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Your recent acquisitions, or what retro have you bought lately?

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. MUTMAN

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    I took a look at the DOM approach, and also the CF to IDE approach too, the prices are a bit weird on both fronts, best i could find a used 2.5" 44pin ide DOM 16gb for about $30 from the UK. CF card and adapter prices were also kinda silly.

    So I'm going to go with my sata-ide approach, and the cost is kinda better since its all new hardware. I can get these for $20 (2x $16 each):
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    and then I can get 120gb ssd's for $28
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    I've ordered two of the adapters, and Ill get the SSDs later whenever i need them, those are cheap and plentiful. It works out good since i'm sort of stuck behind my IDE controller, my Cab runs chinese win2k, it doesnt have sata support :lol: I looked into a while ago upgrading the ose to xp to support sata, but everything was way to customized for me to go that route (plus i dont want to push a wrong hz to the monitor / other damage by fiddling with locked down OS configs)

    Once the adapter arrives, I'll slap a cheap ssd on it and image to it and let you know how it goes as a solution, but price wise $50 per conversion (decent storage and adapter) is okay in my books as long as its stable.
     
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  3. Pierre32

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    These SSDs are still available too if you want to further reduce conversion cost. They've got some miles on them though.

     
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    Mitsubishi Diamond Digital DV177, nabbed for $30 from FB this morning. 1280x1024, VGA, DVI and overall a very nice design. Chuffed with this! Should be a great pairing with the RGBtoHDMI.

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  5. adz

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    Decent SD and DDR RAM haul, with a lot of Legend PC133 256MB sticks and quite a few PC133 512MB sticks :thumbup:

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    Also scored these beauties :leet:

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    Always love free stuff, even better when it's of this calibre :D
     
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    Those radios are gorgeous!
     
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  7. MUTMAN

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    Mint !

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  8. Vanne

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    Breaker breaker rubber duck!!! :)

    They look great.. crystal based I think, I had a very similar set when I was a kid.

    "Go the breaker!" ;)

    Man that brings back some ham radio/CB memories....
     
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  9. self_slaughter

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    My poor old CRT TV started making quiet little Atari 2600 racing game sorts of noises when I turned it on a while back, so I turned it off before it proper blew up and tonight I went and picked up a different toy to play with in the meantime. Will be perfect for the Dreamcast, and hopefully the Mister won't look too terrible on it.

    At 22" it's still a bit of a monster, but surprisingly shallow, so certainly a lot more manageable to move around.

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  10. qwertylesh

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    cudos on the banana for scale.
     
  11. ThunderbirdMoz

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    I forgot how beautiful beige lcds were. By the time I got my first lcd monitor they had turned black but still 4:3 which digital cameras were too.

    That looks the same as the monitor I once had but mine was 17". The picture quality is really great.
     
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    Sadly someone had left batteries in them, fortunately, they use a 8 x AA holder with a 9V connector (forgot the technical name), they were subjected to a bath of bicarb and water before being subjected to a bath of vinegar to remove the corrosion. The inside of the battery compartment was then given a solid blast out with CRC component cleaner. If the vinegar bath is not successful, I can always just buy new battery holders. Can't wait to fire them up.
     
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  13. qwertylesh

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    My SSDs and IDE>Sata adapters arrived, and today I spent time cloning my IDE drive across. For some reason no matter the controller mode I could not get my Live environment (acronis) to pickup the PATA drive. (using any onboard IDE controller)
    In the end (after trying on 3 different IDE/SATA computers) I had to use a IDE to USB adapter to clone off of it.
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    Since I have it like this, i'm also making a new TIB backup (pictured above - being written to the red USB stick in the photo), the original Acronis Tib I made from the old partially bad smart data 80gb 40gb IDE disk I got off ebay doesnt contain all of the additional improvements I made to the image in contrast to this 320gb ide drive. (i originally cloned that disk to this one, and also made a backup file)
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    original 3k-in-1 image.

    The new one will have the Dashboard artwork I made, the menu music, the additional mame engine and games I integrated (columns 3 / sonic 1 & 2, etc )

    Moment of truth will be soon :leet:
    1- ensure the 320 still boots the chinese win2k (no writes back to it while cloning)
    2- test the SSD clone using the adapter to boot off the games family P4 ide only motherboard.
     
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    If it works (and proves reliable long term), it also means Ill no longer need to hold onto these older ide disks either:
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    The yellow outline is the original that came with my unit before i restored it.
    the blue outline is the semi-bad smart data disk i got from ebay with the unique extra games image.

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    edit: it was a success

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    my Hyperthreaded Pentium 4 now runs an SSD sata on Windows 2k :lol:


    edit2:

    and for the sake of extreme redundancy-
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    I have the image backed up on my PC and on USB key.
    Plus I have a second SSD im restoring the clone image to now:
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    Not bad for 80 bucks.
     
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    received my Japanese snes today.

    Now I realize the only ones I don't have for Nintendo are the JP N64 box or the Famicom (I have both, but only loose)
     
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    Sweet!!!! Not going there mate.. ;)
     
  17. MUTMAN

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    Rescued this from the bin during a recent office relocation

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    it's funny to see a technology that gets surpassed so quickly relegated to the rubbish dump.
     
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  18. hutts24

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    I've seen a MP3 sound recorder come into eWaste. No need for that anymore. Everybody's got a smart phone now.
     
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    Picked up these puppies today..

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    :)
     
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    Finally got my hands on one of these again , that's what we had in the family pc when I was a kid. Its no voodoo but I've got fond memories of playing destruction derby 2 and scorched planet on the Matrox mystique graphics api.
     
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