Gotek drives are getting popular. It’s just floppy drives emulators used in vintage computers, ideal for instruments that use floppy disk or even legacy industrial computers. Of course, retro computers.
In fact, we recently installed a Gotek in our new Amiga 500!
But regarding the Amstrad CPC, exists a gadget that Greek enthusiast ikonsgr has built thanks to his electronics knowledge and love to retrocomputing stuff and is promised to be a better solution than the Gotek.
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A workmate has an Amiga 2000 on his work desktop, with the original Commodore 1084S CRT monitor.
We work in a University in the Faculty of Computer Science, so having an Amiga 2000 in the main desktop makes sense. (In fact, I have a running 2008 iMac in the desktop).
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I think that I’m not alone: How many of you have, at some point of your life, got rid of retro stuff that now you are regretting every day? I did.
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As I said in my previous post, I’m a PC guy. So during the time I’ve been collecting retro stuff on the PC architecture. In the laptop chapter, I have four vintage laptops. The problem is that in two of them the LCD one day, randomly, appeared cracked. How in the hell can a LCD be cracked if the laptop has been stored and never touched? Have the LCDs “expiration date”?
In the other case (the oldest one) the LCD is fine, but the Plasma fluorescent backlight is burned. Why? One day it works, the other day (some years ago) it won’t turn on again. Ageing is not good, even for ourselves 😀
Let’s see them:
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I’m about to turn 40, so without knowing it, I’m through a midlife crisis. Or not. But any excuse is good to get some retro stuff!
Continue reading “Welcome home A500 and CPC464”