These are BRAND NEW 5 slot SCSI card readers flashed with the latest V1.28 read/write firmware. Excellent as a 50 pin SCSI to compact flash adapter allowing old retro computers such as Apple, Atari, AMIGA, Mac, Sun, Sgi , Trs-80, Texas Instruments, Pc and others with SCSI controllers. This device can be used as a SCSI to compact flash boot drive. With a 3.5" form factor these card readers can be installed in a 3.5" floppy bay or internally anywhere a typical hard drive will fit. These also work on older samplers with SCSI interface such as Akia,E-mu,Kurzwell,Roland,Yamaha,etc(some may need to be housed in external SCSI cases - NOT INCLUDED).Fully bootable and supports up to 5 different style cards. These default to SCSI device #2 but can be jumpered to any number. Termination jumper and mounting screws are also supplied. Typically they use luns to address the cards:
Lun0 is the PCMCIA slot(can be used with a PCMCIA to "any" card adapter also!)
Note to sampler users: This drive does not work on ASR-10 or MPC60. Most samplers can only address the PCMCIA slot on the Pcd50B with the PCMCIA to CF adapter which this does not include. Please see our other kits that include adapters and cf cards HERE:
Other PCD50B Kits-Click Here!
lun1 is the Compact Flash card slot (recommended to use as a hard drive replacement)
lun2 is SONY Memory Stick slot
lun3 is SD/MMC card slot
lun4 is Smart Media slot
All card slots can be mounted under most operating systems supporting luns and are accessible at the same time as seperate cards/drives.
If your particular SCSI controller does not handle luns well, don't worry, I offer a PCMCIA to cf adapter for the PCMCIA slot, allowing the device to act as lun0 which would just be addressed as Device #2 for example.
On the AMIGA setup is easy with HDTOOLS or HDTOOLBOX.. simply set it to the scsi.device you use, let it check all luns under the device, and you will have a list of cards inserted. Pick the lun listed(lun 1 is the CF card slot) and partition as a normal AMIGA hard drive.
Features for PCD-50B
> Five separate slots allow simultaneous use
> 4 to 5MB/sec. data transfer rates(depending on SCSI controller capability)
> No additional drivers needed for retro systems-Attach it to the cable and treat it like a hard drive
> Fully shielded enclosure
> Uses standard SCSI-2 interface(backward compatible with SCSI-1)
> Supports all standard SCSI drivers and software for DOS, Unix, UNIX,
> SCO, Windows 3.x, Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP & Windows NT, Win7
NOTES: APPLE USERS: Some old appleII scsi cards do not support luns or termnination power. you may need to hack a diode for term power. If your controller does NOT support LUNS,i recommend you order the kit with the pcmcia to cf adapter,it will allow you to address it as device 2 etc with no luns needed.
ATARI USERS: It has been reported some old atari scsi cards lack parity! The PCD-50B drives require parity. Some atari users have hacked up a parity generator for atari cards.Please check atari forums for this info.
Other things you may need:
Molex to Berg floppy power cable adapter cable-Click Here!
Assorted SCSI cables-Click Here!
Pcmcia to CF adapter-Click Here!
Extra 2GB CF card-Click Here!
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 February, 2011.