So I have a Megafile 44 with 4 cartridges, bought for only 10 euro's about 18 months ago.
ID set to 2.
Some time later I bought a Mega STE with a working 52MB Quantum HD that died without warning the next day.
See my previous postings. There are not so many yet, but more to come.
Some days ago I was scrolling trough Atari-Forum when I stumbled in this topic from more than 5 years ago:
Greenious wrote:karlm wrote: Just wondering if the MegaFile 44 (which uses SyQuest 44mb carts) is a standard SCSI beast
Yes, it is SCSI.
And the Megafile 44 box contains an Atari SCSI adapter.
The adapter is more or less exactly the same as the one in Mega STE, with the exception that it actually can handle 2 hardrives without modification if I remember correctly.
It is slower than most SCSI interfaces, lacks support for parity (although plans for adding it are available at many places, and it is not even difficult.)
Aha! The MF44 has a second connector inside! Where did I see that before?
Now I just bought, on Ebay again, a second IBM Ultrastar from the same guy I got the first one from to replace the Quantum in the Mega STE. Just as a back up. It was at the same price and the IBM Ultrastar is as if it was especially designed for the Mega STE. Now why not to try to put this into the MF44?
Still have a 50pin flatcable laying around so let's open the box:
There is already a place reserved to allocate the HD:
And here is where that second connector sits:
Everything is here to welcome the harddisk. Just a few modifications have to be made.
The connector for the led doesn't fit and there is no room for the molex between the Ultrastar and the power supply.
Now then, all is ready to go:
To be continued