Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Amstrad PPC512/PPC640

These fine machines are both solid and reliable if a little on the bulky side. They are hampered by a lack of disk space limited to two (or one depending on the model) 720Kb floppy drives which cannot be upgraded. It is apparently possible fit hard drives but almost impossible to find the right drives. However, I have recently discovered that these machines can run Iomega Zip Drives from the parallel printer port (NOT USB) giving the PPC access to a whopping 100Mb of disk space albeit rather on the slow side. You can read more about it on my main website here


Hi and welcome to my blog. Everyone seems to be doing these so I thought it was about time I was dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. This blog will contain thoughts on any and every subject that interests me but will largely be based around Retro Computers, Computer Programming and Science Fiction although there will also be some other stuff so I hope plenty to interest passers by.

OK not an inspired start but I'm new to this!