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
Some months ago (it’s been more than three I know) I mentioned that the Interface 1 replacement (vLA-1) that I had been working on would be available in limited numbers.
I’ve received valuable feedback from testers (thanks in particular to Brendan Alford) and finally everything looks ready to go.
The vLA-1 is a pin-for-pin functional equivalent of the Interface 1 ULA and is suitable for both V1 and V2 versions of the Interface. As most know, the original ULA is prone to overheating spectacularly, melting an unsightly crater in the plastic casing. Note that due to the lack of space in the original Interface 1 case, the original ULA will need to be removed and the vLA-1 soldered in its place.
The vLA-1 will be sold on SellMyRetro in a choice of the following deals:
- One vLA-1 – £24.50 each + £5 shipping
- Two vLA-1 – £22.50 each + £5 shipping
- Three or more (up a maximum of five) vLA-1 – £20.00 each + £5 shipping.
To keep the cost down the shipping option is untracked. This has proved reliable in the past but if you have other shipping requirements then please contact me directly on email@example.com and I’ll provide a quote.
To get alerts when the vLA-1 is available just set a keyword watch in SellMyRetro for ‘vLA-1’. I’ll also let you know through this website, some of the FB sites, and twitter (Charlie@vdrivezx).
The vLA-1 will also be available to preorder but there may be a short wait as I’m set up to supply in batches rather than making to order.
And, of course, I’ll continue to make vDrives.
Another batch fresh off the production line (well, my workshop bench actually). About 5 ZX and 4 QL units still available.
Firmware update version 002 is now available for download. This update provides several improvements and bug fixes.
Full patch notes are available vDriveQL Firmware Update 002
The zip file containing the binary update file can be found in the downloads section.
Please refer to the user manual for the firmware update procedure.