[Coco] Re: Hard drive success! Now what about CD's...?
puritan_2076 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 11 14:20:54 EDT 2006
> >IT WORKS!!! IT WORKS!!! IT WORKS!!!
> Congratulations! I finally got a hard drive running on my CoCo again
> as well.
> Sure is sweet, isn't it?
Yes, it is!
> And no swapping disks every two minutes! (except when you're copying
> everything onto the HD :)
That didn't take too long. Just a couple of days.
> Cloud-9 sells copies of the RTSI archive on CD for $cheap.
Already have most of it. :/
> They may also have CDs of the maltedmedia archives by now.
Allready have it.
> And Chris Hawks now sells CDman, an ISO-9660 file manager. In other
> words, with this manager, which requires Superdrivers, you can read
> normal CD-ROMS directly with the CoCo.
I thought I could do that with the Superdrivers. What more do CD's need?
> Don't forget, we have perfectly functional tools under OS-9 to deal
> with virtual disk images, as well.
Where can I get those?
> I'm not sure what formats the book collections are in. Probably
> depends on the dealer. A coco can do something with a CD full of
> gifs, but not a CD full of jpegs.
The label says it's in a "searchable format" so I'd assume ASCII or HTML.
> >What about recordable rewritable CD drives?
> My first impluse is to say that a CoCo would be hard-pressed to keep
> up with the data speed demands of a CD burner. OTOH burners have such
> huge buffers built-in these days...
I'll try it and see what happens.
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