Megafile 30 bites the bullet

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Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by Icky » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:40 am

So my Megafile 30 HDD made a grinding noise this morning and now stopped spinning :cry:

I know trying to replace a MFM / RLL drive is a non-starter so am looking to see what the best option is.

Just throwing out a few suggestions and am open to others.
  • Replace everything inside with something like a Gigafile or UltraSATAN but keeping the ACSI in and out ports
  • Replace with a ACSI to SCSI convertor and a SCSI HDD to provide the a similar disk like sound

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by sandord » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:46 am

I'm sorry to hear that your precious drive has died!
Icky wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:40 am
Replace with a ACSI to SCSI convertor and a SCSI HDD to provide the a similar disk like sound
Perhaps you could go with the UltraSatan and keep the/a drive in there as well for the sounds. I would require some trickery, probably using an arduino or something to trigger the drive heads. Think of the famous disks drive music projects like:



I know, this wouldn't be a small project :roll:

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by exxos » Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:40 pm

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by PaulJ » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:18 pm

I put a scsi2sd 5.1 board in my mega-set. It works reliably but its not as fast as the Ultra Satan. It tested out at 720 kb /sec while the Ultra Satan was running at 1000 kb/sec.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCSI2SD-v5-1-b ... :rk:1:pf:0

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by Icky » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:40 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:18 pm
I put a scsi2sd 5.1 board in my mega-set. It works reliably but its not as fast as the Ultra Satan. It tested out at 720 kb /sec while the Ultra Satan was running at 1000 kb/sec.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SCSI2SD-v5-1-b ... :rk:1:pf:0
Thanks Paul - interesting to see Ultrasatan is faster. Might be swaying to that direction.

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by PaulJ » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:44 pm

Yes, its 30% faster..

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by Icky » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:34 pm

Well I have given up on the Megafile. I don't have the time to play around with it.

So if anyone wants it they can have it £0 - just need to pay the postage costs.

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by PaulJ » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:38 pm

Icky wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Well I have given up on the Megafile. I don't have the time to play around with it.

So if anyone wants it they can have it £0 - just need to pay the postage costs.
You can keep your extra glitter in it.

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by Icky » Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:41 pm

PaulJ wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:38 pm
Icky wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Well I have given up on the Megafile. I don't have the time to play around with it.

So if anyone wants it they can have it £0 - just need to pay the postage costs.
You can keep your extra glitter in it.
:)

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Re: Megafile 30 bites the bullet

Post by Forgottenmyname » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:04 pm

I would accept your offer but I'm busy trying to devlutter as it is :shock:

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