Almost 2 years have passed since installing the XT-IDE in my IBM 5155 with the slot-8 module. It still works exactly as intended with zero issues. This is definitely the best option for upgrading an XT's storage. Booting from compact flash cards makes the XT about as fast as you can get it. A 256MB card is more than enough for my purposes. Component suppliers for the bits that make up the XT-IDE can be painfully slow though. Keep that in mind when ordering as this will extend the lead time.
Installed in a Commodore PC 30-III. This one actually had a DS1287 which had to be de-soldered from the motherboard, and replaced with a socket. Works as expected afterwards with this module, remembering the clock and CMOS settings.
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!
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.
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.
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++