With the FastATA 1200 MK-IV 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 drives, etc.
FastATA 1200 MK-IV is a successor of the award-winning FastATA 1200 controller.
The new controller offers enhanced performance with lower processor load when
compared against earlier version.
The minimum hardware configuration is: Amiga 1200 with a 4MB RAM expansion card.
The recommended configuration is: Amiga 1200 in the X-Treme Box or any tower
case, any 68060 (or PPC with 68060) turbo card with 32MB RAM.
The FastATA 1200 MK-IV controller features represent the ultimate technology in
Fast transfer rate of up to
The FastATA MK-IV controller with its maximum transfer rate of 16.6MB/s in
the PIO 4 mode offers a huge capacity reserve for fast mass storage devices,
especially for fast hard drives. Therefore, applications may run much faster
if they can count on fast access to large data files.
Support for ATAPI standard
The FastATA 1200 MK-IV 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
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
Compatible with PIO-0, PIO-3, PIO-4, ATA/33, ATA/66,
ATA/100 ATA/133 devices.
Fully compatible with HDDs of
Limitations on support for >4GB HDDs have been eliminated in the FastATA 1200
MK-III controller. The FastATA MK-IV 1200 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).
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
The FastATA 1200 MK-IV 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.
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
The FastATA 1200 MK-IV controller
is compatible with all the major A1200 turbo card models and memory expansion
The FastATA MK-IV 1200 controller is designed for operating 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.
The FastATA MK-IV 1200 controller has been designed to fit inside the Amiga
1200 in its standard casing or in any Tower-type casing.
The FastATA MK-IV 1200 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 FastATA MK-IV 1200 Quick Installation Guide.
The FastATA MK-IV 1200 controller is available with a standard software pack
including FastATAྟ software.
FastATA software bundled with FastATA MK-IV CF/SATA 1200 controllers provides support
• HDD drives • CD-ROM
• CD-R drives • CD-RW drives,
• ZIP drives • LS-120 drives
The FastATA 1200 MK-IV pack includes also the fastest Amiga CDfilesystem --
• Fast ATA 1200 MK-IV CF/SATA controller
• Floppy disk with AllegroCDFS and FastATA software pack
• 46-cm 80-wire ATA-66/100/133 cable
• User Manual