CFFA and IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller

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Other than the prices, what are some of the differences between the CFFA and IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller? They both seem to have similar features, as far as I can tell. Which one may be better suited for my ROM1 IIGS?

IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller
http://www.gse-reactive.com/product_info.php?products_id=33

CFFA
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php

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Re: CFFA and IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller

65C816 wrote:

Other than the prices, what are some of the differences between the CFFA and IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller? They both seem to have similar features, as far as I can tell. Which one may be better suited for my ROM1 IIGS?

IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller
http://www.gse-reactive.com/product_info.php?products_id=33

CFFA
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php

I am unable to comment on the IIgs microdrive as I don't have one. On the otherhand, I can recommend the CFFA whole heartedly. Its support for the IIgs is fantastic. I have one in my IIgs, II+, and III. Soon, I hope to have one in my Apple I clone. GS/OS is very well supported and quite fast. Along with a 9 MHz accelerator and 4MB, GS/OS is actually useable.

Dave...

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Re: CFFA and IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller

resman wrote:
65C816 wrote:

Other than the prices, what are some of the differences between the CFFA and IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller? They both seem to have similar features, as far as I can tell. Which one may be better suited for my ROM1 IIGS?

IIgs MicroDrive IDE Controller
http://www.gse-reactive.com/product_info.php?products_id=33

CFFA
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php

I am unable to comment on the IIgs microdrive as I don't have one. On the otherhand, I can recommend the CFFA whole heartedly. Its support for the IIgs is fantastic. I have one in my IIgs, II+, and III. Soon, I hope to have one in my Apple I clone. GS/OS is very well supported and quite fast. Along with a 9 MHz accelerator and 4MB, GS/OS is actually useable.

Dave...

How's the performance and speed of the CFFA?

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I have to agree, I have a CFF

I have to agree, I have a CFFA, and a 4MB RAM board and it's really nice. I don't know about speed but claims are near DMA speed with the GSOS driver enabled.

I have the Briel 4MB board and I love it too.

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And yes I know I dug up an ol

And yes I know I dug up an old thread.