The Amiga 1000 Parceiro

A new peripheral for the Amiga 1000. :slight_smile:

The Parceiro (sounds like par-say-ro) attaches to the side expansion port of the Amiga and is about the size of a harmonica that’s been run over by a steam roller as it’s only about 1/3 of an inch thick.

It provides the following features:

  1. 8MB of Autoconfig Fast RAM. It is a single 8MB of SRAM versus DRAM, so it really and truly is indeed fast with zero wait states.
  2. Coin-cell battery backed Real Time Clock (RTC), which comes with its own clock software that gets put into your startup sequence.
  3. SD Card Reader with 2GB MicroSD. It comes pre-formatted with the FAT32 file system and is readable on any PC as a result. This way you can quickly set up your new SD-based hard drive.

It’s worth mentioning that this is running on period correct Amiga OS 1.3, too.

Via this Hackaday Article


I wonder if it works on an Amiga 500. The A500 has the same slot as the A1000, but lamentably it’s on the opposite side of the computer (the left side) and upside-down.