Beer IDE for sale

By st1mpy

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15-08-2021, 16:37

Youtube video of the Beer IDE cartridge

I have for sale some Beer IDE cartridges. I got the PCBs off someone in the MSX community and I bought the parts and soldered them. I'm selling the bare PCB ones, including the CF IDE adapter, and includes a Sandisk 64MB CF card partitioned to 4 drives setup and ready for use.
There are 2 types on offer, one that the chips are soldered to the PCB directly which is suitable for putting in a cartridge case. Another has sockets for each chip so that you can remove them, e.g. to flash the EEPROM with different ROM file or test PPI and logic chips, but the sockets makes it too thick for enclosing it in a cartridge case.

The one in the cartridge case is the one I have been using and to show that it fits in a case. The case needs to be cut at the top obviously to get the IDE connector to stick out. This case used to be one of those Video titling cartridge for Pioneer PX-7 MSX1. Please check the PCB holes to see the case you have works with this PCB. Anyone know which other cartridge has the same mounting holes?

I recommend Beer IDE for MSX1 (min 64KB RAM recommended) users mainly who want to have a hdd/mass storage solution to save/load BASIC files, use MSX-DOS1 (it does not support MSX-DOS2, unless someone re-writes the ROM in the future) to run ROM games using Loadrom, Execrom to run MegaROM games (need a separate MegaRAM cartridge), run CAS games using Loadcas. It also works on MSX2 and MSX2+, I find it is a good choice for MSX1 as other flash ROM solutions are more expensive and too feature rich for someone just wanting to run ROM and CAS games on MSX1.

I prefer to sell these to someone in the UK (one Beer IDE cartridge = 50 GBP + 5 GBP postage and packaging UK mainland) as it is simpler to post without going to the post office, but I'll find out the postage if you are else where.

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By Vyper68

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20-08-2021, 15:34

Hi,
I would be interested in one of these and I live in the U.K.
Smile

By st1mpy

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20-08-2021, 21:36

You got a choice of socketed chips or soldered chips (see above explanation for the differences). Please contact me by email (its in my profile). Thanks.

By st1mpy

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19-09-2021, 23:40

£9.80 postage to the Netherlands.