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 Post subject: disk drive mania ...
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:53 am 
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Since I do not post anywhere else on the web, this seems to be the appropriate place to tell the tale ... people, this is almost too good to be true - but it is: a few weeks ago, I was asked by a friend wether I want to pick up "some old computer stuff" he found in an abandoned building his company was about to demolish. So when I got there, I was delighted to find a CBM 4040 disk drive and a CBM 610 computer. :)

And today, after days of bargaining with its previous owner, I was happy to buy a working 1581 disk drive including the original packaging for €100, quite a bargain! But what really gives me the kicks, at least for today, is this:

3160 blocks free.

hehe ... *finally*, after 23 years, this kid can enjoy thousands of free blocks. Ha! 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:31 am 
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That's a great story and what a great way to begin the new year! And 3160 sure is a hell of a lots of blocks :D

You should get Jiffy Dos for it asap though, it will make the little guy haul some serious a** :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:50 am 
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Nice find and i mean find, wonder how many other treasures await finding. :)

No time to go hunting for treasures today I’m setting up a new home for cbm8bit and friends at zenix5ive's Denver data center.

enjoy the wide open spaces a 1581 can give you. :)

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 Post subject: Re: disk drive mania ...
PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:01 pm 
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Currently that 1581 is running as true drive #9 with my VICE emulator (using opencbm and the ZoomFloppy adapter). Nice ...

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