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The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation, and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family. The first ST model, the 520ST, was released in June 1985. “ST” officially stands for “Sixteen/Thirty-two”, which referred to the Motorola 68000’s 16-bit external bus and 32-bit internals. The Atari ST is the first personal computer to come with a bit-mapped color GUI, using a version of Digital Research’s GEM released in February 1985. The 1040ST, released in 1986, is the first personal computer to ship with a megabyte of RAM in the base configuration, and also the first with a cost-per-kilobyte of less than USD$1.

The Atari ST is part of the 16/32 bit generation of home computers, based on the Motorola 68000 CPU, typically with 512 KB of RAM or more, a graphical user interface, and 3½” microfloppy disks as storage. It was similar to the Apple Macintosh, and its simple design allowed the ST to precede the Commodore Amiga’s commercial release by almost two months. The ST was primarily a competitor to the Macintosh, Amiga, and in certain markets the Acorn Archimedes. Where the Amiga has a graphics accelerator and sample-based synthesis based sound, the ST has a simple frame buffer and a 3 voice synthesizer chip, but with a slightly faster CPU and a high-resolution monochrome display mode ideal for business and CAD. In some markets, particularly Germany, the machine gained a strong foothold as a small business machine for CAD and Desktop publishing work.

Thanks to its built-in MIDI, the ST enjoyed success for running music-sequencer software and as a controller of musical instruments among both amateurs and well-known musicians. The ST was later superseded by the Atari STE, Atari TT, Atari MEGA STE and Falcon computers.

This is the collection of original hardware. None of this collection is for sale. If you have an item which is not on the list, please contact me and maybe we can trade. Donations are welcome too 🙂

ITEM COMPANY PACKAGING
1040STE PAL Atari loose
1040STF PAL Atari boxed
1040STFM PAL Atari loose
3.5 Disk-drive Atin loose
3.5 Disk-drive Cumana loose
3.5 Disk-drive Unknown loose
5.25 Disk-drive Unknown loose
5.25 Disk-drive Trynology loose
520ST   PAL Atari loose
AHW-44 Wechselplatte (Syquest) FSE Computer loose
Arcade Joystick 1 firebutton STC loose
Arcade Joystick 2 firebuttons STC loose
Audio Recording Module for Notator Logic Emagic Boxed
Beetle Mouse New Idea Boxed
External SCSI Harddisk Phertron loose
External SCSI Harddisk Unknown loose
External SCSI Harddisk Unknown loose
Notator Logic Emagic boxed
Mega 1 PAL Atari loose
Mega ST2 PAL Atari loose
Mega/STE PAL Atari loose
Megafile 30 Atari loose
Megafile 60 Atari loose
MO4 (4 Midi Outputs) Soundpool loose
Multiface ST Rom. Robot loose
SC1224 Monitor Atari loose
SF354 Disk-drive Atari loose
SM124 Monitor Atari loose
SM124 Monitor different logo Atari loose
SM125 Monitor Atari loose
SM144 Monitor Atari loose
Soundtrack ACN loose
STM1 Mouse Atari loose
SX212 Modem Atari boxed
Videomaster Microdeal loose
Vidi ST Rombo loose