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Old 08 February 2005, 14:18   #1
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Roll eyes (sarcastic) What do you think of the Squirrel SCSI? should I sell it or keep it?

I have a Squirrel SCSI and an external SCSI case with a Pionneer CDROM, but since I could use some euros, I am thinking of selling it... never used it, I have no idea how good/bad is it... What do you think? (having in mind my Amiga specs...) Not that I am desperate for money.... U get the meaning!







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Old 08 February 2005, 14:25   #2
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I had a Squirrel for my A1200, it's a nice interface as long as you don't mind losing the use of the PCMCIA port. Quite easy to set up too.
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Old 08 February 2005, 14:33   #3
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I got one and haven't got round to utilizing it since I lack the cd drive I need. Actually I have a drive but I'm trying to get a caddy for it. Or a new drive (since this one is 1x!!!!)
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1x cdrom..... LOL!!!!
talking about ancient stuff!!!
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Old 08 February 2005, 15:02   #5
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My little brother has the Squirrel in his A1200 along with a 2x(!) cd-drive, working well (that's because i set it up for him ).
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Old 08 February 2005, 15:08   #6
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I love it. It's an excellent addition to a desktop Amiga. If you sell it, I may have some friends that may be interested...
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Old 08 February 2005, 15:10   #7
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I think I'll ebay it coupled with the external case.... and all the other hardware that I still have unsold...
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Old 08 February 2005, 18:15   #8
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1x cdrom..... LOL!!!!
talking about ancient stuff!!!
Yah laugh your arse! but it was cheap and an excellent, reliable drive, an Apple CD150:


I could replace the drive inside with another one, but it's cute! The one in ths picture had the internal drive replaced, mine is the original Apple delivered drive
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Old 08 February 2005, 18:28   #9
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I have a spare CD caddy - if you want it, yours for the postage.
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Old 08 February 2005, 20:03   #10
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lloyd: if i can't find one locally, I'll be glad to nab it. Much apreciated! PLease find out how much it would cost to ship it to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and send me the info through PM.
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Old 16 February 2005, 00:37   #11
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I have one of these, it worked very well with my 2x CD-ROM drive and SCSI Zip 100. With the Zip 100, it would treat them just like a hard drive, you could even partition them like a hard drive. I made a floppy that would allow me to boot right to the Zip drive too - really cool because I could have a seperate disk for apps, one for games, etc ...
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...I made a floppy that would allow me to boot right to the Zip drive too - really cool because I could have a seperate disk for apps, one for games, etc ...
you mean 1 for apps, 100 for games
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Old 21 February 2005, 04:49   #13
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Squirrels were great, the first easy way to having a CD-Rom on an A1200, but the PCMCIA bit bottlenecks it so much that faster drives become pretty pointless. But at least it was a proper SCSI solution rather IDE. I had all sorts of crap chained off the end of my Squirrel many years ago, totally reliable and easy to get working. I wouldn't recommend them if you tower your Amiga though, because then you have to have one of those iffy right angle PCMCIA adapters and it can get flaky then.
I don’t use mine at all now but I can't bring myself to sell it, because "You never know....." Mind that goes for most of my Amiga hardware, that's why I've got so much old crap laying about the place!
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