That FDC is not an XT-IDE, it's a copy of Sergey
Kiesev's XT-FDC controller. The same seller also saw fit >to "cost
optimize" the open source XT-IDE rev 4 and remove my copyright/site info. It's no
great step >forward, it's merely a copy of someone else's work with no
I thought that seller had permission? Also I never said the FDC was XT-IDE. The same
seller (from New Zealand) also sells a small XT-IDE card. I didn't bother linking to
it because there was nothing special about it.
The controller chip used on that FDC is the same as
found on some Adaptec AHA-15xx series cards, which >have been the go-to for a long time
on adding FM support to PCs whose onboard controllers don't support >it.
As for Sergey's I wasn't aware that he used the same chip as the Adaptec or that
his supported FM. Of course everyone knows about the 1540 which has driven prices up. I do
not know of anyone selling hobbyist FDCs at this time preassembled so this may be a good
source for those looking for one. If anyone is selling FDCs (is Sergey?) pre-assembled
then they maybe should get the business...