Apple // CD rom?

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Recently while listening to the **WONDERFUL** Open Apple podcast, I believe I heard either Ken or Mike mention a CD rom for the Apple II.
Do any of you know of one, or one that you have used? Would it work with a IIe? (Platinum?) Also, is it hard to get the disk images to a CD? It seems like a much better way of storing data than a 5 1/4 disk, as well as the benefit of the 1GB capacity.

Thanks!

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Re: Apple // CD rom?

If your goal is to store images, you don't want a CD ROM - you want one of these:
http://dreher.net/?s=projects/CFforAppleII&c=projects/CFforAppleII/main.php

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Re: Apple // CD rom?

Thanks! I've heard great things about it, but never really knew just what it was. I'll definitely look into getting one, and should I purchase it, share my experience with the "fritter critters".

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Re: Apple // CD rom?

I bought one of the first batch of the CFFA3000 and have it installed in my GS. I love it! I have several 32mb hard drive images on there along with 150 or so 5.25 & 3.5 disk images. I think it is the best thing I've invested in for my Apple II. I can use either the CFFA3000 or ADTPro to transfer images back to real disks that I can run in my IIc+. I'm really hoping Rich will get it worked out soon so that you can have files in sub-directories and there can be more than 256 files on the CF card or the USB flash drive. Just my two cents worth.

Dean

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Re: Apple // CD rom?

I have several of Rich's CFFA cards here and have yet to use them to thier full capacity, but they are great.
What I am waiting for (hoping for) is a way to hook one of them directly to a IIc, or IIc+. If I were an electronics Guru I'd find a way to do it, but one of these days he'll take pity on us poor IIc users and devise a " IIc CFFA Box" that can be connected to the IIc / IIc+ external drive connector for direct booting from a CFFA Card.
Life is but a dream.... Smile

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Re: Apple // CD rom?

Have you not seen this?
http://www.spvhd.org/

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Re: Apple // CD rom?

I have now! lol Smile

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