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Revision as of 15:55, 9 May 2020

A1200/A600 4xIDE Adapter
A1200 4xIDE Adapter Installed on Commodore-Amiga 1200 motherboard


4xIDE Buffered IDE interface for the Commodore Amiga 1200 or Commodore Amiga 600.

This high quality adapter permits up to a maxium of four IDE devices to be connected to the motherboard's IDE header with full buffering.

Features 2x 40-pin boxed IDE connectors (primary/secondary) and 1x boxed 44-pin IDE connector (primary)





The A1200/A600 4xIDE software is provided as a digital download exclusively for users of the product here:

4xIDE (version 1.5)

Files are distributed in a LHA compressed archive with an Installer and Guide manual.

Important Note: these copyrighted files should not be distributed on any other website and/or any other means without the express written permission of AmigaKit Ltd.




The LHA archive containing this guide contains an installer script that installs the preferences editor and support software for both the 4xIDE Buffered Interface and optional FastIDE adapter for Commodore Amiga 1200.

Double click the installer script and follow the prompts to complete the installation.

This installs:

  • The 4xIDEPrefs tool to the SYS:Prefs drawer
  • The documentation guide file to SYS:Locale/Help (or HELP:)
  • Load4xIDEPrefs to SYS:C which is used to configure the 4xIDE Buffered Interface and the optional FastIDE adapter at startup.

The Installer also optionally adds Load4xIDEPrefs to either the system files in the S directory: Startup-Sequence or User-Startup.

If IDE devices on the second channel have corresponding drivers in DEVS:DOSDrivers as removable media devices generally will have, then Load4xIDEPrefs needs to be added to Startup-Sequence so that devices on the second IDE channel are available before the DOSDrivers are mounted.

If Startup-Sequence or User-Startup are modified as instructed, a backup of the original file is automatically copied to SYS:S/backup in case the original file needs to be restored for any reason.


Where to buy

This product can be purchased on Amiga Kit Amiga Store:

A1200/A600 4xIDE Buffered IDE Interface

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