a Blaster, and like to take part in the Fast-IDE testing/ championship.
Then please contact us on IRC.

We will publish all collected results, so that also other AMIGA Accelerator manufacturer can use them - so that hopefully all AMIGA cards can run 7 MB/sec IDE in the future.


Roy Gillotti

Posts 2
28 Feb 2017 11:08


Hi, I can Test the Fast-IDE on my V600, Especially now that I have a working keyboard again.  I'm usually lurking somewhere on IRC  -TrashyMG


John Heritage

Posts 89
28 Feb 2017 12:59


Are there any IOPS or 4K random read/write benchmarks available for Amiga?  I'm thinking the Apollo is fast enough where the difference in various cf/other cards 4k random starts to become noticeable. 


Adam Whittaker

Posts 4
01 Mar 2017 09:47


I would be up for testing.


Peter Heginbotham

Posts 24
01 Mar 2017 12:00


I would be up for testing once my vampire arrives on the 9th March.

I have various Compact flash cards and M-Sata > IDE converters


John William

Posts 124
02 Mar 2017 00:10


Gunnar von Boehn wrote:

The upcoming GOLD3 will provides the following features:
   
   
  * AUTOVEC fix
  Due to the hardware design of some Amiga models (some A500)
  There was a chance of IRQ glitching.
  This is fixed now with GOLD3.
   
   
  * FAST-IDE for A600
  The IDE bus protocol is fully programmable now.
  Depending on the combination of your drive/main board/CF-adapter IDE transfer rates of up to 7 MB/sec can be reliably reached.
  We will provide you a software tool to measure which speed is safe and reliable supported by your hardware.
   
   
  * Scan-lines
  A new CRT-look-like scanline mode allow you to run your favorite ARCADE games (MAME,C64,NINTENDO,..) with a look matching the original CRT.
   
  * SAGA fix for misaligned pointers.
  Switching between several screens which are misaligned (double buffer) on P96 could cause some flicker. This is fixed now
   
  ************************
   
  For a deep testrun on as many as possible A600 systems we look for volunteer testers.
  If you have an A600, a Blaster, and like to take part in the Fast-IDE testing/ championship.
  Then please contact us on IRC.
 
  We will publish all collected results, so that also other AMIGA Accelerator manufacturer can use them - so that hopefully all AMIGA cards can run 7 MB/sec IDE in the future.

* weeps and cries * I love this community! * sniff, sniff *

http://rs835.pbsrc.com/albums/zz272/BEACH-CATAMARANS/Animation/big-cry.gif~c200


Wawa T

Posts 166
02 Mar 2017 01:05


* weeps and cries * I love this community! * sniff, sniff *

for most part its very stagnant. mostly there when they think to be well active or ahead of others. luckily not here..


Chris Holzapfel

Posts 12
02 Mar 2017 10:47


Would like to contribute, USB Blaster on hand.


Michael Nurney

Posts 142
06 Mar 2017 09:13


put my name down too, I've sent a message on IRC


Tim Waite

Posts 5
08 Mar 2017 22:37


I would love to help out also. I have a blaster on hand also!

Thanks


Michael Nurney

Posts 142
10 Mar 2017 15:31


Same , always happy to help


Chris T.

Posts 23
10 Mar 2017 18:13


Me too. I have a blaster, but Amiga500V2+


Gunnar von Boehn
(Apollo Team Member)
Posts 2396
10 Mar 2017 20:51


Chris T. wrote:

Me too. I have a blaster, but Amiga500V2+

The V500 has FASTIDE with max speed.
When enabled its always maximum Speed.

The V600 re-uses the orignal AMIGA IDE connector.
The V600 allows adjusting the speed according to your mainboard.




Peter Heginbotham

Posts 24
22 Mar 2017 19:15


I have done some intial tests and get around 6.2 MB, but i have questions around the Apoke command the third parameter i know the first number enable the FastIDE mode but what do the next three number mean or set

I'll post some more detail information when i can get back in front of my amiga

posts 14