I’m always wheeling and dealing with other Commodore computer enthusiasts and recently I did a trade deal for an Amiga 2000 with keyboard (I already had the Amiga monitor).
The Amiga computer and keyboard are in really nice condition too. Here’s a picture showing what the system looked like when I picked it up:
This Amiga A2000 originally came with 1 MB Chip RAM memory and 2 MB Fast RAM memory for a total of 3 MB, an 80 MB SCSI hard drive and two 3.5″ 880 KB DD floppy drives. It was running Kickstart 1.3 and also Workbench 1.3.
If a computer can be upgraded, I’m all for it, so after talking with a few Amiga friends and doing a little more trading, I did some upgrades to the Amiga. Here are the current specifications:
- Amiga Kickstart 2.04
- Workbench 2.1
- 1 MB Chip RAM memory
- 8 MB Fast RAM memory
- Two 3.5″ DD Floppy drives
- 80 MB SCSI Hard drive
- SCSI CD-ROM drive
As you can see, the Amiga 2000 now has a total of 9 MB RAM, updated Kickstart ROM chip, a newer version of the Workbench software and a SCSI CD-ROM drive. Apparently not too many people know that you can put a CD-ROM drive in Amiga 2000’s, but it can be done.
I’m sure at some point I’ll upgrade the hard drive to a larger one, or maybe even swap it out with a Compact Flash solution if that’s even possible with an Amiga 2000, but for now the above configuration seems pretty awesome.
If any Amiga hackers or enthusiasts reading this can make some upgrade recommendations, please chime in on the comments below. I’m open to any ideas or suggestions you might have for this A2000HD. I plan on bringing it to upcoming Commodore Computer Club meetings.