[sebhc] Thinking building USB for H-89 -- ?
jack.rubin at ameritech.net
Fri Mar 17 17:18:09 CST 2006
I think cheap, reliable solid-state storage would make a lot of vintage
computer users very happy!
I've got a GIDE kit on the shelf to install (someday) into an H8 or H89
with the goal of IDE -> Compact Flash storage. A USB bit-banged serial
emulation of a disk drive would probably be pretty slow but it might be
useful. Right now, I'm happy with Eric's SVD but that means having a
disk controller card and captive PC for primary storage.
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> [mailto:sebhc-bounces at sebhc.org] On Behalf Of Mark Garlanger
> Sent: Friday, March 17, 2006 3:25 PM
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> Subject: Re: [sebhc] Thinking building USB for H-89 -- ?
> That would be interesting, but what type of devices are you
> planning on connect? Will the H89 even be able to support the
> USB 1.1 speeds of 12 Mbps? If the USB will be able to support
> a flash drive and have it act as a harddrive, I would be
> extremely interested in getting one. Even the smallest flash
> drives are 64 MB - more than 5x the size of the H67. And it
> would have solid-state reliability instead of relying on
> mechanical parts that have limited life. I wouldn't be able
> to help much on the hardware side, but should be able to help
> on the software side.
> On 3/17/06, bill malcolm <wm65805 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi -- All - I have been thinking of building USB for various old 8
> > bit machines. It is much easer than you might think. There is
> > available a Rom like unit that can be plugged into a
> Rom/Prom Socket.
> > The cost is only about $25.00.
> > Any interest?
> > bill ..
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