Hi guys. My beloved Apple IIgs is getting a much needed color monitor soon, which means it might be seeing quite heavy use. Floppys are all good fun, but tedious and slow. Plus, I want a full install of GS/OS with all my apps ready in a couple minutes when I turn on my IIgs.
Problem is, I have 2 external hard drives for my IIgs, one of them is dead, the other working. I have the cables, terminators, and even software for them, but no card.
I was wondering which should I invest in: an Apple II SCSI card of some variant, or a CFFA? Rich is working on a new batch of CFFA cards, this time with a whole host of new features, like floppy drive emulation, USB flash drive support, and DMA. I messaged him on interest in one, and he said unlike the previous boards, this one will be more than $100.
So, which one of these seems to be the better deal? I really don't want to see the hard drives go to waste, but I feel as old as they are they won't last very long under heavy usage.
Oh, and there is also the forthcoming blueflash project, which allows use of bluetooth to transfer disk images to the apple. But I have not heard anything on that in about a year, since the website went up.