USING classic machines

From: tiborj <>
Date: Sat Jun 28 00:26:59 1997

At 12:00 AM 6/28/97 -0400, you wrote:
>> also about enough ram space...NOT!
>> I have some software for the C=64 that plays back digital sound files. wit
>> the stock 64K of ram, I can hold a 6 second clip. with the 1764 ram
>> expansion with 512K of ram, I can hold a 60 second clip, but no longer tha
>Funny my s100 crate can playback easily 8mb and using a modified os 32mb
>of sound. In this case a well designed hard disk system (circa 1982)
>easily keeps up without eating ram. On a z80 at 4mhz. Oh, the disk size
>was limited by budget! Even in 1982 hard disks were plenty fast enough to
>support fast DACs or audio.
 That is because the software you run want work well enough at 1 MHZ... and
if you want to edit, that is where the heap requirement goes up.
Received on Sat Jun 28 1997 - 00:26:59 BST

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