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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA

by intric8 posted Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:48 am

Found this today on Amiga Retro Brisbane Facebook Group's page. It's a awesome hack for the A1000 and the ACA500+.

The ACA500+ is a very cool external bit of kit designed for the Amiga 500. It gives machines a plethora of modern updates, all through the expansion port.

And, you can use it with the Amiga 1000, too, except it wasn't designed for it. So you have to install it essentially backwards, which is just hideous. And all of the enclosures folks have made for the ACA500 are designed for the 500, so the simply don't work well if you try to use the ACA500/+ with your 1000.

But check this out. Now I know some purists out there will scream bloody murder for cutting the case of a (presumably dead) A1010 external drive, but this is easily the coolest looking hack I've seen for 1000 fans wanting the ACA's features.

Photos via Amiga Retro Brisbane, on Facebook.
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Looks like a regular old A1000.
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The ACA500's expansion port, sticking out the side of an A1010 case.
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The CF cards are popping out the back of the A1000 drive case, for easy access (and you don't have to look at them, which is quite nice IMO).
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A platform to hold the ACA stable and level was created and put inside the case. Voila!
I love this hack.

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