PROPHET64 & MSSIAH Userforum




Official information and support forum for
MSSIAH and all PROPHET64 versions.



You are not logged in.

#1 2009-03-15 19:25:37

monster
Bloody beginner
Registered: 2009-02-25
Posts: 7

SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

The SD2IEC looks like it could be a nice way cheap way to connect an SD card to the C64.
http://www.nkcelectronics.com/sd2iec-boar2.html


http://www.prophet64-forum.com/viewtopic.php?id=1144

This thread says that the original MMC2IEC didn't support writing within a D64 image - suggesting that it could only load into MSSIAH.
This seems to have been addressed in the SD2IEC - its specifications state:
D64/M2I support (both reading and writing for D64, even with direct sector access using U1/U2)


It looks like it could be a much more affordable solution than the 1541 Ultimate, i just cant cant afford the 130!

Theoretically it should work, but has anyone actually tested it out with MSSIAH yet? Cassu?


lawl

Offline

 

#2 2009-04-02 10:25:10

booker
Bloody beginner
Registered: 2009-04-02
Posts: 6

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

Well, 1541Ultimate has inbuilt SD2IEC (along with full 1541 emulation ofcourse) so folx already having 1541u coudl give some input smile

Offline

 

#3 2009-04-03 04:28:51

Slorrin
PROPHET64 GURU
Registered: 2006-07-09
Posts: 871

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

maybe ask the sd2iec people to work with the 8bitventures people, perhaps they could send them a demo cartridge and they could work out the kinks..


cause it woul dbe a nice cheap solution.. i use c64tpc but its slow, and a bit gangly..

and has not worked well for everyone.

Offline

 

#4 2009-04-06 16:31:05

booker
Bloody beginner
Registered: 2009-04-02
Posts: 6

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

booker wrote:

Well, 1541Ultimate has inbuilt SD2IEC (along with full 1541 emulation ofcourse) so folx already having 1541u coudl give some input smile

Ahh,. 1541u's SD2IEC is a completelly different stuff. Scrap this idea please.

Offline

 

#5 2009-04-11 22:36:21

monster
Bloody beginner
Registered: 2009-02-25
Posts: 7

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

yeah,
I emailed the NKC electronics guys and they replied:
Can you read and write to a standard 1541 disk drive from mssiah?  Then SD2IEC should work without any problems.

a recent experience with a rubbish amiga SD adapter has led me to be at least slightly skeptical,
but theres no reason why it wouldnt work.


lawl

Offline

 

#6 2009-04-11 22:41:47

monster
Bloody beginner
Registered: 2009-02-25
Posts: 7

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

actually, firestarters new sdr device to microsd looks incredible i might just wait for that


lawl

Offline

 

#7 2009-04-16 06:32:53

frase4eva
Bloody beginner
Registered: 2009-04-16
Posts: 1

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

I can confirm this works fine. I saved and loaded the demo song to a 2gig microSD(using sd adapter) with no trouble. I brought the sd2iec and the daughter board from nkcelectronics. Seemed a much cheaper option than the 1541u. That thing seems pricey. Also you can power it from the tape slot which is handy, just make up a cable using the adapter from a datasette.

Offline

 

#8 2009-05-02 05:56:16

Gruso
GI-Joe
From: Australia
Registered: 2009-05-02
Posts: 17

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

I've purchased a Jbrain uIEC/SD adaptor ($50USD) and am awaiting delivery. I'll report my results back here when I can.

Offline

 

#9 2009-06-14 04:44:48

Awol
Nebulus
From: Miami/Brooklyn
Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 61
Website

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

For the SD2IEC to work, you have to buy the daughterboard kit as well, right? (Total cost of $60.) Why don't they just sell it in 1 piece?

Has anyone else tried the SD2IEC? I couldn't get C64TPC to cooperate with my laptop, so I'm looking for an alternative. I'm also thinking about an XA1541 adapter. It's much cheaper (DIY or $16), but SD cards are so much more convenient than floppy disks.

Gruso wrote:

I've purchased a Jbrain uIEC/SD adaptor ($50USD) and am awaiting delivery. I'll report my results back here when I can.

Is the uIEC not made anymore? How does it compare to the SD2IEC?

Offline

 

#10 2009-09-14 05:22:33

Awol
Nebulus
From: Miami/Brooklyn
Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 61
Website

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

BUMP!

Offline

 

#11 2009-09-14 10:09:17

Gruso
GI-Joe
From: Australia
Registered: 2009-05-02
Posts: 17

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

Oh hello thread! I can confirm that MSSIAH loading & saving works fine with the uIEC/SD. Just select Device 10 and voila.

They were being listed on ebay when I bought mine, but I can't find any listings now. Perhaps email Jim (aka Jbrain) if you're after one: brain [at] jbrain [dot] com

There's also a user group here: http://groups.google.com/group/uIEC-users/

Last edited by Gruso (2009-09-14 10:11:11)

Offline

 

#12 2009-09-14 19:40:04

Awol
Nebulus
From: Miami/Brooklyn
Registered: 2008-11-24
Posts: 61
Website

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

Gruso wrote:

Oh hello thread! I can confirm that MSSIAH loading & saving works fine with the uIEC/SD.

I sent Jbrain a PM the other day at the Lemon64 forums, and he replied saying, "No, my reports are that MSSIAH does something strange with drives and will not work."
Any idea why it works for some people but not for others? hmm

Gruso wrote:

Just select Device 10 and voila.

Why Device 10?

Gruso wrote:

They were being listed on ebay when I bought mine, but I can't find any listings now. Perhaps email Jim (aka Jbrain) if you're after one: brain [at] jbrain [dot] com

Yeah he said he still sells them. Just send an e-mail/PM/Paypal or whatever. smile
Also, they're now $60 shipped (within the USA).

Last edited by Awol (2009-09-14 19:40:55)

Offline

 

#13 2009-09-14 23:21:24

Gruso
GI-Joe
From: Australia
Registered: 2009-05-02
Posts: 17

Re: SD2IEC - Loading and Saving to an SD Card

Good to see they're still available. No idea why they don't work for some people, maybe I just got lucky!

oh, and Device 10 because that's the default device number of the uIEC. smile

Offline

 

Board footer

Powered by
© Copyright 2002–2008