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Does anyone have a CSS Floppy Board they are willing to sell? I'd like to try adding one to my Black Box and then experiment with duplicating copy protected disks. I don't have a Happy drive, and I see that the CSS Floppy Board comes with a version of the Super Archiver.

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I know someone selling them let me check,

Bumzyman is selling them for 175.00

Please make sure there is one left for me to reconstitute my BBS with or conversely if someone would gift me with one after revealing my source :)

 

Please buy them from him and let him know I sent you. He gets on about once a month.

 

Bumzy builds them and last a knew had some ready, he packed them away but if interest is shown I am sure he will dig them out for you. Please get all the people you can to join in with you to get them back out of storage. Of course saving one for me or gifting one.

 

I hope this works out for you both. Everyone that got one so far has been satisfied. Merry Christmas all! and a Happy New Year!

 

http://atariage.com/forums/user/9833-bumzyman/

leave a note in this thread AND pm him

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I know someone selling them let me check,

Bumzyman is selling them for 175.00

 

Please buy them from him and let him know I sent you. He gets on about once a month.

I contacted him 2 years ago, he has all the parts, but no time to assemble / test the boards and wasn't interested in selling one as a kit...

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He will do it if there is enough interest to make it worth his effort that was his position as of Thu Oct 23, 2014...

I see two people are interested at this point would you like me to try? or should we see if others want to do it too?

It couldn't hurt...

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to be honest, I think a real interest would be 10 units, almost everyone shoots for at least 10 orders to do a run. Buying the parts for less than that is way to expensive...

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I'd be interested if I could gather the cash in time to pay for it.. Christmas being a little over a week away at this point has money directed elsewhere..

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I wouldn't think anything would happen before Christmas, that's 9 short days away, or maybe 7 business days. That being said.... If we did get enough buyers to make it worth his time and effort, I don't think anyone would mind getting their holiday floppy in January of February. I don't want to get ahead of things though first we get enough interested buyers. It would certainly be nice to if we manage to get this to happen!

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Hmmm,

 

afaik the Mega-Speedy can also work as a Super Archiver (emulate would be the wrong word here). So if you happen to have a 1050 drive and buy a Mega-Speedy from Abbuc, this might be another solution to duplicate copy-protected disks. (And the Mega-Speedy also works as a Speedy, Super-Speedy, Happy, Turbo and many other 1050 enhancements.)

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I have my Mega Speedy, but with the floppy board any floppy drive mech can be used. I have 1 BB complete with floppy board, but I have 2 others that need it.

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I don't have a Happy drive, and I see that the CSS Floppy Board comes with a version of the Super Archiver.

 

Seems that the Floppy Board has a "limited" Super Archiver, implementing the software/firmware features only. At least according to the available schematics, I don't see hardware support for creating weak bits (what CSS called the fuzzy sector maker) or changing the recording bit-rate.

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Of course, you guys "want what you want" -- I get that.

 

Certainly can understand that if you have a "lonely" Black Box that you might want the FB to go along with it. But from a practical standpoint, it's not terribly useful in these days of many other alternatives. You can go almost as fast on APE/AspeQt or others. The high density feature is not really reliable, regardless of the disks you use. I've had two pairs of the BB/FB for many years. The BB is much more useful (to me) than the FB. And yes, the included Archiver is more like the original Archiver than the Super Archiver. But it certainly is useful if you don't have a real SA (or better yet, MegaSpeedy). My $.02 worth...

 

-Larry

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I just finished setting up my Black Box with Floppy board again last night. It has been awhile since it was set up and useable. This thread kicked me in the ass to get it done, Thank you!

 

I used a pc tower case to house 2 Adaptec 4070 RLL controllers with 3 RLL Drives. One of the drives is a full height. That PC case is heavy.

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Hello guys

 

I'd take a new FloppyBoard, if I could get a new BlackBox too. My "old" BB already came with its own FB.

 

Sincerely

 

Mathy

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