[Coco] SVD on Ebay
jet.pack at ymail.com
Thu Jan 8 22:03:45 EST 2009
yeah - i just thought it would be cool - if we had some sort of solid state floppy with removeable storage, one in the pc/mac - one in the coco - error free images - of course coconet looks good too :)
From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 8, 2009 8:53:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Coco] SVD on Ebay
On Thursday 08 January 2009, John Eric wrote:
>Yes, I had noticed this guys auctions and almost considered buying one, but
> I got to thinking that the SVD circuitry could be modified so as to see
> some sort of flash card as a floppy, and so that's what I have been
> thinking of emailing the svd designer to ask if he has considered. I know
> we can use CF cards as hard drives with Mark M's Interface, but I think it
> would be neat to have a CF that looked to a floppy controller as if it were
> a floppy drive. Then plain old unmodified disk basic could handle it.
Have you considered that the smallest CF card one can buy today (256 megs)
will hold about 300 720k dsdd floppy images? One would have to have some
sort of a selector switch on it to select the image to be accessed.
OTOH, it would seem to be a somewhat smaller solution to storing a few hundred
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