muguk wrote:Congrats FatRakoon - sounds like you've found yourself the ultimate GF to Wife conversion v1.0
bullis1 wrote:I voted ACSI port. It makes things pretty tough when you want to use mass storage on your ST. The Atari ST uses standard ports for almost everything, so why not for drives? I'm sure someone has an answer for that question, but in all reality it won't change things and I don't really care
ppera wrote:I don't think that ACSI port was mistake. or badly designed. We must keep in mind that it was year 1985, and hard disks were rare, exotic. There were no standards, and especially were no IDE disks.
ijor wrote:I don't know where people get the idea that there were no standards. SCSI was a standard already then, not a formal ISO/ANSI standard as it become later, but certainly a standard. Why you think ACSI is based in SCSI? Why you think the first Atari brand host adapters included and ACSI to SCSI converter and a SCSI controller?
ijor wrote:In retrospective (yes, it is a lot easier to judge 20 years later), the mistake about the hard disk port was perhaps to have one at all. Instead of a hard disk port I would implement an external bus expansion port. The cost of the host adapters wouldn't increase significantly if at all. With the big benefit that you could make all sort of plug-in interfaces. Not just hard disks.
Cyprian_K wrote:SCSI was standardized in 1986 - 2 years after ACSI
ACSI and SCSI are based on SASI
madcrow wrote:I'd have to say the sound was the weak bit. Not only did the YM chip not compare with the Amiga's sound system, it couldn't even compare with the SID or the POKEY...
earx wrote:1) YM (should have been at least an FM variant)
2) ACSI (should have been SCSI)
beastie wrote:I've heard there are some keys replacements or something? Did you hear about that?
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