System Gallery

Commodore Amiga Systems

For many years this Commodore Amiga 2000 machines were my main work systems. Furthermore there is an Amiga 1000 somewhere in the attic – sorry, no photos yet.

Amiga 2000 Stack 2017

Bottom System: Commodore Amiga 2000 (Rev. 6.x)

• 1 MB ChipRAM
• Blizzard 2060 (Motorola XC68060, 50 MHz/64 MB FastRAM/FastSCSI-Controller)
• DeInterlace A2000
• CyberVision 64/3D (4 MB VRAM)
• Multiface III Interface Card
• HydraSystems AmigaNet Ethernet Card
• ASDG Twin-X/GPIB Interface Card
• internal SCSI: Codesrc SCSI2SD, 4 GB Panasonic SD, Pioneer 12xCD-ROM
• external SCSI: 2 GB Hewlett Packard Surestore, Yamaha CDR-100 2xCD Writer (optional: ScanMagic 9636S Scanner)
• external GPIB: Sharp JX-300 Scanner
• OS: AmigaOS 3.9 BoingBag2+ (CyberGrafX 4)

Upper System: Commodore Amiga 2000 (Rev. 4.x)

• 0,5 MB ChipRAM/0,5 MB SlowRAM
• Blizzard 2040 (Motorola MC68040, 40 MHz/60 MB FastRAM/FastSCSI-Controller)
• A2320 Deinterlace Card
• SupraRAM 2000 (2 MB FastRAM)
• Picasso II (1 MB VRAM)
• Multiface III Interface Card
• HydraSystems AmigaNet Ethernet Card
• internal SCSI: Codesrc SCSI2SD, 4 GB Panasonic SD, Toshiba 4xCD-ROM
• external SCSI: Iomega Zip 100, Hewlett Packard HP35470A DAT-Streamer
• external FD: 5,25″ TEAC Floppy Disk Drive
• OS: AmigaOS 3.9 BoingBag2+ (Picasso96)

No Photo: Commodore Amiga 1000

• 0,5 MB ChipRAM
• Motorola MC68000, 7 MHz
• Golem RAMBox (1MB FastRAM)
• external: A1010 3,5″ Disk Drive
• OS: AmigaOS 1.3

Next Generation Systems

Since 2009 I mainly use the following so-called „Next Generation“ (aka PowerPC) systems as my primary AmigaOS workhorses.

Power™  Row 2017

Right System: ACube SAM440ep (Mini-ITX)

• AMCC 440ep 667 MHz
• Radeon M9 (64 MB VRAM)
• 512 MB RAM
• Case: Fractal Design Define Mini
• internal SATA: 160 GB Samsung Spinpoint (2,5″)/Sony Optiarc Slimline DVD Writer
• external USB: A-Eon AmigaONE-Keyboard & -Mouse, Medion 250 GB Harddisk
• OS: AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1

Middle System: BPlan Pegasos II

• Apollo 74×7 G4 1 GHz
• Radeon 9250 (128 MB VRAM)
• 1 GB RAM
• sii3512-SATA-Controller
• Hama VIA-USB 2.0 Card
• Case: Fractal Design Define R2 (incl. Do-it-yourself reset button)
• internal ATA: 80 GB WesternDigital Caviar/LG SuperMulti DVD Writer
• internal ATA: ATA-SATA-Adaptor connected 640 GB WesternDigital Caviar
• internal SATA:160 GB Samsung Spinpoint
• external PS/2: A-Eon AmigaONE-Keyboard & -Mouse
• external serial: Wacom Artpad
• OS: AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1/MorphOS 3.3/Xubuntu Intrepid Ibex 8.10

Left System: A-Eon AmigaONE X1000

• PWRficient PA6T-1682M 1.8 GHz
• Sapphire RadeonHD 6570 (1GB VRAM)
• 2 GB RAM
• Hercules Muse LT CMI8738 Sound Card
• Realtek RTL8139 Ethernet Adapter
• Case: Fractal Design Define R3 (A-Eon customized)
• internal SATA: 1 TB WesternDigital Caviar/TSST SuperWritemaster DVD Writer
• external USB: A-Eon AmigaONE-Keyboard & -Mouse, Hama 35-in-1 Card Reader
• OS: AmigaOS 4.1 Final Edition Update 1

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Systems

My oldest hardware and software platform. These were the times…when digital pioneers began their 8-bit life. Beneath playing games (of course) I learned programming BASIC and Z80 assembler with this computer. And everything else someone can do with a computer system: pixel art work, generating sounds, using database software or word processors, print text or graphics. A whole new universum of creativity for us…

ZX Setup

Left System: Sinclair ZX Spectrum + (Issue 6A „Linda“)

• Zilog Z80 A 3.5 MHz
• 48 KB RAM
• 48P-KDLX Replacement Keyboard Membrane/Backplate
• Sinclair ZX Interface 1
• Sinclair ZX Microdrive
• Sinclair SJS-1 Joystick (grey, ATARI-mod)
• Romantic Robots Multiface One
• Timex/Sinclair 2040 Personal Printer
• Auna RQ-132USB Portable Cassette Recorder
• OS: Sinclair BASIC/Sinclair Extended BASIC (ZX Interface 1)

Right System: Sinclair ZX Spectrum + (Issue 6A „Paul“)

• Zilog Z80 A 3.5 MHz
• 48 KB RAM
• Sinclair ZX Interface 1
• Sinclair ZX Microdrive/vDriveZX, 4 GB Transcend SD
• Sinclair ZX Interface 2
• Sinclair SJS-1 Joystick (black, ATARI-mod)
• optional: TFW8b.com divMMC Future, 4 GB Platinum SD
• optional: Sinclair SJS-2 Joystick (ATARI-mod)
• Timex/Sinclair 2020 Computer Program Recorder
• OS: Sinclair BASIC/Sinclair Extended BASIC (ZX Interface 1)/Toolkit ZX 1.25 (vDriveZX)/esxDOS 0.8.5 /w TR-DOS 5.04T (divMMC Future)

No Photo: Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K (Issue 2)

• Zilog Z80 A 3.5 MHz
• 48 KB RAM
• dk’tronics Dual Port Joystick Interface
• Dynamics Competition Pro Joystick
• Bush CRS-132USB Portable Cassette Recorder
• OS: Sinclair BASIC

Other Systems

Over the years some more hardware found it’s way into my realm. Except the Acorn system most of them are buried somewhere in the attic.

Pictures above: Acorn RiscPC 600

• ARM 610 (33 MHz)
• 1 MB VRAM
• RiscPC 486 Card
• RiscPC Case Upgrade (2nd Slice/100W Power Supply/4xBackplane)
• EtherLan 602 Card
• Storm 16 SCSI Controller
• internal IDE: 420 MB Conner CFS 420A/210 MB Conner CFS 210A
• internal SCSI: 512 MB Fujitsu/Toshiba 4xCD-ROM
• external SCSI:  1.3 GB Seagate ST41600N
• OS: Risc OS 3.5, Windows 95 (486 Card)

No Photo: Apple Macintosh Color Classic

• Motorola MC68030 (16 MHz)
• 10 MB RAM
• internal SCSI: 100 MB Quantum Prodrive
• external SCSI: Sanyo 2xCD-ROM
• external parallel: Personal LaserWriter LS
• OS: System 7.5.5

…and some portable and stationary Sony PlayStation systems…