As soon as Axel's in stockholm again, we'll finnish up for the next prototype and order that stuff. Not sure when that is, but hopefully soon. I'll probably start writing on more optimized code to bring the speed up, maybe within the next few days.
This is a wonderful project you have come up with. I have reverse-engineered my own cf readers for my Ensoniq units but the parts are beginning to be cost-prohibitive. This would be a creative and effective solution. From what I gather, this could be utilized as a stand-alone device or, if paired with a scsi-pin adapter, could be utilized in an existing multi-scsi device setup. My only bit of "advice" would be to keep it simple. The simplicity is what makes this project exciting. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.
Going to correct myself briefly... Your unit would work as long as it would act as the "termination" at the end of the chain. This would go a long way in bringing a multitude of old scsi-based units "back from the dead". It would make sharing libraries and sounds very easy via disk images as well. Once again, impressive work.
just to chime in with a 'me too' - specifically i'm looking to replace a 200MB 50pin SCSI HD which is installed inside my Yamaha SU700 sampler, so an adapter board would be very useful. Presumably this board uses very little current compared to an HD? The power supply within this sampler struggles to deliver high current...
Using internally? Not really. Price-wise this will be cheaper, but both are using simlar technology. Since SCSI2SD popped up during the slow development of this board, we've decided to stick to the DB25 dongle design to differentiate us.
It has not stalled. A new PCB revision was ordered a week ago, and I got the solderpaste stencil for it a day or so ago. Will post a more in-depth update when the new PCBs are here and we got one soldered up.
That is wonderful news. I was afraid you had hit a wall. I have built some of my own scsi related items for old hardware but finding the correct scsi parts these days is cost-prohibitive and sometimes feels like the search for the holy grail. Your work on this is greatly appreciated.