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Take part in our 2020 Video Contest and win a kit of your choice. Details see below.

SCSI2SD Proc V1.1, SCSI2SD Mod V1.1
SCSI2SD Proc V1.1, SCSI2SD Mod V1.1

The Apple Powerbook gets ready for a long life.

And for you hands-on experience with a modern ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller.

SCSI2SD is a SCSI hard disk emulator, initially available as a kit only.

The old hard drive with mechanical elements is replaced by a removable MicroSD card as medium. If you replace the few electrolytic capacitors in a Powerbook with long-lasting ceramic or tantalum capacitors, the Powerbook will be a valuable reminder of the 90s. And if you miss the sound of a hard drive: SCSI2SD can produce the original sound as well.

SCSI2SD uses a Cypress PSoC5LP mixed-signal microcontroller.
The integrated development environment PSoC Creator for Windows can be downloaded for free from Cypress.

SCSI2SD is open source under the GPL license. Hardware (schematic) and software (annotated C source code, PSoC Creator Files) are published on Github.

Does SCSI2SD work with my Amiga X, Mac Y or sampler Z ?

Generally, the adapter works with all SCSI devices.

The software might have been tested with your specific device, see the list at

http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index.php/SCSI2SD_V5_Compatibility

If the adapter was incompatible, it would rather be caused by exceptional behaviour of your device than SCSI2SD.

Please note that this version for Apple Powerbooks is fitted with a connector for Powerbooks, the common 50pin SCSI connector (not contained in kit) would have to be connected manually by wires. Same with the power input.

TIP: Get to know the project first, then order. The kits only contain the components and a parts list, the essential information is linked here.

Links:

SCSI2SD Kit Overview

Design Files on Github

Cypress PSoC Creator IDE

Kit Assembly Guide

SCSI2SD Project by Michael McMaster

Become creative and make a video of assembling one of our kits.

You let others watch while crafting and we thank you for your video with a free kit of your choice (ACSI2SD or SCSI2SD)!

 

Why shouldn't a buyer of our kits let the camera run along when building our kit? Sprinkle in a few tips when it gets difficult, critically examine our concept and finally show the finished product.

 

If you want to inspire us and others, make a video and send us a link. Once it convinces us, we will include it on our website, then we thank you with a free kit of your choice (free shipping only within the EU).

 

Here are the rules:

  • Promotional period until Dec 31, 2021. Not the fastest video wins, but the best.
  • Rolling principle: A good video can be replaced by a better one or stand side by side, both submitters will be rewarded when they are published
  • common video format, recommended length 5-15 min
  • Language and / or subtitles: German or English
  • Multiple opportunities: Each of our 4 kits is qualified x 2 languages ​​= 8 chances of winning
  • no self-portrayal: the presenter should not appear face-to-face in the video and not disclose any personal data (first name and nationality allowed)
  • If the sender agrees to the publication, he must provide us with a copy of the video or the link to third party websites must be available for at least one year.
  • Jurisdiction of a court is excluded.