Jerome H. Fine
jhfinedp3k at compsys.to
Wed Feb 27 21:58:24 CST 2008
>Chuck Guzis wrote:
>Nowadays, if I need a few hundred megabytes of temporary offline
>storage, I use a USB flash drive. In the 1GB size, particularly at
>clearance prices, they offer a fairly good bang for the buck.
Jerome Fine replies:
This is already off-topic, but might be very helpful.
My son just showed me a 2" x 2" board that holds the USB
flash card. The card has a 40 pin IDE interface and a power
connector for a 3 1/2" floppy drive. The cable to an IDE
hard disk drive was switched to the board. Both the card
and the 1 GB flash memory were $ US 10 each with the flash
card having a 2 year warranty. There is also a much
faster 2 GB flash card with a 5 year warranty at $ US 40.
I think that these were volume prices. Does anyone want
a few cards and flash memories?
Can anyone produce a Qbus interface version of the board?
Does my question makes it on-topic?
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