With the FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA controller, you can take
advantage of the latest low-cost, high-capacity SATA/ATA/EIDE
devices like hard drives, Solid State drives (SSD), Compact
Flash cards, DVD drives, CD-RW drives, CD-ROM drives, ZIP drives,
LS-120 drives, etc.
FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA is a successor of the award-winning
controller. The new controller offers
enhanced performance with lower processor load when compared
against earlier version and native support upto PIO-5 for Compact
Flash cards and SATA drives.
The FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA is designed to simultaneously
use up to four devices. The number of simultaneously used
Compact Flash cards or SATA drives depends on number of additional
Additional four SATA/PATA/CF devices (for a total number of
8) may be connected to A1200 with the FastATA ZIV CF/SATA controller.
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-V CF/SATA 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-V CF/SATA controller. The
FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA 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-V 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-V CF/SATA controller is compatible with
all the major A1200 turbo card models and memory expansion
The FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA 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 1230.
For FastATA 1200 benchmarks with most popular A1200 turbo
1200 speed test page.
The FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA package includes:
Fast ATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA controller
Floppy disk with AllegroCDFS and FastATA software pack
46-cm 80-wire ATA-66/100/133 cable
The FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA controller has been designed
to fit inside the Amiga 1200 in its standard case or in any
The FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA 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-V CF/SATA controller is available with
a standard software pack including FastATA'99 software and
the fastest Amiga CDfilesystem --
FastATA'99 software bundled with FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA
controllers provides support for:
• HDD drives,
• CD-ROM drives,
• CD-R drives,
• CD-RW drives,
• ZIP drives,
• LS-120 drives.
on the current software versions is available in the DOWNLOADS
FastATA 1200 MK-V CF/SATA controller Suggested Retail Price
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