16sector in business?

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16sector in business?

I tried to order a card from 16sector but the paypal account wasn't working, so I dropped the fellow an email and got no return?

Anyone know if they are still in business?

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Ah-ha!

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Let me first apologise for what I am about to say. I hate to have to say bad things abut people.

This man (TD) is a complete scam artist. He takes people's hard earned money and absconds with it. I am fairly sure he has not delivered a product for over 4 years, but has accepted money all that time. And despite enumerable excuses as to why, he goes off on a trip to Australia. Yes, hard up for cash for sure!

If you choose to send him money for anything, well, it's your own fault. The internet is full of a litany of folks he has ripped off.

Do not send him money!!! EVER

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Thx for the heads up. Don't feel bad, word of mouth amongst a small community of hobbyist matters, one's reputation matters.

GGLabs sells a ram card and they'll even sell it as a kit for those of us who like to solder. Smile

Anyone have anything to say about GGLabs?

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Go to their site and read the description of their 8MB card for the iigs. They say that it is not 100% DMA compatible. The description for their 4MB card for the iigs does not mention DMA at all.

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theslownorris wrote:
Anyone have anything to say about GGLabs?

I picked up two kits and had a fun time putting the first one together so far. If you don't need your hand held to identify components from a pile, this is the kit for you. There's a tutorial or two online, but it doesn't really come with instructions per se. There a super high resolution picture, so it's really not hard to figure out what goes where. Mine fired right up and worked first try.

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Good point.

I just so desperately want a cf/sd card solution and a little more ram Wink

Any suggestions?

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Well, other than the gglabs ram card, the only other ram card you can get without problems (other than the 1MB apple one) is the one from Briel Computers.

As for a SD solution, people here have been talking about the "interesting device". Smile

http://www.applefritter.com/content/interesting-device

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theslownorris,

1. The New "Focus" Card: CFFA/IDE (when they show up on eBay) $175.00 for first one,
half off if you buy one within six months of purchase of the first one.
2. The "Interesting Device": SD (From the website, or eBay) $72.00
3. The "CFFA 3000 (Rev *)" Rich Dreher's web site. New run due in Oct-Nov 2015 No pricing yet
4. The "Classic IDE for Apple II" from TechnoBytes.com (Brazil) CFFA/IDE Current run exhausted. New run in progress
(I believe it was $125.00 plus shipping from Brazil).

I currently have at least one each of these devices.

As it stands, these are your main choices for Drive devices.

Jeff Mazur and company are in the process of working/testing "Son of CDRIVE" which is a CFFA/IDE Device for the Apple IIc.

These devices are current and should cover your needs.

Steven Smile

UPDATE

I forgot one:

5. The Smartport Virtual Hard Drive for the IIc, USB Stick, About a year and a half wait for mine. About $200.00 but I do not know what they cost now.

http://pcedric3.free.fr/SmartportVHD/news.html

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There's also Unisdisk, which emulates hard disks the same way as the SD Disk ][ a.k.a. "Interesting device". The Unisdisk connects to the smartport, so it's IIGS only.

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Broke down and order the focus card. I'm psyched!

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Broke down and order the focus card. I'm psyched!

By that, I hope you meant the MicroDrive Turbo from Reactive (now UltimateMicro)?

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You are wrong Protek, the Unisdisk emulates both smartport and disk II, it works in all Apple models, I have used it in all of them personally.
Javster

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Yep, and it rocks!

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theslownorris wrote:
Yep, and it rocks!

Yes, the MicroDrive rocks, as does Henry Courbis and Reactive Micro.

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javster wrote:
You are wrong Protek, the Unisdisk emulates both smartport and disk II, it works in all Apple models, I have used it in all of them personally.
Javster

You are absolutely correct. I forgot that it could also be connected to other models too. The smartport connector for tje Unisdisk is actually an adapter.

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