SGC RAMDISK

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SGC RAMDISK

Postby retro_collector » Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:54 pm

Are there RAMDISK drivers for the Super Gold Card?

Cheers!

Bill


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Re: SGC RAMDISK

Postby martyn_hill » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:13 pm

Hi Bill!

Yes, the SGC comes with a modern RAM disk driver in the on-board ROM.


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Re: SGC RAMDISK

Postby retro_collector » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:02 pm

Hi Martyn!

Are the drivers installed automatically? How do I access the RAM drive?

Cheers!

Bill


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Re: SGC RAMDISK

Postby RWAP » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:52 pm

The drivers are an integral part of the Trump Card, Gold Card and Super Gold Card.

These are dynamic ram disks - so not a fixed size - they will expand to allow your biggest files (assuming there is enough memory)

You simply use RAM instead of MDV or FLP, so DIR ram1_ will give a directory. LOAD ram8_test_bas will load test_bas from ram disk 8

One of the most used commands I use is FORMAT ram1_mdv2
this makes a sector by sector image of mdv2_ within ram1_ .

It is very quick and any damaged files have an asterisk appended to the filename.


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Re: SGC RAMDISK

Postby retro_collector » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:22 am

Thanks Rich!

I will try it when my SGC arrives. I think my QL will arrive tomorrow!


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Re: SGC RAMDISK

Postby Derek_Stewart » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:01 pm

retro_collector wrote:Thanks Rich!

I will try it when my SGC arrives. I think my QL will arrive tomorrow!

Hi Bill,

you want you look at Dilwyn's web site and review the documentation for the Super Gold card.

I did not get any documentation with my Tetroid Super Gold Card. But tge old Miracle Systems :

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/manuals/sgc.zip

Please refer to the Trump Card manual for details of the Ram Disk uasage:

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/manuals/Miracle%20Systems%20Trump%20Card.pdf

The Ram Disk is set up as dynamic, as Rich said, use the RAM device to access the ram disk, i.e. DIR RAM1_

Note there is not a parallel port on the Tetroid SGC.

You also need to look at the Toolkit 2 commands added with the SGC:

http://www.dilwyn.me.uk/docs/ebooks/tk2_a5.pdf


Regards,

Derek

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