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Old 23 December 2009, 17:50   #1
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Price advice for a GVP HD8+

Hi all,

What is the typical price for a GVP HD8+ these days? It's got 4mb fast ram and a 42mb hard drive installed (upgradable to 8mb fast ram and a larger SCSI hard drive can be installed). It also includes the PSU.

This was included with a load of other bits i bought and is not needed as i already have one for my good old A500
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Old 23 December 2009, 21:23   #2
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@Powerpie

as you know, prices are subjective, normally I would not suggest a price as it can upset others including those I am trying to help.

What I will say is whatever valuations you do hear / read try and get as many sources of information as possible.


Now heres rough idea of its worth

last year I bought the A2000 equivilant for £35 (including 8mb ram)
recently a good friend bought the IDE +8MB Ram for the A500 for £45 (including 8mb)

I would be comftable paying £50 (inc uk postage) for this for my A500 (if i needed one)


Hardware Notes -

the GVP HD8+ is a wonderfull card, it off loads the Disk process from the CPU and provides upto 3.5MB a sec transfer (on average 2.6MB with 68k@14mhz )

With the GVP HD8+ you also get access to a SCSI bus, for things like CDROM / SCANNER and if your hard-core-geeky with the linux, even a SCSI network =)


The HD8+ has some issues however,

1. its only 24bit DMA addressing and can only write in the 8mb reserved space
(thisl reduces the maximum read speed when using an 020/030)
2. without the GuruROM update from Ralph Babel its limmited to 2GB of physical disk (i need to tripple check this)
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Old 24 December 2009, 03:55   #3
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Thanks for the info Zetro I think even the limit of 2gb is probably more than enough space for an A500 (if the limit exists on mine?). I may have some more 30-pin simms somewhere so i will probably upgrade it to 8mb fast ram
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Old 26 December 2009, 16:00   #4
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I'd say near 100€ if it had the full 8MB - still worth a bit since it does have a good chunk of (memtest'ed?) RAM, say 50-65€. Harddisk interface RAM can be a mother to find, that's why.
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Old 04 January 2010, 10:45   #5
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And what about a GVP-HC+8 Series II Rev II with 8MB and HD + original Faaast Prep for A2000?
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Old 04 January 2010, 15:23   #6
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And what about a GVP-HC+8 Series II Rev II with 8MB and HD + original Faaast Prep for A2000?
About $50 AUD, what I got for mine. That was 8Mb and no HDD

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Thanks for all the prices guys... I have now put one of my GVP HD8+ units on ebay with a nice low 99p starting bid

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...STRK:MESELX:IT
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FYI if you are doing auctions in the future, not a good idea to have them finish in the middle of the night (i.e. 2:11am) as it dissuades bidders who do manual snipe bidding and leads to an overall lower price.

I personally hunt for UK auctions which end at times like these in order to get a much lower price.
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FYI if you are doing auctions in the future, not a good idea to have them finish in the middle of the night (i.e. 2:11am) as it dissuades bidders who do manual snipe bidding and leads to an overall lower price.

I personally hunt for UK auctions which end at times like these in order to get a much lower price.
To be honest i never bother checking the auction ending times when i list things... they still usually sell for a bit more than i expect anyway

Anyway thanks for the advice and i will probably keep an eye on the ending times when i list more stuff
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In retrospect, I could have really used that nice piece of kit. REALLY. Fuck.
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I have one I'm not using anymore. 4MB and a 4GB HDD (i think). PM me if interested.
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