Padial LPE-MMC-V6
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Description

The LPE-MMC-V6 is an SD interface by Padial that supports two SD cards each up to 2GB. It was sold without case.

The interface was sold €70 alone or €130 with its slot expander (LPE-3SLTEXP-V6).

Another version very similar of the LPE-MMC-V6 was available with 4MB RAM. It is in fact a Memory Mapper cartridge PCB that prolonged this LPE-MMC-V6 board. This version was sold €120

Gallery

Padial LPE-MMC-V6 with its slot expander
Padial LPE-MMC-V6 with 4MB RAM

Minimum Requirements

  • MSX with 64kB RAM when Disk-Rom v1 mode or 128kB when the Disk-Rom v2.20 (Any MSX for the version with 4MB RAM)
  • 1 cartridge slot free

Specifications

  • 1 or 2 SD slot (SD up to 256MB in FAT12 and 2GB in FAT16)
    • FAT 12/16 partitions (FAT16 is supported by patched MSX-DOS2 only)
  • Flash ROM: 512kB
  • 8kB SRAM (to save temporary parameters)
  • Expansion bus (optional)
  • 4MB RAM (optional)
  • Support R800 ROM/DRAM mode on MSX Turbo R and Panasonic MSX2+ turbo mode

Note: Expansion bus can be expanded to 2 slots. It doesn't manage the BUSDIR signal either. It may cause some cartridges to malfunction.

Features

  • Flash Rom can be used for the following features
    • 128kB reserved for its Disk-ROM (Bios, Basic extensions, kernel and internal software)
    • Bootable ROM-Disk up to 384kB
    • MegaFlashRom up to 336kB (RomMappers: ASCII, Konami, Plain Rom up to 48kB with multi-Rom support)

Software

  • Disk-ROM and tools for SD/MMC Readers
    • FLSDMMC.COM - Updating tool
    • EXECROM.COM - Runs the Roms up to 32kB from MSX RAM
    • SDMMCEP.COM - Partition emulation tool to run DSK images
    • SDMMCCP.COM - Change partition tool
    • SDXCHG.COM - Tool to change SD card
    • SDSPEED.COM - SD bench-marking tool
    • CHKSDMMC.COM - SD checking tool
  • LOADROM.COM - ROM loader (Runs the Roms and Megaroms from MSX RAM)
  • Sofarun - File manager with CAS, DSK and ROM loaders included