Vintage NES cartridges as 1TB external drives

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    Etsy user 8Bit Memory creates external memory drives out of your old NES cartridges. Sizes offered are 500GB, 750GB and 1TB

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    hey how come they have a zelda displayed but it's not in the store?!
     
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    Guess it was already sold.
     
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    what they only have 1 of each to sell? false advertising! [​IMG]
     
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    Must be a lot of hard work making everything fit. My 1TB drive is three times as big and it doesn't have USB 3.0 support [​IMG].

    edit: Isn't the purpose of this to send your own NES cartridge and have them make a drive out of it? That's why their selection isn't that big.
     
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    they probably use notebook HDDs.
     
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    doesn't say you can do that on the store page?
     
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    Man I thought there would also be a special NES slot to insert the drive! [​IMG]

    If I had a TB HDD like that, all I'd have in there is the zelda game! like (some 50kbs)
     
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    DeMoN: I was looking for that information myself, but never quite found an answer. I suspect that you can send them your cartridges and have them repurposed, (or a "custom" order as they call it) or they have a small assortment in the store to choose from.

    I love the look of the Zelda cartidge, but I'd be afraid somebody would steal it. I'd probably have them make something less desirable into an external drive.
    Maybe Battletoads.
     
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    Cool. I'd only do it if the game still works in the NES. And even then, only if I had more than one cart. And it doesn't seem very difficult to do yourself...
     
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    Vintage, or Wintage?
     
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    Heh, that's pretty awesome ^~^
     
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    Wouldn't be that hard to do yourself.
     
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    Fuck yeah, ideal gadgets for the old-school gamers, it looks so clean and neat. If I was an old-school gamer or a big Zelda fan I would definitely buy something like this, even if it costs more than a regular HD.
     
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    That's the most awesome shit ever. Someone buy me one?
     
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    Wow, that's Awesome™! Now that I have only 2 gigs left on my 500GB phd, it may indeed be time for a TB.
     
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    That pic haunts my gold cart's dreams... that guy desecrated a national treasure. The maker should be hung, burned, and hung again.
     
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    Can you still play the game? [​IMG]
     
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    No. the whole game will be taken out the fit the hdd in [​IMG] sad but true
     
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    i thought it would totally convert a nes cartridge into an hdd without needing anything else... imagination
    this is cool but why nes?
     

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