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Old 16 April 2003, 15:00   #1
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buying a hard drive

can anyone help me (sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum)

Im after a hard drive for my amiga 500 (with 1meg ram). there seem to be some on ebay, but is it as simple as buying one and connecting it to the machine? is there anything i should look out for?

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Old 16 April 2003, 16:40   #2
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Most of the A500 HD interfaces out there also have the ability to add more RAM to the system, this is nice

Some are combination interfaces in that they also have a CPU excellerator as well like the GVP A530 Turbo units plus RAM expansion and the HD. These are the best if you have the money to budget this type of expansion. Otherwise there are a number of cheaper solutions with just the HD and/or RAM expansion combo.

Most of these units are very easy to connect, you remover the cover on the left hand side of the A500 to expose the expansion connector then slide the HD unit into the slot and there you have it. Also most of these expansion units come with their own power pack/supply that needs to be connected to the back of the HD expansion unit as well
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Old 17 April 2003, 14:42   #3
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many thanks for your reply jmmijo. so basically i can just buy one from ebay and connect it to my A500?

what is a reasonable price, because they seem to vary greatly

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Old 17 April 2003, 17:48   #4
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How much, well that depends on how large your budget is and what kind of expansion unit you want to get.

I remember the new GVP A530 Turbo units would go well over a $1000 if you maxed out the ram and the largest HD available at the time.

Perhaps others have a better idea of the pricing on these now a days
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Its usually many multiples of what the A500's themselves go for on ebay (in the USA anyway).
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