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CDTV pimped!

So I pimped my CDTV! A few months ago I was able to get a replacement CD-drive, because the old one only worked sometimes and most of the time it did not work at all.

And now I put in a 2MB RAM expansion, a SCSI-adapter and a SCSI to SD card reader that works as a harddisk.

Besides these wonderful expansions I installed a joystick adapter. As you may know the CDTV is used with a remote controller. This controller is not very suitable for playing games. So I bought a joystick adapter from eBay.
The only thing I need to do is make a nice slot to install both joystick connectors into.

The four components (RAM expansion, SCSI adapter, SCSI2SD and joystick adapter):

Picture from http://www.a1k.org/forum/showpost.php?p=492091&postcount=566.

Picture from http://www.a1k.org/forum/showthread.php?p=638802#post638802.

Picture from http://imall.iteadstudio.com/scsi2sd.html.

Pictures from the eBay auction of seller '24mata'.

A big thank you to the respective makers of these great expansions: Matze (Matthias Heinrichs) from a1k.org. I don't know who designed the SCSI2SD but here is it's project page. The joystick adapter is sold by eBay seller 24Mata. Matze also made an adapter like this.

A600 memory expansion with RTC

I have a A601 memory expansion, but it lacked a clock. I also had a clock module for a different A600 memory expansion. With the help of some guy at Amibay I moved the components of the clock module to the A601 and I now have a memory expansion with battery backed up real time clock!

Kipper2k's A500 RAM Expansion/IDE-CF adapter

Today I installed one of those RAM expansions for the Amiga 500/1000/2000 made by Kipper2k. I thin they are absolutely great. Not only you get 4 or 8 MB Fast RAM, but you also get a IDE-CF adapter that you can use as a solid state harddisk. You can't recognize your A500 after you installed this. Recommended!

You can get this fine piece of hardware here.