[BBC-Micro] Sideways Ram for BBC B

Michael Firth mfirth at firths.org
Wed Oct 13 20:30:04 BST 2010


It depends whether you want to expend money or effort.

As Andrew suggested, if you don't mind spending quite a lot of money, then a 
Retroclinic DataCentre is a flexible option. If you feel you can't afford 
that then the Retroclinic (or alternative) IDE / CF card interfaces are a 
cheaper option.

If you don't mind making up a complicated cable, and have a PC reasonably 
close to your Beeb, then the John Kortink "65link" software is pretty good, 
and is free.

Otherwise, you're down to serial transfer, provided you have a cable, or 
finding a PC with a 5.25" floppy drive, and using Omniflop or similar to 
write to BBC floppies.

Regards

Michael

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From: "matthew rose " <matthewcarlrose at hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:49 PM
To: <bbc-micro at lists.cloud9.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [BBC-Micro] Sideways Ram for BBC B

> I contacted the seller, he is relisting in a few days, I might go for one 
> of them.
>
> Any tips on getting rom images to the beeb, I used xfer many years back 
> right from the beta release but from what I remember only usefull for 
> files with the .inf description included - roms would be transfered as 
> text ....not good.
> Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Haysman <jumbos.bazzar at btopenworld.com>
> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:14:01
> To: <bbc-micro at lists.cloud9.co.uk>
> Subject: Re: [BBC-Micro] Sideways Ram for BBC B
>
>> Andrew Livens wrote:
>>> In my day 128k/16k was 8 banks of SWR ....... or has inflation run riot
>>> on memory chips ?
>>
>
> As for the 8 SWR board, it's a nice idea, only things I would have 
> designed
> differently is
>
> 1) It takes up 2 ROM slots, so you can only have 2 ROMs in a standard
> machine, unless you mod the free sockets for 27256/512s.
> .......Or put it in the OS slot and piggy the OS, probably with Basic in a
> 27256 (a'la B+), leaving 8 SWRs and 4 free ROM slots with Basic already in
> place - does anyone use a machine with Basic?
> ......Or, make it take up the length of the 4 slots, and put 2 27512
> compatable slots on the board.
> 2) Why have the huge AA battery pack for a low power CMOS RAM? I'd have 
> put
> a small coin cell (or rechargable) on the main board.
>
> Mark.
>
>
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