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JGHarston BBC IDE controller (front)
J.G.Harston BBC IDE controller (back)
The BBC IDE controller replaces the Acorn SCSI controllers and Winchester discs for BBC microcomputers. It can be used with almost any off-the-shelf IDE drive. it uses ADFS (or HADFS) which have been patched to support IDE. The controller is available as a kit or pre-assembled.
The controller connects to the 1MHz bus and only uses 2 ICs (74HCT02 & 74HCT139). All BBC filing systems use 8-bit sectors, so only half the actual drive space is useable without using specialised software.
Full details, including how to buy, are on J.G.Harston's mdfs.net .