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Article #34 (74 is last):
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.product.8bit.reviews
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Multi I/O / hardware
Posted-By: xx004 (aa700 - Michael Current)
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Date: Tue Apr 21 19:37:18 1992


Reprinted from the A.C.E.C. BBS (614)-471-8559






ICD's Multifunction I/O Parallel Device ICD INC. 1220 Rock Street Rockford, IL 61101-1437 (815) 968-2228 256K MIO - $199.00 1-meg 



also added to accommodate these future produc ts that never came from Atari. ICD, Inc., however, decided to build the ulti mate mf



eatures. The MIO gives you a printer interface, a standard P: device. It takes the same cable the 850 or P:R: interfaces d o. A 6t



he printout, control was returned to The Print Shop m enu, while the spooler continued to churn out the picture. I then pressed Re



 middle of a graphic, I turned off the computer and rebooted from an MIO RAMdisk, and be gan work on something else. While the cor



ogram listing still in memory. The same was not true for MAC/6 5, BASIC XL, AtariWriter, or the Atari Assembler Editor. Apparentlr



s to and fro m RAMdisk, using the Keith Ledbetter 850 Express, version 3.0. I have also t ested it with Amodem Plus 6.2, and agail



ogical hard drives. SpartaDOS provides a great deal of flexibility in setting up your h ard drive. The complete technical documene



d. But they will be double-density, 256-byte sectors. This will cause problems if yo u try to duplicate from MIO RAMdisks to flopn



al. It seems that you will need t o use SpartaDOS to get the most out of the MIO, although I have found other DOS s (2.0, 2.5 andy



 disk becomes D8:, and the RAMdisk becomes D1: . (No switch settings need be changed; the MIO handler takes care of all the re dic



omputer, instantly reboot from the MIO, and recover all your files! If you hook up a SASI or SCSI interface hard drive, your MIO u



t it would be nice if it could be done automatically from floppy disk, as well. If you leave it plugged in all the time, as I do h



is unit requires about 2 watts of cont inuous power. The MIO uses a standard Atari 9-volt AC supply, like that used w ith Atari da



top the RTIME cartridge, or inside all Atari computers. This means that you'll have to retract the spring-loaded doors of some Atm



 Imagic). The MIO turns your 8-bit into the ultim ate software development system, if you want fast compiles with many "include"  



MIO not on ly lives up to that reputation, it improves on it. If you want the most co mputing power and interfacing flexibility p 
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