To try and manage the spread of Covid-19 within New Zealand, the Government has closed the border and mandated that postal services, including couriers, are to be reserved for essential goods only.
Due to these measures I am unable to ship any product until further notice.
Finally, an enclosure* to go with your vDriveQL or vDriveZX!
No need to dismantle an existing Microdrive for the case, you can now buy a custom 3D printed enclosure designed specifically for the vDriveQL or vDriveZX (there are two case styles to choose from).
Case includes a LED upgrade kit (rectangular LED + resistor). Various offers are available on the ususal sites (SellMyRetro and Tindie) for the case by itself are bundled with a vDrive and other options.
Acknowledgements: Michele Perini for the original 3D case model
*Note the enclosure is 3D printed and although the visible surface finish has been optimized there are still some minor surface imperfections due to the printing process.
Installation instructions for the QL case can be found here, and for the ZX case here
Due to delays in obtaining parts as a result of the Covid-19 epedemic in China, I am unable to supply vDrives and ULA replacements at this time.
Some components are starting to trickle in however, and I’m sourcing some alternatives so I’m hopeful that I’ll have some good news over the coming weeks.
If you’ve registered with SellMyRetro or Tindie then you’ll be notified when items become available.
As well, ZX Renew and The Retro Revival Shop may also have some items in stock.
An updated vLA81 user manual is available. Only minor corections this time (had omitted to mention that WRX support [Mode 2] needed A13 to be connected to the vLA81). Thanks for all who have provided feedback.
Have updated the install guide to include a more comprehensive troubleshooting guide. You can get the updated version here.
I finally got around to placing the vLA1 info (plus a few pix) on the website. Only taken me around 6 months 🙂
You can find the new page here.
Update 003 is now available for the vDrive QL. This provides better support for Super Gold Cards. See the downloads section for more details.
As well as the vDrive ZX, I now sell the vDrive QL on Tindie. You can check out all I have available here: https://www.tindie.com/stores/CharlieIngley/
Although not featured directly in products, I also have available Microdrive cables and the vMap (if you’re buying a vDrive QL) which can be selected as options while making a purchase.
Products are still available through SellMyRetro if you prefer.
Firmware update 003 for the vDrive ZX is now available (update 002 was not officially released).
The update, along with an updated user manual can be found on the download page
Ever wanted to play with Sinclair Microdrives but had trouble getting them to work ? What not try the vDrive ZX (available now) – https://www.sellmyretro.com/offer/details/vdrive-zx-28835