Talk:Amiga 600

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Guys, I've added the 'screw-up' comment from David Pleasance. I put the reference in the text, and I have the magazine right here if anyone wants to doubt it. But how do I put a link down to the reference? I forgot how to do it. - Richardcavell 08:35, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

This link may be helpful: WP:CITE#Citation_styles --Ds13 07:42, 13 March 2006 (UTC)

I may be wrong but I could swear that my A600 had a verson 3.something of workbench. Unfortunately at the moment said system is 300 miles away at my parents house. The system was purchased in July/August 1992 in the UK. I'll try and track down sources verifying this and clarify details.-- 20:46, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

Okay, a quick glance reveals that I am clearly mis-remembering things. Sorry. -- 20:53, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

The tech specs list a keyboard port. I'm fairly sure that's wrong.

Is 8MB correct for the maximum RAM? I thought the maximum was 2MB, or 6MB if you include PCMCIA cards. It could apparently also be 32MB if you allow for 3rd party accelerators.

A stock A600 is limited by the 24-bit address bus of the 68000. The memory map for that allocates 8MB of FastRAM space which the A600 could address. The Apollo 68030 accelerators (and the new ACA630s) take advantage of the '030 32-bit address bus and can theoretically address up to 4GB RAM. In practice, these cards only support up to 32/64MB. In all cases, Chip RAM is still limited to 2MB. AndyLandy (talk) 11:19, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

A600 Kickstart 37.300 limited to 40 MB[edit]

A600 article says: "Due to bugs in Kickstart 37.300, the maximum supported size of a hard drive was limited to 40 MB"

I have an A600 with Kickstart 37.300 with a harddisk of 512 Mb running perfectly.

The article describes it as a 'game of chance', but I know a few people (myself included) who have ran >40MB disks under 37.300 but never any reports to the contrary. I've put a Citation Needed tag next to the claim. If it is true (and we've all got lucky) it'd be nice to have a reference to refer to. AndyLandy (talk) 11:19, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
So, would it be worth me getting a 2.5" cable off eBay and seeing if I can hook up the old 810MB laptop hard disk I have lying around? It's not like the disk is worth anything to anyone, but I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of getting the cable if it wasn't going to work... (talk) 12:48, 27 July 2012 (UTC)


The lead says it was unexpandable, but there's a section on expansion. AlexJ 22:38, 6 May 2007 (UTC)

product design author[edit]

It's missing information of who did the product design of A600 and A1200 - it's much more in the product design level of Ettore Sottsass (Olivetti), Hartmut Esslinger (Apple at 80's) and Rick Dickinson (his late work at Sinclair, with the models 128 and QL) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nitrofurano (talkcontribs) 15:36, 12 March 2009 (UTC)