Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

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Navigation on the web found this project: a virtual drive for the Apple //c, that uses a USB as storage. Anybody can tell me more about it? impressions, comments?
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Javster

http://www.spvhd.org/

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

When he gets it done and fully working it might be beautiful. It doesn't need the clock, as a NoSlot Clock will do the same job (I think).

While I understand emulating the look of a //c drive, my personal preference would have been if he had made it the smallest package possible, a hard plug that goes into the Smartport, and has a receptacle for the USB drive.

$90 euros for the finished deal. Probably worth it. Again, how much cheaper would it be having skipped the clock and the elaborate housing? Maybe for version 2.0...

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

I agree, Mutant Pie. If it could be a pass trough device on the back would be better, maybe something like the video adapter, as you just plug it and forget it.Still very interesting.
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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

Unless Rich Dreher comes up with a CFFA for the IIc, this is the unit I plan on getting when I have the funds available. Smile

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

gsmcten wrote:

Unless Rich Dreher comes up with a CFFA for the IIc, this is the unit I plan on getting when I have the funds available. Smile

I agree Steve. I don't see Rich doing something for the IIc so I'll just wait to get this when I can. I do like the CFFA3000 and hopefully the SPVHD will be as good as the CFFA3000.

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

Any updates on this? Looks promising.

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

I have one on order. Smile

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

Good deal! Let me know how well it works once you get it in. Mac

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

Jegs,

I don't expect it until sometime in the summer, so it may be a while. Smile

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

In the mean time - you can use the serial version now.
http://adtpro.sourceforge.net/vdrive.html

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

Whew!

The only reason I'm bringing up this thread again
is to let everyone know that Cedric has finally
shipped my drive for the IIc.
It should be here just before Christmas.

HoHoHo!!!
Merry Christmas!

Steven Smile

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

You will enjoy it Steven, believe me... Smile

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

IT'S HERE!!!

Now I have to sit down and play with it. Smile

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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

you can use this 32 MB image for your USB disk, courtesy of Craig MX:
http://www.apple-2.com/vintage-dl/smartporthd.zip
Let us know!
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Re: Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for Apple IIc

Javster,

I've got it.

Thanks! Smile

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