GVP Challenge Part II
The GVP Turbo works but the hard drive
sadly has fallen over. Never mind.
See yesterdays blog regarding this A500/A-500 Plus.
The power supplies becoming quite rare now.
This is the GVP Turbo power supply.
Speed test on the GVP Turbo in the Plus.
Installed cards on the sidecar.
And no discs on the register.
Smell the rubber.
Not bad for an A-500 Plus.
Memory being pulled off the Turbo.
On to the next of the GVPs
This unit was formatted and the OS installed.
Seems to be working just fine.
Just your basic Workbench and nothing else.
The drive appears to be a 44mb.
OK I can tick that GVP as working OK.
GVP Sidecar Number 3
Unit fires up with no problems.
And a very odd coloured Workbench
which is not of my making.
GVP Sidecar Number 4
No hard drive activity sadly.
GVP Sidecar Number 5
This I know works as it is attached
to my A500 in the Workshop that I use
for general purposes.
Has a virus checker. I use this computer
for checking Demo disks and the like so having
a block on possible intrusions from dodgy disks
is a sensible precaution. Not a very serious one.
And there you have it, five out of five working
with two having failed hard drives. I could always
rig something else up but it really isn't an issue.
That GVP in the box.. Just in case.
All done for today... Quite a marathon
In respect of the GVP and maybe also the A590, I do
like the concept of the sidecar on the A500. I do
have an internal drive on an A500 but I have to say
the swapping out of the drive and plugging into another
A500 just is so appealing. They are no real problem
other than for the odd noisy fan in the case. The
drive sizes tend to be more than adequate for the A500.
The problem is the power supply and the actual
hard drive. Both of which have a tendency to fail.
One extra added bonus is the SCSI which on the
Checkmate means I have two external hard drives.
I do love external drives I have to say. They
are much easier to deal with when you get a problem.
Only the one blog today. Took me quite a while
to check all the sidecars and put them all away.
The camera battery died on me so I called time
Back to League of Legends... As you do !! Happy days.