Amiga Storage Peripherals


BSC Oktagon 500 and 508

> Company: BSC / Alfa Data, Germany
Date: 1991/1993
Amiga: 2000, 3000, 4000
Interface: Zorro 2
Autoconfig ID: 2049/4 2092/4

SCSI 2 Controller
SCSI 2 controller
does not use DMA but interrupt driven programmed I/O
50 pin internal SCSI header
DB25 external SCSI connector
place for a 3.5″ hard disk inside the case
connects to the side expansion port
autoboot ROM (oktagon.device) – autobooting requires at least Kickstart 1.3
ROM versions less than 6.5 may have problems with removable media devices
RDB compatible
delivered with A.L.F. driver software
A-Max II driver
supported by Linux

Oktagon 500
passthrough connector
no memory expansion

Oktagon 508
no passthrough connector
sixteen ZIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
supports either static column or page mode 1M×4 ZIPs
accepts ZIPs in groups of four giving 2, 4, 6, 8 MB configurations
RAM and hard disk can be disabled separately by switches at the back of the case
connector for the optional external power supply, though it can use power from the A500r

Images

Amiga BSC Oktagon 2008

Front: Amiga BSC Oktagon 2008