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In Topic: Big pick up from former software developer (Hardware)

Sun Jul 8, 2018 9:40 AM

Percom sold 8 different model disk drives for the Atari.  Several models are rather common.  But you have the most capable unit of them all, the unit with double sided double density dual drives, for 720K of total storage.  Should have originally come with OSS OS/A+ Version 4, likewise rather rare, to support the double sided drives.

In Topic: How many variants of 600XL without (!) sockets you know?

Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:12 PM


The 600XL mainboard is already on it´s way back to the owner, but there´s no serial number or any other marking then the one I pictured already. I got only the bare mainboard, no case.


I see.  Perhaps, the owner might be willing to supply a pic of the underside label of the case for this unit?  It would still be really helpful (well, interesting to me) to be able to mate the insides of this unit with the information that would be on the serial number label.  It would tell us where it was made/assembled (Hong Kong by Chelco, Hong Kong by Atari-Wong, or Atari Taiwan), and probably also the date of assembly/manufacture.  Guessing those particulars from the insides is, as far as I can tell, still a bit speculative.

In Topic: How many variants of 600XL without (!) sockets you know?

Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:24 PM



Would you be willing to post a pic of the underside label, where the serial number is? 


There may also be an assembly date stamped there (I hope).


I think your unit was probably made in Taiwan, looking forward to finding out.  (Most 600XLs were made in Hong Kong.)

In Topic: Applied Engineering made Atari RAM expansion daughter cards?

Wed May 16, 2018 5:19 PM

In the various Applied Engineering catalogs from the time period that I'm finding online, they were always proudly stating that they only designed products for Apple.  So this does seem like an interesting mystery. 

In Topic: Programs that require sep. Antic access...

Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:34 PM

​Watching! :)




Maybe the (rather short) list of these programs could be even included in the A8FAQ somewhere...