GoSDC allows you to store all your software on a single SDHC, SD or MMC flash card. Move all your floppies, harddiscs and tapes to the flash card, give them names, and use them just like before (via the same filing systems).
Everything is right there. At your fingertips. Simply select the floppy, harddisc or tape by name, and then use it.
Up to 16 GB of total storage (depending on the capacity of the flash card). More space than you'll ever be able to use.
Transfers roughly 100 KB per second. I.e. games and the like literally load in a flash (only half a flash, really).
Works as a completely transparent 'backend' of a variety of standard filing systems. Choose your favourite one.
Completely silent (no moving parts !). No more worries about the age related failure of your drives and media.
Batch capable tools for your PC (Windows, Linux, Mac OS) will get your media on and off the flash card in a jiffy.
GoSDC simply plugs into a free ROM socket in the machine. See 'Snapshots' below !
GoSDC is compatible with:
BBC model Bs running OS 1.20. With or without disc interface, Econet interface and/or Second Processors.
BBC Masters running MOS 3.20 or 3.50. With or without Econet interface and/or Second Processors.
Other machines, and machines with other expansions, may or may not be compatible (ask me for advice).
Note that running GoSDC on an Electron requires a special 'GoSDC to Electron' interface, available at extra cost.
GoSDC is 'portable' between BBC model B, BBC Master and Electron, should you have more than one of them.
More details, and more technical information, can be found in the actual GoSDC documentation. It may be quite helpful to read. You can download it (along with the software) on the 'Software updates' page.
GoSDC costs 60 Euro. This includes a small flash card, to give you a quick start. A 'GoSDC to Electron' interface costs 15 Euro.
In particular, you must choose between the 'MBE' and 'UNI' versions of GoSDC. The MBE version is the standard GoSDC, and supports BBC model B, BBC Master and Electron only. The UNI version supports additional machines and hardware (e.g. BBC B+), but has lower write performance (100 KB/sec, versus 150 KB/sec for MBE).