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There are two manuals
- FlashStore (Z88 popdown) Home on the Wiki site
The latest version looks like this.
ROM version of
Flashstore allows immediate use of ten functions. These are Select
Card, Select RAM Device, Catalogue Card Files, Erase file from
Card, Save files to Card, Fetch file from Card, Backup &
files to and from RAM, Copy all files to Card, Format File Area and
bulky mains eraser
to format the EPROM is a thing of the past as formatting is done
by the Z88 in only ten seconds.
files is now over 48 times faster (thanks to Gunther at InterLogic)
than the EPROM pack. The speed is 7.7K/second compared 0.16K/second
and using the Flash Card feels just like using a floppy disk drive
on a PC.
||1M Flash Card
||1 min 26 secs
||3 mins - 20 secs
||5 mins 43 secs
||13 mins - 20 secs
|1 min - 6.5 secs
||22 mins 52 secs
||53 mins - 20 secs
|2 min - 13 secs
||45 mins 44 secs
||1hr - 46 mins -
card is the best way of storing your working
files on the Z88. The price /K is a lot lower than the EPROM packs and
now you do not need the EPROM eraser any more. Lost files are a thing
of the past once a copy is saved in the Flash Card.
per Meg with
different EPROM packs"]
or 512K RAM / 512K Flash Card £55.00
or £59.00 inc. VAT @ 20%
Is the version that you see on your copy of Flashstore? This was used with the old INTEL chip. Update NOW!
latest ROM version of
Flashstore is v1.9.2 (Jan
Unlike ROMs that
just had applications on
them and EPROMS to store files, Flashstore allows both areas on
the same device. The dividing line is determined by the total
size of the Applications area in 64K blocks.
at these features
is a quick Handy 'Popdown' Application that runs on the Flash Card
itself - start it from the INDEX like PipeDream.
allows Applications and files to be stored in the same device.
point and select facility to quickly fetch files (including deleted
ones) from Flash and EPROM packs
default file view for all files (including files marked as deleted), or
just active files
mark files as deleted (using DEL key on selected item)
RESTORE command is used after the Z88's batteries have gone flat. It
fetches all the files, creating the directories the files were in (if
used) stored on the Flash Card straight to the RAM device. All you need
to do is to make sure you have the latest version of your files on the
display showing space used by deleted and saved files, and the free
only erases the file area, leaving Applications intact.
multiple Flash Cards. Have your RAM in slot 1 and use two Flash Cards
in Slots 2 and 3.
- Copy all files or individual files,
one flash card (or EPROM) to another flash card, without using RAM.
either use RomUpdate
to download the latest software from here or we
can do it for you. See the next section.
BBC BASIC version
is no longer supported and only worked with the INTEL chip, but can be downloaded if required
This is what the 1st version looked like.
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