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Offline RobertB

The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« on: November 20, 2010, 03:20:52 AM »
A few months ago I discovered that the Rear Admiral hard drive system was about to be released.  It is now in full distribution from the designer and through eBay.

The Rear Admiral hard drive is a modernized, improved incarnation of the 1980's Lt. Kernal hard drive.  Faster than a CMD hard drive, the Rear Admiral boasts a slew of features, plus complete Lt. Kernal compatibility.  Not only can you buy the system, but you can also buy the chips, DOS, and/or other parts to improve your Lt. Kernal hard drive and bring it up to Rear Admiral standards.

For a more complete description of the Rear Admiral, go to

     http://retro-link.com/smf/index.php?topic=542.msg2172#msg2172

For a discussion of the Rear Admiral, go to

     http://www.commodore128.org/index.php?topic=3505.0

To see the Rear Admiral on eBay, search for Rear Admiral hard drive.

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Offline F1Lupo

Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 03:52:52 AM »
that's just bloody cool man:afro:...alas too many hobbies and not enough money
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Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2010, 04:01:31 AM »
Moved to Alternative Operating Systems.
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Offline mdivancic

Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 04:18:48 AM »
What ever happened to these?
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Offline Jope

Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 02:08:13 PM »
No idea, but we've already had the IDE64 for the better part of a decade now.

Don't know why I'd get an Lt.Kernal compatible controller when you can get an IDE64.

Perhaps this is a GEOS user thing, who knows. Americans had different use cases for the C-64 than us Euros. :-)
 

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Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 02:51:28 PM »
I think they were also popular because of support by various BBS software, other than that I can't see a reason either.

Anyway, Lt. Kernal = good name, Rear Admiral = bad name.
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Offline save2600

Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 03:21:19 PM »
Quote from: tone007;634871

Anyway, Lt. Kernal = good name, Rear Admiral = bad name.

No kidding!   :lol:
 

Offline RobertB

Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 01:25:32 AM »
Quote from: mdivancic;634798
What ever happened to these?

     The Rear Admiral is back and is being sold on eBay at
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/REAR-ADMIRAL-HARD-DRIVE-XETEC-LTK-II-COMMODORE-64-NEW-/300556404241?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45fa8ec611
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/REAR-ADMIRAL-HARD-DRIVE-XETEC-LTK-II-COMMODORE-64-NEW-/300556404241?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45fa8ec611
 
It can also be found at http://www.ebay.co.uk
 
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Offline RobertB

Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2011, 01:27:00 AM »
Quote from: Jope;634865
Perhaps this is a GEOS user thing, who knows.

No, like the Lt. Kernal, the Rear Admiral is incompatible with GEOS.

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Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2011, 02:23:04 AM »
Quote from: save2600;634875
No kidding!   :lol:



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Offline Drummerboy

Re: The new Rear Admiral hard drive for the C64/128
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2011, 02:32:25 AM »
intersting... Cool!
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