BEER IDE interfaces

by altaris on 26-04-2009, 23:12
Topic: Hardware

Some Argentinian MSX users, who are subscribed to the Yahoo mailing list MSX Error 51, have managed to build themselves twelve BEER IDE interfaces. This IDE interface for MSX was originally developed by Egor Voznesenski and its design is freely available on the Internet. According to altaris they are going to build some more BEER IDE interfaces. For 150 Argentine pesos (about 30 euros/40 US dollars) they are a good alternative to Sunrise IDE interfaces which are difficult to get in Argentina. Altaris has published a video on YouTube where you can see the BEER IDE interface in action.

Relevant link: Argentinian BEER IDE interface on YouTube

Comments (10)

By Ivan

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26-04-2009, 23:50

Some interesting links with info about the BEER IDE interface:

link 1
link 2
link 3
link 4 (newspost)
link 5 (forum thread)

By dhau

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27-04-2009, 00:13

It's interesting to see it actually working, but as I understand it's very picky about what hard drives you can use.

Why not clone SunRise IDE?

By cax

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27-04-2009, 08:53

Voznesnssenski ? Ha ha ha ! ROFLOL, this mistake even appears 50 times in Google.
Can you say it yourself ? No ? Right, you shouldn't.
The correct last name is Voz-ne-sen-ski.

By Manuel

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27-04-2009, 10:20

Hey, I knew that Tongue

By Ivan

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27-04-2009, 10:59

The correct last name is Voz-ne-sen-ski.Surname updated!


Resident (48)

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29-04-2009, 01:41

Hello. What strange version of MSX-DOS 2.00 running on Beer? Question

By mohai

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29-04-2009, 17:41

Notice that this interface has only 16 KB ROM, so DOS2 is not included. I think it is better for compatibility with MSX-1.

The question is:
How does it manages sub-directories?

By HansO

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29-04-2009, 19:42

Photos and updated files (binary and sources) of BIOS and partitioning program are supplied by the MSX 51 Argentina members to the MSX Info pages.

I have updated the website with a special page devoted to the Beer IDE 202 interface.


By PereGR

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21-10-2009, 17:25

Please, Update link 1.

New URL is: ;)

By Manuel

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25-10-2009, 17:37

Too bad that site still spells Egor's name wrong Tongue