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Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby tuxie » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:33 am

Hello Guys,

regarding to our thread here in the forum about the development of a Atari TT IDE / Fastram interface. Since few weeks we are selling both together.

Specifications:
Thunder IDE Interface
-100% Falcon Compatible IDE Interface (same Addressrange)
-Byteswap like pperas interface, PC Compatible mode, but needs special driver like pperas driver
-Smartswap, special mode to make the drive PC Compatible, (no Special driver needed)
-Low Speed mode to make old drives working
All data lines are buffered, so the TT is safe with less bus weight
Upto 6Mb/s Transferspeed with HDDriver 10.1 and driver loaded into fast ram (with Storm)

Storm Fastram:
-upto 256MB Memory in two Modules
-FPM and EDO Supported
-68030 Burst Mode Support
With EDO Burst upto 17,3MB/s read and 20MB/s write (16/32Mhz)
The Thunder IDE adapter profits from the performance of the Storm Fastram card.
Both gives the TT a massive speed boost


Order Informations for Thunder / Storm
We open the Order of the Thunder IDE interface and the Storm fastram Card, both cards are made to fit into a original TT Case.
We prefer to sale both together:
Price inclusive shipment fee for both boards together and incl. Patched TOS Roms (needed to enable Autoboot)
Inner Germany: 110€
Inner Europe: 120€
Worldwide: 145€
Each single board:
Inner Germany: 60€
Inner Europe: 70€
Worldwide: 95€
+ 10€ Patched TOS Roms for the Thunder IDE Interface
Send a order mail to “thunderstorm@tuxie.de”
topic: Thunder / Storm Order
Content:
Count of Thunder: x
Count of Storm: x
Shipping Address:
Language of the TOS Roms:

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby Moulinaie » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:54 pm

Hello,

Sounds interesting.
I saw a video on Youtube with a TT at 40MHz. Is it yours?

You plug both cards on the TT Ram connector?

Guillaume.

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby Cyprian » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:17 am

Nice piece of hardware. Definitely interested in both. Unfortunately not in this month.
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby wongck » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:30 am

Yes it is indeed very nice.
I am tempted to get for my TT but several years back I paid for a NetUSBee from a guy called Tuxie on Atari-Home.de and it never appear.
He mentioned there was problems with the chip/board/breakfast etc and will be fixed in few weeks.
Of course after over 5 years now, it's still not arrived yet. That was the only bad Atari related purchase so far for me.

So as much as I like the Thunder Storm, I think I will not get into it.
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby tuxie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:28 am

Hello Wongck,

yes it is true I had a lot of trouble with the NetUSBees I had made many years ago. The half of all boards was not working, and we didn't found the reason why. This made me bankrupt because I hade invested a lot of money to buy the parts for it. I tried to pay back all peoples, so I contacted also you by mail but I got no answer "IDK why" . At the moment we sold 50 pieces of ThunderStorm without any issues. And I will also clear our trouble between us both.I write this in open forum because I have no secrets. I will send you an IM .....
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby mzry » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:53 am

I would just like to say that I purchased both Thunder and Storm from tuxie, the hardware is very nice and he has provided exceptional service/support through email and facebook. He even called me from Germany to Australia to help me with a configuration problem I was having. His service/products are excellent.
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby Atarieterno » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:11 pm

A T A R I .

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby tuxie » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:29 pm

Moulinaie wrote:Hello,

Sounds interesting.
I saw a video on Youtube with a TT at 40MHz. Is it yours?

You plug both cards on the TT Ram connector?

Guillaume.


Yes this was mine TT, yes both cards are plugged picky back onto the TT-Ram Slot, on my TT 3 Cards are working 2x Thunder with different addresses and the Storm Prototype Board

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXBAxCoy-Ik

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby wongck » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:12 pm

Atarieterno wrote:Please, social networks are a terrible weapon to harm people when they are used that way.


don't get me wrong. I am not out to harm him, else I would have already posted a reply to of his 1st posting immediately.
Just caveat emptor.
He has his reasons, I did follow on Atari-home.de back then, and knew he said he lost money on it. That's why I did not pursue further, may be being gullible but benefit of the doubt.

Tuxie is still making some great products for Atari as we can see here.
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby dbsys » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:52 pm

I have both pieces up and running in my TT since a few weeks. It is the best addition to my TT in years. Very good work, great support. Thank you.

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby EmpireAndrew » Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:30 pm

I ordered and received both the Thunder and Storm.
So far I've only had the chance to use the Storm memory expansion, but it works perfectly and I expect the Thunder will as well.
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby RichardColes » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:03 pm

Are these boards still available?

