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Old 12 May 2017, 17:30   #5461
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A whole 213Mb, wonder how much this cost in 1988?
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Old 12 May 2017, 18:15   #5462
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wonder how much this cost in 1988?
I don't think that drive is from 1988, it's probably later.
Anyway, in this archived mag from 1991 I found, it says it costed $777!



$3.64 per MB, compare to $0.000005 per MB on a Sandisk 2GB USB stick!!
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Old 12 May 2017, 18:21   #5463
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$777! I just paid £29 ($37) for it - so $0.17 per MB 26 years on
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Old 12 May 2017, 20:18   #5464
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Still more expensive than modern storage solutions :P
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Old 12 May 2017, 21:01   #5465
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Old 16 May 2017, 16:49   #5466
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The sticker on it says 1988, normally I'd be inclined to believe it, but I was actually doing research today on hdd sizes through the years in order to find period correct HDDs for my retro PC builds and I can say with confidence that 210MB HDDs became mainstream around 1992/93, 1988 we would probably be talking about 20MB with largest HDDs being 40MB..

Besides, I should know. I had the EXACT same drive in my 486 DX33 bought in 1993.
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Old 16 May 2017, 16:57   #5467
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I finally took the plunge and bought a Gotek device!
Yesterday all pieces of the puzzle arrived and the drive is flashed and ready to be used in an Amiga with Cortex firmware until I get the HxC bootloader

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Old 18 May 2017, 15:06   #5469
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Just ordered KS 3.1 for one of my A1200 from Amigakit
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A vintage wireless Amiga mouse.
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Old 25 May 2017, 18:58   #5473
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X-Surf 100 with USB module.
SCSI->SATA bridge. (Already had an SSD for it.)

And then my recapped 4000 PSU was dead... no good deed goes unpunished it seems - another roundtrip to the chipdoctor.
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This, for my tower mod.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Commodore-Amig...%257Ciid%253A1
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Went on holiday, got up at 5am for the local booties - Could see the resellers though, acting like vulchers

Got to be fast to get anything good and we were, all going towards our collection!



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Which boot sale was this Neil - went to local one yesterday (Warlingham) and there was nothing (did get a Doctor Who Wii remote for Little Hav and a pair of powerline adaptors thought for £1 each)?

Or did yo beat me to it...
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Which boot sale was this Neil - went to local one yesterday (Warlingham) and there was nothing (did get a Doctor Who Wii remote for Little Hav and a pair of powerline adaptors thought for £1 each)?

Or did yo beat me to it...
Some Bank Holiday booty outside Tonbridge
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I was at a retro fair the previous weekend and I found out that a GBA Micro is ruddy rare and expensive, and Shadow of the Beast III(3) is $tupid expensive (2500NOK).
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Very pleased: got a Mega Drive (hope that's not a dirty word around here...) plus 5 games (2 Toejam And Earl games, Puggsy, Lemmings and Sonic) plus 2 controllers for only £20 from a local charity shop! Apparently it had only been in the shop for about 10 minutes and the staff were taking bets about how long it'd be in for.

Tried it at home with an rf cable I had (it didn't come with its own) and it works fine, though the picture quality is rubbish - hoping a scart cable will improve that. Also, the mains adapter will need replacing ASAP as it looks seriously dodgy, but overall really pleased, especially at that price!
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