SCSI-TV installs easily in the expansion port accessible at the rear of the CDTV or A570, without opening the case. A 2.5 inch Quantum GO drive may be mounted on the SCSI-TV circuit board and an external connector can connect to hard drives, scanners, and tape backups, to a total of seven devices.
SCSI-TV supports the Amiga AUTOCONFIG(TM) standard, providing autobooting capability with Rigid Disk Block support, as well as the SCSI-direct protocol allowing many backup programs to use SCSI tape drives. True DMA allows for fast data transfer rates and low CPU overhead. Full technical support is available to purchasers directly from Amitrix.
Each SCSI-TV comes complete with licensed versions of Commodore's HDToolBox and Workbench(TM) version 1.3. A provided adapter kit mounts and provides power for a 2.5 inch drive on the SCSI-TV circuit board.
Width 3.1 inches
Length 6.25 inches
SCSI-TV for the CDTV protrudes 1.75 inches out the back of the CDTV, and
includes a black endcap for the unit.
SCSI-TV/570 for the A570 extends approximately 5 inches out the back of the
A570, and includes a white end cap for the unit to match the A570.
The shipping weight is approximately 1 pound or 0.5 kg.
The board itself is only a few ounces.
SCSI-TV alone draws about 12 milliamps, a GO-drive will draw a
maximum of about one Amp on startup and about half that during
Typical for Quantum 2.5" GO-drive:
Idle 1.65 Watts (0.33 Amps) Running 2.20 Watts (0.44 Amps) Spinup 5.50 Watts (0.90 Amps)
SCSI-TV provides 50-pin internal and 25-pin external connectors.
The internal connector is a 2mm connector after passing through a
0.1 inch IDC header.
The external connector is a standard female DB-25.
For the CDTV, we recommend Commodore's "Pro-Pack", which contains a keyboard, mouse and external floppy drive. This used to be available, but they are hard to find now.
It should be in the middle of the side of the board that doesn't have any components. If you've mounted a hard drive on the board, it'll be under the drive.
Any Quantum GO drive or Quantum Daytona drive.
Only in an external case with it's own power supply.
As big as you want in the 2.5" form factor, the largest internal hard drives currently available are the Quantum Daytona 514 MB drives.
2.5" drives can be mounted internally, and external devices can be
plugging into a 25-pin connector on the back.
On the SCSI-TV for the CDTV, the drive mounts upside-down with the connector toward the rear of
On the SCSI-TV/570 for the A570, the drive mounts right-side-up with the
connector toward the rear of the SCSI-TV/570.
Yes, but only within Canada, due to warranty considerations. Because
of the volatility of the market, contact us for current pricing.
Yes, if you are using a 2.5" hard drive.
The adaptor kit provides a simple plug-in connector for
powering the 2.5" drive.
Approximately $100 to $200 for a case with power supply, plus the cost of the hard drive, plus the cost of the SCSI-TV.
Buy a tape drive that is recommended by your backup software. We have tested ARCHIVE and TEAC tape drives using "AmiBack" backup software.
Should work with any SCSI hard drive.
We include licensed versions of Commodore's Workbench V1.3.3 and Commodore's HDToolBox hard disk utility.
Not at this time.
You can use HDToolBox, which is included.
We do not include any backup software, but we can recommend
AmiBack version 2.0. (See your dealer.)
As this is a hard disk controller, we can only recommend hard drive backup software. Our current recommendation for that type of software is AmiBack version 2.0.
No, the CDTV and A570 do not have a hard disk controller. Some of the parts that Commodore uses to control the CD-ROM drive are the same parts as in the 2091 [DMAC], so system information programs think they're seeing a 2091. However, these parts aren't enough for a SCSI interface, SCSI-TV provides the 'missing' components.
There is a version of the SCSI-TV for the A570, called the SCSI-TV/570, which is basically a re-working of the case to fit and color-match the A570.
It's used to connect a 2.5" drive to the internal 50-pin connector on the board.
The SCSI-TV is address 7. The address cannot be changed.
Yes, see the documentation on the SCSI-TV disk, or in your drive's documentation
Yes, just flip the Enable/Disable switch on the back of the SCSI-TV to DISABLE and reset the CDTV or A500. You can also use the CDTV-Player program included on the Install disks to play audio CD's from the Workbench.
SCSI-TV's boot priority is 0, so it will boot after a floppy or CD-ROM disk, and before an audio CD.
Any properly shielded SCSI cable should be suitable. This will
normally be a DB-25 Male on the SCSI-TV end, probably to a 50-pin
Centronics Male on the other end but that will depend on the
SCSI cables and modem cables are NOT the same, you need a shielded SCSI cable.
External; as short as possible, total length of chained devices
should probably not exceed 15 feet.
Internal; we supply the adaptor, and there isn't room in there for more than a couple of inches of cable.
Our benchmarks with a Quantum GO Drive indicate transfer rates of slightly greater than one megabyte per second.
disabling SCSI-TV will also disable the CD-ROM, freeing up some extra memory. The machine will boot from a floppy quite happily with the disable switch on, and returns 138,192 bytes more RAM with the Workbench up.
SCSI-TV does not provide any memory expansion.
Not at this time.
The SCSI adapter cannot be used for networking. For that you have to use another network device. AmiTrix recommends Parnet, or the AmigaLink floppy-port network (which we are distributors of).
It is not a SCSI-II controller, although the controller chip does
support some SCSI-II commands for software that can make use of them.
However, SCSI-II drives can still be used with the SCSI-TV, although they will not benefit from SCSI-II FAST speeds.
They are similar. SCSI-TV supports the same devices as the 2091.
The SCSI port and the CD-ROM are independant. The CD-ROM is not SCSI-compatible and cannot be accessed through the SCSI port.
Leave a message, and we'll call you back.
The terminator packs on the SCSI-TV are permanently mounted to the board, you should not remove them. SCSI-TV is designed to be on of one end the SCSI bus, so you won't have to change anything.
You should have terminator packs on the first and last physical devices on the SCSI bus, this has nothing to do with "SCSI addresses" or "unit numbers".
The switch does not need to be removed during installation.
1 year from the purchase date (please include a copy of your receipt) for registered owners.
We charge a flat rate of $50 for out-of-warrantee repairs, we will pay return shipping. The customer is responsible for shipping to us.
If the unit is still under warrantee but you haven't returned the registration card, you can return the unit, a copy of your sales receipt, and the completed registration card and we will register you.
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Please see our price list. Dealer pricing is available on request.
Shipping is by First Class Parcel Post, any requests for courier service
will be sent collect.
At this time, we can accept only Canadian or US dollar money orders, certified cheques, or (in Canada) personal cheques. For personal cheques, we will ship after the cheque clears.
We only accept C.O.D. orders within Canada.
We do not at this time accept credit card orders
Directly from us or through your local dealer. Safe Harbor also carries SCSI-TV and SCSI-TV/570.