Datex floppy drive emulator - flash based replacement for magnetic media

Doc doc at vaxen.net
Wed May 6 18:18:42 CDT 2009


Dave McGuire wrote:
> On May 6, 2009, at 6:54 PM, Keith wrote:
>>> http://www.datexdsm.com/emulator/docs/DTX200en.html
>>> with a review here:
>>> http://www.storagenewsletter.com/news/disk/datastorage-floppy-disk-drive-emulator-datex 
>>>
>>
>> <SNIP>
>>
>>> and at only 450 euro each if you buy 2 or more am not likely to find 
>>> out in a hurry).
>>
>> Eeesh.
>>
>> Price of the DTX200 is €800 for the fist connection to a PC, and then 
>> €450.
>> The following options are sold between €100 and €350:
>>
>>     * multi-frequency
>>     * multi-capacity
>>     * up to 10 diskettes on the same CF card with addressing
>>     * up to 64 diskettes on the same CF card with addressing
>>
>>
>> Does anyone else think this is highway robbery?
>>
>> Jeez.
> 
>   It sounds to me like the suits are trying to recoup their entire 
> development cost in the first few sales.

    And how much did your Z80 thermal bug sell for?

   For whatever it's worth, NO, I DON'T think that's robbery, if it does 
what they claim.  A very low-volume item - which this is - has to have a 
very high mark-up, and I don't see "North Pole" anywhere in these guys' 
address.


 	Doc


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