MFM floppy and HD emulator DREM
Guy Sotomayor Jr
ggs at shiresoft.com
Mon Oct 17 12:21:37 CDT 2016
> On Oct 17, 2016, at 9:58 AM, js at cimmeri.com wrote:
> On 10/17/2016 11:18 AM, Peter Cetinski wrote:
>>> On Oct 17, 2016, at 11:58 AM, emanuel stiebler<emu at e-bbes.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> anybody has any experience with that:
>> Yes, I'm currently in the process of getting the DREM working with a Tandy 6000 and Xenix. ...
> About $250? Wish it were half that. Seems like they could sell more than twice as many at half the price, and more than 4 times as many at 1/4th the price.
Really? Come on guys, this stuff costs $$’s to produce and they may actually want to make some profit. If you’re doing small volume stuff (10’s-100’s vs 100,000’s - 1,000,000’s) it’s going to be a bit pricey. Frankly, to get the price to drop to half ($125), you’d probably have to get 10x-100x quantity increase. I know because I face the same thing when trying to produce my boards. Assembly will typically double the cost of the board + components.
I’ll likely be getting at least 3 of them (1 for the IBM 3174 and 2 for my Symbolics 3640 and possible another 2 for my other Symbolics 3640).
TTFN - Guy
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