IDE-EXI Current Status

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IDE-EXI Current Status

Post by emu_kidid » Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:56 pm

The boards were received a few days ago and I have since been prepping them by flashing/testing/soldering on the IDE connector. It's a time consuming process, but they should be ready for shipping in about a week - lets say by New Years.

Each one that will ship out to buyers will have been tested prior to shipping by me personally, but on arrival there will be no refunds if "my HDD/SATA->IDE adapter/etc doesn't work with it".

I've also at the same time been working away trying to get lots of software ready for the IDE-EXI to utilize - as you can see in this thread: http://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewto ... f=23&t=331

In terms of pricing for the device, I haven't fully decided yet. I'd like to make some money from the device that will go towards the site, but generally, I like to keep prices low.

Stay tuned!
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Post by Cubelover » Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:15 pm

Awesome, I'm really looking forward to pick up one of these :D
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Post by Ashen » Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:34 am

Me too! Awesome work Emu. Happy Holidays :)
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Post by akumajo » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:36 am

great ! how many boards will be available ?
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Post by emu_kidid » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:41 am

100 total.
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Post by akumajo » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:09 am

i wish i could pre-order :)
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Post by liquitt » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:55 am

akumajo wrote:i wish i could pre-order :)
first come, first serve....there will be enough availible though. i'm quite sure ;)
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Post by Hucklebuck » Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:25 pm

Count me in for 1! Maybe 2 depending on the price.
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Post by akumajo » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:40 pm

Hucklebuck wrote:Count me in for 1! Maybe 2 depending on the price.
yeah, same here

how is the compatibility with IDE-EXI ? is it the same as sdboot ?
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Post by emu_kidid » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:16 pm

akumajo, yes it's the same as the latest unreleased SD-Boot (quite good)
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Dec 24, 2010 8:51 am

not quite
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Post by akumajo » Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:26 am

is there another list or should we start a brand new one when its out ?
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Post by geezup » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:25 pm

same here !

Great work emu_kidid! :)
Hucklebuck wrote:Count me in for 1! Maybe 2 depending on the price.
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Post by Burbruee » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:57 am

Can you give a general idea of the price? What do you have in mind? more/less than $100?
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Post by emu_kidid » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:12 am

Around the $30 mark (AUD), give or take $5. I haven't quite figured out what they owe me so far, once I do, I'll put up a final price.
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Post by emu_kidid » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:06 am

Tested it with a SATA HDD connected through a SATA->IDE Bi-lateral device and all is good :)

ETA on availability is looking like <2 weeks at the moment.
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Post by elricorico » Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:57 am

I've decided that I really want one of these too, does it look like this run of 100 will sell out? I'd hate to miss the first run and have to wait.
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Post by liquitt » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:06 am

they might sell out, yes.
BUT i don't think that they will in like 2 days or something so you'll have enought time.
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

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http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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Post by gtmtnbiker » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:56 pm

Nice work, emu_kidid!
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:34 am

Yeah, I'll be suprised if they sell out quickly :)
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Post by kevstah2004 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:25 am

I'd like to put in a order :-P how much for UK shipping?
Just one question though can you debug or find codes like Wiird with this unit also? I don't want to have to buy another piece of hardware for that function also, is it possible to integrate usb gecko into the actual final circuit? as far i'm aware it's open source on google code. I wouldn't mind paying a bit extra say 50 AUD including p&p.
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Post by emu_kidid » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:43 pm

shipping to UK might be cheaper through liquitt as he will be selling the adapters from where he is based in the EU. I can 100% confirm that this will not be able to debug or find codes in any way as it is. The CPLD is quite full and as such, there's no room for such code. The device itself will be quite flexible (given a limited amount of memory) for skilled developers to do other things with it (a basic EXI peek/poke device perhaps), but I will only support the IDE functionality of it. The hardware is also totally different, this is a very simple single cpld whereas the usb gecko uses a FTDI device which is basically a SPI to usb enumerator (quite expensive)
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Post by kevstah2004 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:19 pm

Ok thanks for letting know I'll contact him then when you release.

Do know of any reputable uk / eu sellers of the old usb gecko though?, i'm not bothered if it's second hand I just need the hardware I already have cable / software, I could only find the newest one beng sold for 60 AUD from a shady looking website.
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Post by liquitt » Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:57 pm

yeah UK shipping will be cheaper from here (Germany) :)
i can't say how much exactly but should be somewhere around 2 GBP or something
please search before you ask - a lot has been discussed already!
(or use google with "site:gc-forever.com *term*")
http://is.gd/MDmZcr

we also have a wiki filled with knowledge
http://is.gd/dX58Rm
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