Yamaha SRE-01
This page was last modified 08:43, 21 December 2017 by Rderooy. Based on work by Mars2000you and Gdx and others.

Description

The module SRE-01 is an expansion of 32kB RAM combined with an MSX cartridge slot. This module was manufactured and sold by Yamaha. Product name is 32K RAM/Expansion Slot Unit.

It is only for a Yamaha or derivative computer (Victor, Sakhr) with 60 pin expansion slot.

On one side you have the 60 pin connector, on the other side an Expansion Slot Unit with a normal MSX 50 pin connector.

The RAM is placed in banks 2 and 3 (&H0000~&H7FFF). As such it is only useful to upgrade a 32kB MSX to 64kB. However the systems base memory and the expansion will be in different slots which can cause compatibility problems with some software that blindly assumes all memory to be in a single slot.

As such it is probably better to buy either a 64kB RAM expansion or a Memory Mapper cartridge that initializes its pages itself at start up.

Official price was ¥12,800

Gallery

Yamaha SRE-01
Yamaha SRE-01 inside

Link

Yamaha SRE-01 Service Manual