• Welcome to atari8warez.com, home of the SIO2PC/10502PC Dual-USB, SIO2PC-USB devices and the free Atari Peripheral Emulator (APE) software AspeQt


    SIO2PC/10502PC Dual-USB  combines the functionality of an SIO2PC and a 10502PC in one device. It is housed in a regular SIO plug and it uses a USB connection to the PC. It creates a Virtual COM port on the PC for communication with a Peripheral Emulator software like AspeQt.
    It will co-exist and operate in concert with other SIO devices in the SIO chain. When plugged into an Atari disk drive, it switches its operating mode to 10502PC. In this mode it can be used with the new and upcoming atari8warez software ALibPc (and currently with Prosystem from Atarimax) for archiving old personal floppies into ATR images which can be later used in SIO2PC mode.
  • SIO2PC/10502PC Dual-USB Kit  is the kit version of the Dual-USB device. Same capabilities as the enclosed version but comes without an SIO plug. The kit includes the PCB with all parts already soldered (except the LEDs) and tested, two LEDS, and an assembly instructions sheet. The kit offers a lower cost, but requires basic soldering and assembly skills. The PCB is manufactured to fit an SIO plug with some small customizations.
  • SIO2PC-USB  is the lite version of the Dual-USB device. It doesn't offer the 10502PC capability but otherwise designed to operate exactly like the bigger brother. This version is for Atari enthusiasts who don't need disk archival functionality, but need a more affordable SIO2PC solution. You can still copy files and disks between real drives and virtual drives. It just won't work with PC software that allows you to connect your Atari drive directly to a PC.
  • SIO2PC-USB Kit  is the kit version of the USB device. Same capabilities as the SIO2PC-USB but comes without an SIO plug. The kit includes the PCB with all parts already soldered (except the LEDs) and tested, two LEDS, and an assembly instructions sheet. The kit offers a lower cost, but requires basic soldering and assembly skills. The PCB is manufactured to fit an SIO plug but some types of plugs require small adjustments for a perfect fit.
  • No matter which version you choose, you also get a DVD which includes VCP drivers, thousands of Atari software, AspeQt peripheral emulator for the PC, various manuals/guides, and a comprehensive troubleshooting guide. You can rest assured that by choosing any of the above versions you will get the same quality and attention to detail along with professional and courteous customer service.

  • If you're new to the concept of using a PC as an Atari peripheral emulator please see this page for more in-depth information. Note that SIO2PC has evolved since that page was written but the basic idea behind it remains the same and lives through this day.
  • You can purchase the DUAL-USB version here, the USB version here, DUal-USB kit version here, and the USB-Kit version here
  • Poor Man's SIO Cable is a substitute to the "getting harder to find and more expensive" SIO cable. Instead of plugs, it employs a specially designed PCB on both ends of an SIO Cable. The PCB looks like an edge connector and is inserted between the two rows of an Atari computer's or an Atari peripheral's SIO port pins. It provides a surprisingly good contact with SIO pins and works just like a regular SIO cable. It also sports a Power On led on each end of the cable. It is less expensive than a regular SIO cable as it does not require expensive molding during manufacturing.

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