griffin avid wrote:The thing is that emulator costs as much as an evolver desktop or a mopho from dsi
Neither of which are samplers or have floppy drives....so I take it to mean 'you could buy something else instead'
But certainly not as an alternative to an ASR-10.
For 400 you could get an asr-x with scsi.
Even that is not an ASR-10.
The goal isnt just to have a floppy on a smart media card or usb stick, but for both to be able to load multiple volumes with relative ease.
Well, yes. Quite a few people look at that price tag and then they want it to cost $40. They think it's just a cheap SD Card reader. How hard can it be to make one of those? I got one off Amazon for $24.95
I also think it's relatively expensive and wish it cost less, but it does have it's own LED screen and a browser. The original ASR floppy drive was nothing more than a slot. This is more than an SD Slot to slide a disk in.
I have NO PROBLEM with thinking of it as a costly solution but seeing what it is, I don't see how the pricing as ridiculous.
And if we want to be silly about maths and money.....
A pack of Floppies in 2013 costs costs $50 for a pack of 40.
FlexiDrive holds 2,500 floppies on 1 SD card.
Divide 2,500 into packs of 40 and that's 62.5 packages of floppies.
62.5 X $50 per pack = $3,125 USD
The absolute cheapest floppies I could find only cuts that total in half.
I have 500+ floppies here. Memorex and Fujifilm.
I bought quality then and I'm glad because it's 20 years later and they still work.
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