Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
January 15, 2021, 05:06:23 PM
Home Help Search Login Register
News: retro-link - your friendly all-inclusive retro EVERYTHING community

+  retro-link.com
|-+  Retro Computing
| |-+  Atari
| | |-+  Atari 8 bit computers
| | | |-+  Get an Atari... receive a disk drive...
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Get an Atari... receive a disk drive...  (Read 4196 times)
RobertB
Founding Member
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2551



View Profile WWW
« on: May 18, 2010, 07:55:51 AM »

     Oooo, the pressure is on!  Duncan M., repair tech for The Other Group of Amigoids, has offered to give me an Atari dual-disk drive, if I get an Atari 8-bit computer (600, 800, 65, or 130 series).  The catch is he has made the same offer to another would-be user.  Whoever is first to get the Atari computer wins that disk drive.
     To tempt me to get such a computer, he says that at AtariAge, there is a thread on a 512k memory expansion for Atari 8-bits that is available to buy now.

                 Truly,
                 Robert Bernardo
                 Fresno Commodore User Group
                 http://videocam.net.au/fcug
                 July 24-25 Commodore Vegas Expo 2010 - http://www.commodore.ca/forum
                 and click on ComVEX
Logged
Rorshach
Administrator
Sr. Member
*****
Posts: 379



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2010, 06:15:10 PM »

I know its a bit late Robert but I hope you got that one.  You could try bravo sierra computers, not the cheapest  but honest for a computer.  Btw, what drive is it?  a Rana 1000? or the rather rare 815 drive?
Logged
RobertB
Founding Member
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2551



View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2010, 05:51:03 AM »

I know its a bit late Robert but I hope you got that one.
     No, I didn't.
Quote
You could try bravo sierra computers, not the cheapest  but honest for a computer.
     I've seen them at the Classic Gaming Expo.
Quote
Btw, what drive is it?  a Rana 1000? or the rather rare 815 drive?
     It was the latter... and the other user got the Atari before me and thus got the drive.

              Writing from England,
              Robert Bernardo
              Fresno Commodore User Group
              http://videocam.net.au/fcug
              July 24-25 Commodore Vegas Expo 2010 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
Logged
Rorshach
Administrator
Sr. Member
*****
Posts: 379



View Profile
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2010, 08:05:52 PM »

At least someone got it though it would have been fun if you got it.  How much did they pay for the 815 if you know.  Last time I ran across one was in the late 80's about '88 or '89.  It was owned then by an infamous bbs sysop who had paid $5000 for the rights to the Oasis junior bbs program or so he claimed only to bury it and not even run the software.  He also claimed the drive was worth $5000 at the time and made several attempts to sell it at that price only to receive not one offer on it.  But I digress it is an interesting drive.  The atari systems both 8bit and the ST range did have some good third party drives made for them over the years including the Rana-1000 I mentioned and the Indus GT which had an Atari 8bit variant in addition to the Commodore version.
Logged
RobertB
Founding Member
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2551



View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 10:15:29 AM »

At least someone got it though it would have been fun if you got it.  How much did they pay for the 815 if you know.
     It was given to him for free.

           Temporarily back from CommVEx,
           Robert Bernardo
           Fresno Commodore User Group
           http://videocam.net.au/fcug
           The Other Group of Amigoids
           http://www.calweb.com/~rabel1/
           Southern California Commodore & Amiga Network
           http://www.sccaners.org
Logged
Rorshach
Administrator
Sr. Member
*****
Posts: 379



View Profile
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 08:44:16 PM »

I hope that guy who got the 815 did not put it up on ebay. Finding one of those at all is a huge thing, free is like being given keys to the grid free of clu & the mcp.
Logged
RobertB
Founding Member
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2551



View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 10:39:38 AM »

I hope that guy who got the 815 did not put it up on ebay.
     The recipient of the drive, Randy Abel, the leader of The Other Group of Amigoids, would never put it up on eBay.

          Truly,
          Robert Bernardo
          Fresno Commodore User Group
          http://videocam.net.au/fcug
          July 23-24 Commodore Vegas Expo 2011 - http://www.portcommodore.com/commvex
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines web space for free online dating site hosting Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!