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby wongck » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:37 pm

Previous comms from Ingo seems to have couple left.
He supposed to get me one, but has not heard from him couple of months.
Seems that Germans goes for long summer vacation, so reply will be slower.
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby tuxie » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:38 pm

Hey, i send you a message !!!!

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby itaboy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:34 pm

I am still waiting for mine... a long wait, I must say.... but I am confident... hopefully

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby tuxie » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:23 pm

Hello, we made a third batch of the ThunderStorm´s and it should be finishes in November, the Boards are delivered and now we are waiting for the connectors then the assembly can start.
I will announce when the boards are ready for sale and i will open the order again. So far we made 60 Boards

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby japanretro » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:28 pm

Hi I just want to buy thunder and storm...Tuxie please let me know when boards are ready i dont want to wait mounths....Thankyou!

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby itaboy » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:12 pm

Tuxie, I never had any news about the one I have ordered (and paid)...

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby Gaga » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:22 pm

Hello guys,

unfortunately, I am rarely here in the forum, rather in the German Atari-home.de forum, because my English is sometimes under the pig.

I would like to inform you that new Thunder and Storm cards are available now, about 10 pairs. This is the last batch for now, as the Thunderstorm team wants to focus on the Lightning VME and further developments for the wonderful TT.

If you are interested in the Thunderstorm, contact me (Matthias) directly at thunderstorm@tuxie.de, so that we can clarify the rest together there.

The price originally stated by Tuxie is now slightly higher than the first cards, because the components have become expensive and the revenues are also used to refinance the Lightning VME. I hope you heard about it ?!

The complete package for a Thunderstorm Set is 160 Euro now. There is a discount on the purchase of 2 or more sets. Of course you can also buy a Thunder or a Storm individually. Then the price is 80 euros per card.

The set of course brings the maximum performance.

For that you get per set:

- 1 Thunder card with current firmware and prepared cable
- IDE cable with a tap
- 1 storm card with current firmware and 2 x 32 MB FPM Ram, already set
- english instructions with links to German and English installation instructions and pictures
- if desired, 1 set of TOS ROMS version 3.06 in the language of your choice (German, English (UK or US), Spanish, Swedish, French) and several patches included (IDE Boot, NewLogo, RamSizeFit, Winx2.3n / Arrowfix, SHBuffer , BPatch, new TOS dialog)
- antistatic packaging
- shipping worldwide included
- help if there are problems

Best regards and thank you for the interest and your support.

Be curious about what's going to happen soon!

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby Gaga » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:20 pm

Sorry guys, the Thunderstorm are out of stock now!

The current orders are of course still served.

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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby leech » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:40 am

Anyone else ha e an issue with the Storm causing crashes with a VME graphics board installed? Or did I just miss a jumper for memory addressing or something? I should probably open a new thread...
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby Gaiyan » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:49 am

leech wrote:Anyone else ha e an issue with the Storm causing crashes with a VME graphics board installed? Or did I just miss a jumper for memory addressing or something? I should probably open a new thread...


What kind of crashing? Bus errors?
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby leech » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:55 pm

So my TT030 currently has 2mb onboard, with 2mb expansion (ST RAM), the Storm (64mb) (haven't installed Thunder yet), an Ultra Satan and TOS 3.06 (the one from ThunderStorm that's modified, I didn't put the other one back in.

Now as far as I know, in the Mega STe the dip switch on the motherboard is sort of undocumented, with 7 being for enabling HD floppies. I think the TT is similar, but I do have 8 flipped to on as well, I tried with 8 off, and it crashed in the same way as with the VME+Storm.

It gives me 4( I think) bombs every time. Without the VME board in, it will boot to TOS, no problem. I started removing add-ons and then putting them in one at a time and it does seem to be the TT FAST RAM. I have an original Atari one, I should try that on it as well.

Not sure where the VME memory sits, but I seem to recall something about it causing issues with some memory expansions?
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby leech » Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:00 am

Hey! Pretty sure I solved my problem!
So the SD card I was using was created from an image that had some games and ppdriver (for some reason I can never find the right link..) Anyhow, it was using ppdriver 0.9, I bought the full driver from Peter a while back and just hadn't used it yet. Set up a separate SD card with it, and it's working fine, zero crashes, where as it would randomly work on the TT. Put the Storm back in and still no crashes.

Now if I can just get the VME board to not look like TOS is puking on my screen...
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Re: Thunder Storm IDE/Fastram Interface for Atari TT

Postby edingacic » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:46 am

Hey do you have Storm boards I would like to get one for my TT?


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