Interested people in controller Microdisc or AmpliBus.

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Re: Interested people in controller Microdisc or AmpliBus.

Post by Panther » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:48 pm

Yes it's the slave drive I have complete with the power supply, are these boards still available though ?

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Re: Interested people in controller Microdisc or AmpliBus.

Post by Chema » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:02 am

Silicebit (the man who designed and built them) should answer this, but I'm afraid he only builds them in small batches. And the current one is complete.

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Re: Interested people in controller Microdisc or AmpliBus.

Post by Silicebit. » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:45 am

@Vyper68, You have a PM waiting for you. ;-)

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Re: Interested people in controller Microdisc or AmpliBus.

Post by McOric » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:36 pm

Hi. Is it still possible to buy a disk controller for use with my HxC flashed Gotek and Oric-1?

Is it just a disk controller I need, or is there other hardware requirements?

Thanks

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Post by Chema » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:37 pm

Check this thread http://forum.defence-force.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=1306

You need the controller and the amplibus (a smal card that is plugged in the expansion port).

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Post by Silicebit. » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:55 am

List updated in first post. :-)
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Post by Silicebit. » Thu May 05, 2016 11:00 pm

List updated. :-)
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Post by Silicebit. » Tue May 10, 2016 5:35 pm

Vyper68, Symoon, coco.oric and iss, you all have a private message. ;-)
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Post by Silicebit. » Thu May 12, 2016 12:34 pm

Symoon, you have a private message. :-)
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Post by Silicebit. » Sun May 15, 2016 7:41 am

@Vyper68. Knock, knock... Are you here? :D You have a private message waiting for you four months ago!! :shock:
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Post by iss » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:21 pm

Silicebit, I would like to say a BIG thank you for your professional work!
Everything is perfect including packaging ;)
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Post by Chema » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:00 pm

Hehe, Silicebit's work is very professional indeed :)

Now be careful when connecting everything. Remember there is a jumper to power the Oric from the controller BUT if you do that DON'T plug the Oric's PSU!

That is, I think, the only probable way of damaging your Oric (though, sadly, it has happened).

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Re: Interested people in controller Microdisc or AmpliBus.

Post by Godzil » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:49 am

Chema wrote:Hehe, Silicebit's work is very professional indeed :)

Now be careful when connecting everything. Remember there is a jumper to power the Oric from the controller BUT if you do that DON'T plug the Oric's PSU!

That is, I think, the only probable way of damaging your Oric (though, sadly, it has happened).
Oh yeah, that's a really good advice, because it may fry the Oric AND the Microdisc, so.... :D

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Re: Interested people in controller Microdisc or AmpliBus.

Post by Silicebit. » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:47 am

iss wrote:Silicebit, I would like to say a BIG thank you for your professional work!
Everything is perfect including packaging ;)
Thank you, iss. :-)

I'm happy to see that the parcel has arrived in good conditions. :-)

To power the system (Oric+controller), you have two options (well, really you have three):

1.- Unset the jumper 5V->33 and use independent PSU for Oric and controller.
2.- Set the jumper 5V->33 and use one PSU to power controller, and through controller, power the Oric too. As Chema said, not use the Oric PSU!!
3.- Set the jumper 5V->33 and use the Oric PSU to power the Oric, and through Oric, power the controller. This not recommended because you can overload the internal regulator of Oric.
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Re: Interested people in controller Microdisc or AmpliBus.

Post by Chema » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:28 pm

Silicebit. wrote: 3.- Set the jumper 5V->33 and use the Oric PSU to power the Oric, and through Oric, power the controller. This not recommended because you can overload the internal regulator of Oric.
Buf! Has anybody ever tried this? Anyway you still have to power the FDD with an external source, don't you?

In my experience the best and easiest solution is: use a external source to power the Floppy+Controller+Oric, set the jumper and put your Oric's PSU in a drawer to avoid any temptation :)

I am not a hardware guy, but having a good 5v power and avoiding the internal regulator, your Oric will be much cooler and happier :)

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