i can sell you a TTRAM 4MB card
you can change the 1MB FP 30 pin simms on it for 4MB FP 30 pin simms
Simbo. You are a good man!
I have done some agonizing, and then some reading and then some thinking about the spec of my machine.
My sampler has only 4MB of memory, expandable to 31MB, the maximum size of individual sample I will edit realistically will be less than 1MB when edited. Also editing 10MB of sample data would equate to about one minute for CD quality, so this seems enough play room to make some cool loops and effects. Of course I would imagine that the computer needs memory to chop and handle the data plus run OS and programme itself.
But besides the TT cant play the sample from TT Ram anyway, so I'm guessing (I have not tried it) that I will have to reload the edited bits into ST Ram anyway. Which is 2MB, and not a lot. I'll somehow need to find a way to keep this clear on bootup and when running.
Damn. My STe has 4MB!!!
Anyway, so my main problem is that I dont have enough ram to even run some programmes in basic TOS!! And 4-16MB is going to be used to run OS (amirite?)
So, to cut a long story short. I think I need 4-16MB Ram.
Now the good news is that I think that I would feel bad to take away what is clearly a nice bit of kid for a hardcore atari programmer or datacruncher. I would imagine 256 would be ideal to run UNIX applications on, or even an enormous RamDisk to speed things up more.
So I think I will take the 4-16MB off you if I may, and I am sure that the 256 will go to a good home, where is its used happily by a grateful TT professional.
Im going to def try Mint out, and already I have seen what multitasking can do (with my test of Magic) and this is GREAT for file transfer, reading infos, editing startup configs, writing lyrics, I can so this with the TT so much better. And the connectivity on the TT will let me transfer files to my MegaST when I need to. I'll either network them, or unplug drives.
So please could you advise on how I can pay you for the 4MB TT board, and I will be very very happy indeed. I'll also document my setup for others to see and help other users getting back into Atari, and this rig will get some use. I promise that!!
Hopefully I will be happy for another 10 years. And then we will have to see what Atari has to offer. Perhaps a quantum computing card add-on?!
Please advise how/where to send you the funds. I'll no doubt purchase or require other items in the future.
Thanks so much for your support and help. I think my journey would have ended quickly if there was not so much help and documentation, as well as active atari users.
Many thanks, Bid