VDrive ZX or QL?

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Re: VDrive ZX or QL?

Postby Chr$ » Thu May 21, 2020 4:41 pm

Ruptor wrote:Thanks for the info. At the moment I have two working MDVs in a dead QL & a Spectrum 48K with no easy method of saving files that it badly needs. If I fix the QL an MDV will get removed anyway for an SD card slot so it would be an ideal swap out. Anyway I thought everybody here was in to tinkering and I am joining in. :lol:

I can flog you a working ZX MD unit! e.g. I have one that works fine in every way, until you fit the top housing, then it fails to be recognised. It must be something pressing down where it shouldn't, I didn't look further. You have the IF2 already?


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Re: VDrive ZX or QL?

Postby Ruptor » Thu May 21, 2020 5:09 pm

Chr$ wrote:You have the IF2 already?
Oh what a dipstick when I read an MDV can be plugged in to the Spectrum interface 1 I assumed it was on the board as an edge connector like of the QL so that idea is out the window. :roll: You could sell it on EBay for £30 if you don't want it. :)


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Re: VDrive ZX or QL?

Postby Chr$ » Thu May 21, 2020 6:11 pm

Ruptor wrote:
Chr$ wrote:You have the IF2 already?
Oh what a dipstick when I read an MDV can be plugged in to the Spectrum interface 1 I assumed it was on the board as an edge connector like of the QL so that idea is out the window. :roll: You could sell it on EBay for £30 if you don't want it. :)

I did wonder about that! Yes, you'll definitely need an IF1 - they tend to be more expensive (I've sold a couple fully working for around £60 each).

Back to the drawing board then. If you want to save Spectrum stuff you may as well get an SD card device like a DivMMC.


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Original QL's: many (plus quite a bit of other old stuff and 170+ original software titles)
Custom XT cased QL system with Gold Card, Qimi mouse, Hermes and MFM HDD
QXLII card installed in a PC
Q40 and Q68 also present

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