Old computers are cool, but hundreds and hundreds of cassette tapes, floppy discs, cartridges and cd-roms is most definitely not. They also take up a huge amount of room.

Most of my retro systems have at least one type of more modern mass-storage device, some more useable than others.

Acorn RiscPC 700

The RiscPC has standard IDE headers and can use industry standard IDE hard drives, Compact Flash adaptors and optical drives.

Currently fitted: Internal IDE to Compact Flash adapter + 8GB CF card.

Acorn A7000

As per RiscPC, the A7000 has standard IDE.

Currently fitted: Internal IDE to Compact Flash adapter + 8GB CF card.

Amiga 500

No mass-storage provision as standard.

Amiga 1200

On board 44pin 2.5“ IDE header was fitted as standard.

Currently fitted: 3.5” drive bay with Compact Flash reader to IDE. SCSI CD reader attached to Blizzard SCSI IV.

Amstrad CPC

No mass storage as standard

Apple Macintosh IICi

Came with SCSI 1 onboard controller.

Currently fitted: Aztec CF Monster, SCSI to IDE/CF bridge card and Compact Flash card.


Price: No longer available

  • Atari Jaguar
  • Atari ST
  • MSX
  • NEC PC-9801 / PC-9821
  • NEC PC-Engine / Duo
  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo Gameboy Advance
  • Nintendo Gamecube
  • Nintendo SNES
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sega Game Gear
  • Sega MasterSystem
  • Sega Megadrive
  • Sega Saturn
  • Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • Sony Playstation
  • Sony PS2
  • Vectrex
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  • Last modified: 2019/05/07 15:37
  • by john