Perfect replacement for our RTC in an older Hurco VMX-42 machining center. Affordable and maintainable into the future thanks to the external battery design. Absolute plug and play! Great solution to maintaining aging industrial machines!
Very high quality kit, easy to assemble, but you'll have to dig around on the website(s) to find instructions and information. I wish they would put everything in one place, clearly labeled. The board works perfectly. I'm using it in a PT68K-2, which is an Motorola 68000 CPU motherboard in a PC/AT case. Of course the XT-IDE IBM PC BIOS is useless in a 68K machine, so I'm writing my own hard disk drivers in 68K assembly language. It's slow going, but so far, so good, and the XT-IDE board is working just fine. I have not tried it in my PC/XT clone yet...
The Kit is Full with All IC's in package DIP easy to solder and assembly. The PCI Board has label (silkscreen) to identify all parts IC's. The rest of parts are in small package include capacitors, resistors,LED and other. I like it! I hope that works fine, i don't assembly yet.
I use this controller in my older 8088 pc from Philips. The soldering part was fun and the installation very easy.
I did a test with my older 1.6 gig harddisk and it work like a charm. Even my older seagate 40mb at ide works.
Cf cards however is a bit more hassle, you need the proper adapter or it wont show after a reboot (crtl-alt-del) and then you are stuk on waiting. And let's face it, there a so many different cf types, so a few not working won't matter.
Great product, good value!
I would love to see more l products like this. Maybe an Adlib card for those "Commander Keen" games :-), sound blaster is way to new :-D
I installed this in a vintage DEC AlphaServer 1000a 5/333 in place of the original Dallas 1287. It seems to be working fine, caused no errors, and the computer holds settings during power off and unplug.
A very well designed product and a fantastic improvement for my Heathkit H-150 IBM PC compatible. The boot code allows booting from either floppy or the hard drive. I was able to partition the hard drive under MS-DOS 3. The speed difference between my IDE drive and the original Seagate ST-225 is amazing.
The XT-IDE arrived quickly and the price is more than fair. Some documentation would be nice as it would save setup time. email support was reasonably responsive.
Took quite a while to ship and was missing some parts, unfortunately I never got a response back on the missing parts but was easy enough to source them locally. Other than that it works well and does the job. No documentation but the board is clearly marked with what need to go where.
I really do recommend the product and also the seller which whom the communication was very good. The kit once assembled is working as it should, no surprise. What a dream to be able to hooked up an IDE HDD to my old XT computer. The kit is quite easy to assemble as long as you have a minimum of experience in welding. I've got no documentation with the kit but it is easily to fin on the web. Again, a minimum of good sense is required. So one word for me : PERFECT And thank you to still develop such a device nowadays.
A great XT-IDE board. Fast dispatch and at a very fair price. Great for retro computer restorations and an easy kit to assemble. I have no trouble in giving it a big thumbs up. I may get another in the future, for my next restoration project. Great communication from Glitch Works. Easy going and very helpful. A++