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Date: 2001-06 atari800xl.org comp.sys.atari.8bit
Supra hard drives for the 8-bit  
 
1.  Anthony Iannone  
 More options Jun 1 2001, 4:30 pm
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From: Anthony Iannone <aiann@nis.net> -
Date: Fri, 01 Jun 2001 02:30:54 -0500
Local: Fri, Jun 1 2001 4:30 pm
Subject: Re: Supra hard drives for the 8-bit
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$60 for a SCSI Hard Drive interface that will work on my 800XL?

SIO or PBI?

I seem to remember that an EPROM had to be burned with the drive
specifications (Heads, cylinders, etc...)... am I imagining this?

What DOS's are supported? Maximum number of partitions? Support for more
than 8/9 active partitions?

Because I accidentally sold my old Adaptec 4000 with my old Volkswagen,
can anyone name some readily available SCSI drives that do 256byte
sectors? Could I use a 512byte sector drive and only use half the
capacity of the drive?

Thanks!

-Anthony


 
 
2.  William Moeller  
 More options Jun 2 2001, 4:50 am
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From: a@freenet.hamilton.on.ca (William Moeller) -
Date: 1 Jun 2001 19:39:42 GMT
Local: Sat, Jun 2 2001 4:39 am
Subject: Re: Supra hard drives for the 8-bit
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Anthony Iannone (aiann@nis.net) wrote:

: $60 for a SCSI Hard Drive interface that will work on my 800XL?

: SIO or PBI?

: I seem to remember that an EPROM had to be burned with the drive
: specifications (Heads, cylinders, etc...)... am I imagining this?

: What DOS's are supported? Maximum number of partitions? Support for more
: than 8/9 active partitions?

: Because I accidentally sold my old Adaptec 4000 with my old Volkswagen,
: can anyone name some readily available SCSI drives that do 256byte
: sectors? Could I use a 512byte sector drive and only use half the
: capacity of the drive?

: Thanks!

: -Anthony

If you are interested, I have ONE Adaptec 4000a for sale, for $30 US funds
shipped to the USA. Send email if interested.


 
Van Halen demo  
 
1.  ilaskey  
 More options Jun 1 2001, 5:56 pm
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From: ilas@cix.compulink.co.uk -
Date: 1 Jun 2001 08:56:16 GMT
Local: Fri, Jun 1 2001 5:56 pm
Subject: Re: Van Halen demo
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In article <glmdhtor6cqv1a2fpttocj0dpo7g4j9@4ax.com>,

lasho@netcom.nospam.com (Steven Lashower) wrote:
> I remember downloading it with my trusty 1200 baud Prometheus
> Pro-Modem.  Took quite a long time... I think it was 128 sectors or
> therebouts.  I probably still have it on floppy somewhere.

> The demo was pretty simple... It played back a 16K 4-bit sample using

Was it really that clever? I used to have a sampling cartridge produced by
2bit systems in the UK and made lots of audio samples both for use in
games and just because I could <grin>. Was such stuff not common
elsewhere? Was this demo exceptionally long or something?

Iain


 
 
2.  Mo  
 More options Jun 2 2001, 3:14 pm
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From: "Mo" <mygra@swbell.net> -
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2001 01:38:09 -0700
Local: Sat, Jun 2 2001 5:38 pm
Subject: Re: Van Halen demo
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I've had for a while the Parrot audio sampler for my atari 800. It's like a
single paddle controller used to adjust gain and it has a mini 1/8 jack to
plug in a mike or a tape deck. There were probably many of these kinds of
samplers made by different people.
Mo

ilas@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote in message

<9f7lbg$ef@plutonium.compulink.co.uk>...


 
 
3.  Andreas Magenheimer  
 More options Jun 9 2001, 2:40 am
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From: Andreas Magenheimer <magea@mail.uni-mainz.de> -
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 19:40:28 +0200
Local: Sat, Jun 9 2001 2:40 am
Subject: Re: Van Halen demo
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Well,
at that time (1982-1984) it was really clever. Not many people knew how
to sample something on an Atari (nor on an IBM!). And how many sound
samples were around at that time - not many, I believe. Maybe
Ghostbusters, E.T., Whomper stomper and a few more titles. Only a few
Atarians had sampling systems at that early time...
-Andreas

P.S.: On the other hand, sampling was an easy thing in later years.
Quite many sampling systems (home made and commercial) were around. Most
were 2Bit sampling systems - and I am not pretty sure if the Van Halen
demo was/is really 4Bit or also just 2Bit...

ilas@cix.compulink.co.uk schrieb:


 
 
4.  ANDERS SKELANDER  
 More options Jun 9 2001, 5:00 am
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From: "ANDERS SKELANDER" <anders.skelan@swipnet.se> -
Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2001 22:02:10 +0200
Local: Sat, Jun 9 2001 5:02 am
Subject: Re: Van Halen demo
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> at that time (1982-1984) it was really clever. Not many people knew how
> to sample something on an Atari ...
> ...

That is true. I remember how friends interested in home computing came to
see me just to hear my Atari play the sequence of Van Halen's "You really
got me" song. (The song was originally made by the Kinks, right?)

> ... And how many sound samples were around at that time - not many, I
> believe. Maybe Ghostbusters, E.T., Whomper stomper and a few more
> titles. Only a few Atarians had sampling systems at that early time...

Add to that list the fantastic synthesized speech in the 16 KB Berzerk
cartridge. (Or is it 8 KB?)

Anders


 
 
5.  ilaskey  
 More options Jun 11 2001, 7:48 pm
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From: ilas@cix.compulink.co.uk -
Date: 11 Jun 2001 10:48:10 GMT
Local: Mon, Jun 11 2001 7:48 pm
Subject: Re: Van Halen demo
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In article <3B210E0C.60AD5@mail.uni-mainz.de>,

magea@mail.uni-mainz.de (Andreas Magenheimer) wrote:
> Well,
> at that time (1982-1984) it was really clever.

ISTR there were projects published that allowed you to sample via the
paddle ports around that time.

Iain


 
 
6.  Bruno Mussard  
 More options Jun 2 2001, 7:01 am
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From: Bruno Mussard <bruno.muss@wanadoo.fr> -
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 00:10:04 +0200
Local: Sat, Jun 2 2001 7:10 am
Subject: Re: Van Halen demo
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Hi Bob,

I live in France and when I was a teenager I owned an Atari 800XL + 1050
with the "floppy disk" of Van Halen's song. That was multimedia !

Now I am 31 and I have bought a second hand Atari 800XL for my children...

Regards

Bruno

Bob Ryan a écrit :


 
Van Halen demo -where to get it  
 
7.  Curt Vendel  
 More options Jun 2 2001, 2:38 pm
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From: Curt Vendel <c@atari-history.com> -
Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2001 01:42:39 -0400
Local: Sat, Jun 2 2001 2:42 pm
Subject: Re: Van Halen demo -where to get it
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B&C has it on their public domain disks that they sell, I have a copy of it in
my archives, amazing what was done so long ago:  

Curt


 
Van Halen demo  
 
8.  Andreas Magenheimer  
 More options Jun 9 2001, 2:30 am
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From: Andreas Magenheimer <magea@mail.uni-mainz.de> -
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2001 19:30:55 +0200
Local: Sat, Jun 9 2001 2:30 am
Subject: Re: Van Halen demo
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Hmmm ?!?
I think it is/was a 2Bit sample, just 16kbytes short. But the Sample
"You really got me" - wasn`t that from the KINKS ???  -Andreas

P.S. The same KINKS that sung LOLA (lalalalalola...)

Bob Ryan schrieb:


 

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