SCSI2SD & Amiga's

Zane Healy healyzh at
Tue Jul 7 14:57:40 CDT 2020

On Jul 7, 2020, at 12:24 PM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> On 7/7/2020 1:02 PM, Ethan O'Toole via cctalk wrote:
>> I run a SCSI2SD on my A2500 with whatever SCSI card it has by default. The only issue that I have is the SCSI2SD boots slower than the Amiga, so when I power on the Amiga I have to wait a few seconds then do the A+A+Control reboot three finger salute (or whatever it is.) Before it's ready the Amiga just sits at a white screen forever, but after a reboot the SCSI2SD is ready and it boots fine.
> What version of the SCSD2SD V5 do you have?  The V5.1 was reworked to boot faster (so claims the site here <> ) and the V6 boots even faster I believe.

I was wondering about this myself.

>> It would be nice if the SCSI2SD was mounted on a expansion cover plate though, with the LEDs visible and the SD card accessible externally.
> That's how I them mounted in my MicroVAX 3100 and AlphaServer DS10.  On the Alphaserver I bought the 3.5" bracket and replaced the floppy disk with it.  On the MicroVAX I used the same 3.5" bracket and mounted it in a 5.25" to 3.5" bracket with a homemade baseplate.
> SCSI2SD mounting bracket: <>

Is Inertial Computing a good place to buy from?  I was looking at their website.  It looks like the latest v6 might be the way to go for Amiga, VAX, and Alpha.  With v5.1 making more sense for my PDP-11/73, due to cost, it’s not like I’m going to get 10MB/sec on a Q-Bus backplane. :-)


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