With the FastATA 1200 MK-III controller you can now take advantage
of the latest low-cost, high-capacity ATA/EIDE devices like
hard drives, CD-ROM drives, CD-RW drives, ZIP drives, LS-120
FastATA 1200 MK-III is a successor of the award-winning
controller. The new controller offers
enhanced performance with lower processor load when compared
against earlier version.
The minimum hardware configuration is: Amiga 1200 in a desktop
case with a 4MB RAM expansion card.
The recommended configuration is: Amiga 1200 in the Mirage 1200
tower case, any 68060 (or PPC with 68060) turbo card with 32MB
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller features represent the ultimate
technology in its category:
• Fast transfer rate of up to 16.6MB/s
The FastATA MK-III controller with its maximum transfer rate
of 16.6MB/s in the PIO 4 mode offers huge capacity reserve for
fast mass storage devices, especially for fast hard drives.
Therefore, applications may run much faster if they can have
fast access to large data files.
• Support for ATAPI standard devices
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller implements the ATAPI standard
as well, for use with devices like CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, ZIP,
LS-120, DVD drives. This enables connection of ATAPI-standard
devices to the Amiga with no need of installing additional software.
• Two buffered and terminated EIDE
The controller operates with two EIDE ports, which enable installation
of up to 4 IDE/EIDE/ATAPI devices. Both controller ports are
fully buffered and terminated in accordance with the recommendations
set forth in the ATA-3 specification. Compatible with PIO-0,
PIO-3, PIO-4, ATA/33, ATA/66, ATA/100 ATA/133 devices.
• Fully compatible with HDDs of over
Limitations on support for >4GB HDDs have been
eliminated in the FastATA 1200 MK-III controller. The FastATA
1200 MK-III controller may be used with >4GB HDDs independently
of the installed filesystem.
• 48-bit LBA capability
The 48-bit LBA (Logical Block Addressing) capability assures
support for hard drives beyond the 137GB (up to 2TB).
• Automatically configured devices
The controller automatically recognises any device attached
to it, negotiates the highest possible data transfer rates,
switches the device into its appropriate mode and transfers
data at the maximum transfer rate.
• Automatic processor type recognition
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller automatically detects type
of processor and optimises and modifies some software routines
in order to achieve the highest possible data transfer rate
between the controller and the computer memory.
• 32-bit access
The computer recognises the controller as a 32-bit device configured
in the motherboard IDE port space. Full 32-bit operation of
the controller combined with very efficient software guarantee
significant increase in the speed of your computer.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller is compatible with all
the major A1200 turbo card models and memory expansion cards.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller is designed for use with
the following turbo cards: Blizzard PPC/060, Blizzard PPC/040,
Blizzard 1260, Apollo 1260, Blizzard 1240, Apollo 1240, Blizzard
1230 (III, IV), Apollo 1230, GVP 1230, Elbox 1230 and M-Tec
For FastATA 1200 benchmarks with most popular A1200 turbo
1200 speed test page.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller has been designed to fit
inside the Amiga 1200 in its standard case or in any Tower-type
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller has to be installed on
the Amiga 1200 motherboard. The two boards that constitute
the controller are inserted in the ROM sockets and on top
of the GAYLE chip.
All installation steps are shown in the
1200 Quick Installation Guide.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III controller is available with a standard
software pack including FastATA'99 software.
FastATA'99 software bundled with FastATA 1200 MK-III controllers
provides support for:
• HDD drives,
• CD-ROM drives,
• CD-R drives,
• CD-RW drives,
• ZIP drives,
• LS-120 drives.
The FastATA 1200 MK-III pack includes also the fastest Amiga
on the current software versions is available in the DOWNLOADS
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