GVP HD+/HD8 with Card reader

Recently I aquired a GVP HD+ without any shell. It works perfectly and has 8 megs of ram on board.

It came with a Quantum ProDrive LPS 50MB, unfortunately these old drives have a habit of getting bad blocks, I have 3-4 of these drives, all bad. The drives also “sing” while on. So it’s very noisy.

Quantum ProDrive LPSI found a very small Compact Flash card as a test to replace this drive.

32MB Compact Flash card

So here’s the setup with the SCSI Card Reader connected to the GVP HD+

A500 with GVP HD+ and SCSI Card reader

The SCSI Cardreader which I got off -the now dead- a4000t.com store (the link points to the wayback machines copy of the site).

SCSI Card Reader


And it works perfectly using the GVP FastPrep software.
Prepping a CF Card in SCSI Card reader

So the endresult is a silent GVP HD8+/HD+ with a card reader and easy access to the cards.

A note of the card reader is that each device is attached as LUN’s so If I have each type of card, I could have as many drives. The card reader takes Compact Flash, PCMCIA (the PCMCIA to CF works also), SD/MMC, Memory Disk and SmartMedia.


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Carsten is a Commodore enthusiast with the goal of preserving as much Commodore information as possible, whether it being hardcopy or digital. Besides scanning for this site, he also dumps tapes and disks for preservation and contributes to the TOSEC database.

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