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Perfect Cube Accessory

Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:36 pm

http://avlogic.com/product.cgi?code=18070060

For all of us with G or G2 cubes. Voila! Everything you need ;)
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SLICK! Good for not just cube owners!! :D
 
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Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:02 pm

I saw those at newegg a few weeks ago, no reason to have a plain floppy no more.
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Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:06 pm

SF, got a link to that toy at Newegg? :)
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Fast Transfer Rate: 500Kb/s Max(FDD),

LOL i'm guessing that is a typo.
 
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Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:15 pm

The other I saw was half the price, think I'll get that one :D
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Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:20 pm

I did not see how expensive the newegg one was compared to the one you posted either....that is a huge price diff :o

It had better glow or something :-?
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Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:23 am

Yeah, I've seen that around.

However, as I don't use any media-cards (my iPod does me ;)), it doesn't seem worth the extra layout. Oh, and I want two hard-drives!
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To me, there is more to keep in mind.

For those of us with multiple machines, do you buy one for each machine?
What about your laptop? It still needs something external unless it has a reader built into it already.

It also depends on how often you use so see if the money is worth it.

Me, I have one USB multi-card reader that I use now and then between three systems.
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Mon Dec 22, 2003 9:52 am

As I understand it, the only reason for wasting a slot on removable media (CDROM, FDD, DVD, etc.) is the inability to boot from USB or Firewire...and of course data transfer rates. Does anyone know any clever ways around this?
 
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Depends on your motherboard I guess. I know my SN45G's mobo supports booting from USB, so the only floppy drive I'll be getting will be a cheapo USB one.
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Yeah, newer motherboards can boot from USB. Those pen-drives are very nice for that. You can fit an entire OS on them, if you play your cards right.
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mac_h8r1 wrote:
Yeah, newer motherboards can boot from USB. Those pen-drives are very nice for that. You can fit an entire OS on them, if you play your cards right.


oh really? *drool*
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Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:25 pm

but of course the big question is can you use this for loading your SATA drivers when you're installing XP. I certainly hope so.
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Re: Perfect Cube Accessory

Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:40 am

HowardDrake wrote:
http://avlogic.com/product.cgi?code=18070060

For all of us with G or G2 cubes. Voila! Everything you need ;)


Seen it. Cheaper. In black or white.
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Re: Perfect Cube Accessory

Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:53 am

ZooTech wrote:
HowardDrake wrote:
http://avlogic.com/product.cgi?code=18070060

For all of us with G or G2 cubes. Voila! Everything you need ;)


Seen it. Cheaper. In black or white.


Very nice. I've wanted one to match a black case I have :)
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Thanks for the link. That'll be better than just the floppy drive for the wife's new rig....And it comes in black!
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What about Linux

Sun Feb 08, 2004 8:21 am

Ok, I'm only slightly surprised that no one else has brought this point up, but here it is from me: can I expect this device to work with a linux distro? I suspect the answer is yes, due to gleaned info, but I would like a definite yes or no answer.

Any takers? Thanks in advance...


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Re: What about Linux

Sun Feb 08, 2004 11:59 am

readysetgo wrote:
Ok, I'm only slightly surprised that no one else has brought this point up, but here it is from me: can I expect this device to work with a linux distro? I suspect the answer is yes, due to gleaned info, but I would like a definite yes or no answer.

Any takers? Thanks in advance...


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I'm way outta my element here (no Linux experience) but that multi-drive runs off USB, so if your distro has USB support wouldn't that ensure proper operation/support?
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