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FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:25 pm
by dilwyn
Tim Swenson has kindly donated some surplus Compact Flash cards to give away for free to QL users. They will probably be useful for Qubide etc. users who wish to use flash memory cards. Some systems have built in compact flash slots, while others can use them with a suitable compact flash adapter with an IDE hard disk connector on Qubide.

These are to be given away free to users in UK/Europe (postage outside UK may cost more than the value of these cards though).

Just PM me with the name and postal address to send them to.

There are about 40 of these in total (I've claimed a couple for myself!!), so to ensure fair distribution (and to keep the packet weight low for postage) limited to 2 per person initially. If any remain after about a month the remainder will be given away on first come first served basis.

They are a random mix of 0.5GB and 1GB cards. I'll try to send your preferred size while enough remain, otherwise you'll get the other size. 0.5GB (or 512MB) is a pretty useful size for a QL system - the original Miracle Hard Disks were only a few tens of megabytes for example.

Some of them have multiple partitions on them, which makes them seem lower capacity if you just reformat them, e.g. the 1GB ones format to 691MB. If I get time, I'll remove those partitions with DISKPART and reformat to full capacity before sending them out, otherwise in Windows just look up help files for DISKPART and run it in a CMD window (Run As Administrator) to delete partitions one by one, then create a new primary partition and finally reformat them to get them back to full capacity. Sounds difficult, but trust me, most people know what I'm like with Windoze and even I got it right first time :ugeek:

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:45 am
by vanpeebles
I can I take two 512mbs please? :)

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:21 pm
by HullQLMan
Thank you very much for the CF cards Dilwyn

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:11 pm
by duncan
Also, thank you very much for the 2 CF cards, Dilwyn

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 11:20 pm
by Doug
Big thanks to Dilwyn from me too! And to Tim for donating them!

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 2:30 pm
by fatbob_gb
Thanks to Dilwyn and Tim, I am going to put these to use in my Qubide.

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 4:50 pm
by Jornaclaude
Hi,
I can receive one of this CF card to use with my Qubide card?
Thank you

Claudio

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 8:54 pm
by dilwyn
Jornaclaude wrote:Hi,
I can receive one of this CF card to use with my Qubide card?
Thank you
Claudio

Yes - please see my PM (private message).

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Wed May 09, 2018 11:36 pm
by afx
My CF cards have already arrived.

Dilwyn, Tim, ... thank you very much!


PD:
That little gift has a lot of value for the QL community.

Re: FREE Compact Flash Cards

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:22 am
by plj
CF cards arrived yesterday.
Thank you Dilwyn and Tim