Snail mail EGTB trading

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby redpawn » Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:58 pm

Hi All:

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I use it a lot and it is great


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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Ray » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:04 pm

ernest wrote:I just did, and it checked fine.

But I don't understand why Wilhelm does not work on your (Vista) system: if you send me the error messages, I will translate them for you.



Won't install here for me either on Vista x64. I'm fairly certain I used to have it installed under XP x64 before just fine


This is the first of the error messages:
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Kirill Kryukov » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:10 pm

Shaun Brewer wrote:I have downloaded the missing TB so now have the complete set, although md5sum shows them ALL as failed?

I installed them in the Shredder GUI and tested them on a couple of positions both found the mate from the TB (checked the result against the online version and it was correct). The mates were not found without the 6-men so for those positions my 6men TBs are fine???

Does anyone know why md5sum is giving me errors?

Looks like all your files are corrupted? If you suspect the md5sum program, you can try the same thing with another one: fsum. Just use with the -c option the same way like md5sum. I often use fsum, it is an excellent tool.
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Kirill Kryukov » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:13 pm

Shaun Brewer wrote:Wilhelm does not seem to run on Vista 64-bit not really sure as all the messages were in German....

I need to look for an alternate md5sum.exe or find what dlls are missing as it will not run...

Will try later unfortunately I really do not have time to sort this at the moment.

Shaun

Wilhelm installer seems to be broken, but I found the solution: Unpack the contents of Wilhelm.CAB manually, then run Wilhelm.exe. I just tried it under Vista 64-bit and it works fine. :)
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:20 pm

Hi Kirill,

can't run Wilhelm even after unpacking the CAB
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:29 pm

Kirill Kryukov wrote:
Shaun Brewer wrote:I have downloaded the missing TB so now have the complete set, although md5sum shows them ALL as failed?

I installed them in the Shredder GUI and tested them on a couple of positions both found the mate from the TB (checked the result against the online version and it was correct). The mates were not found without the 6-men so for those positions my 6men TBs are fine???

Does anyone know why md5sum is giving me errors?

Looks like all your files are corrupted? If you suspect the md5sum program, you can try the same thing with another one: fsum. Just use with the -c option the same way like md5sum. I often use fsum, it is an excellent tool.


Hi Kirill,

I can't /don't want to believe there is a problem with the files I have downloaded, 1.2TB over a few months I am still shocked my ISP did not kill my account.

Currently running fsum (this seems to be doing something as it is taking a while (CPU and I/O) the md5sum version that I downloaded from the link you gave finished in a second or so.

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Ray » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:30 pm

After unpacking the CAB, is does start up for me. But it doesn't operate correctly. Choose Extras-Options from the menu, and nothing happens
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:40 pm

Ray wrote:After unpacking the CAB, is does start up for me. But it doesn't operate correctly. Choose Extras-Options from the menu, and nothing happens


Thanks for checking Ray.

Computers as so frustrating, every step requires another step first, by the time you get the 6th thing working to check the 5th you forget what the 1st and real thing you were trying to do even was. :lol:

I was doing some paid PC support the other day, putting right what a cowboy had already charged £200 for, it should have taken 30 minutes but ended up taking 3 hours + travel - I charged for 1 hour to avoid the risk of them thinking I was taking the p***, one reason I do not look for PC support work.

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:42 pm

fsum is still running but a quick copy of the output file is looking better :) :) :)

OK MD5 kbbbkp.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbbkp.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbnkp.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkb.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkn.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.4.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.5.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.5.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.6.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkp.6.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.4.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.5.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.5.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.6.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.6.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.7.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkq.7.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.4.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.5.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.5.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.6.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.6.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.7.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.7.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbpkr.8.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnnkp.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnpkb.4.nbw.emd
OK MD

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby ernest » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:53 pm

Have you tried with a new download of kbbkbb.nbw.emd, and checksum ?

C:\Recup_CPQ\Utils\Checksum>md5 kbbkbb.nbw.emd
10556067BCEDC910ABACF0C379FB28DE kbbkbb.nbw.emd

to be compared with all-33.md5 from http://tablebases.sesse.net/3+3/ :
10556067bcedc910abacf0c379fb28de kbbkbb.nbw.emd



For Wilhelm, this is what you should get in your Wilhelm Program Files:

Wilhelm.exe 1096 KB
Wilhelm.dll 1080 KB
egtbdtx7.md5 1737 KB
Standard.bk2 436 KB
HashCode.key 7 KB
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:10 pm

ernest wrote:Have you tried with a new download of kbbkbb.nbw.emd, and checksum ?

C:\Recup_CPQ\Utils\Checksum>md5 kbbkbb.nbw.emd
10556067BCEDC910ABACF0C379FB28DE kbbkbb.nbw.emd

to be compared with all-33.md5 from http://tablebases.sesse.net/3+3/ :
10556067bcedc910abacf0c379fb28de kbbkbb.nbw.emd



For Wilhelm, this is what you should get in your Wilhelm Program Files:

Wilhelm.exe 1096 KB
Wilhelm.dll 1080 KB
egtbdtx7.md5 1737 KB
Standard.bk2 436 KB
HashCode.key 7 KB


Hi, I did not try the file you mentioned but the md5sum test highlighted a missing file so I downloaded that and the md5sum failed on that too - there is obviously a problem with the md5sum.exe I have with my Vista 64-bit install.

Anyway it is all looking a lot better now - fsum is validating the files :)

Thanks

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:29 pm

Looks like I have a couple of files that need replacing 2 files in error so far.

all-33

OK MD5 kbbkbb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbkbn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbkbn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbbknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbbknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnkbn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kbnknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kbnknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 knnknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkbb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkbb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkbn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkbn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkqb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkqn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkqn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrb.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrb.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrb.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrb.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrb.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrb.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrn.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrn.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrn.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrn.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrn.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrn.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrr.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqbkrr.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkbb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkbb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkbn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkbn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkqn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrb.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrb.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrb.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrb.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrb.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrb.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrn.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrn.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrn.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrn.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrn.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrn.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrr.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqnkrr.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqkbb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqkbb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqkbn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqkbn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqkqb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqkqb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqkqn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqkqn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqkqq.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqkqr.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqkqr.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqkrb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqkrb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqqkrn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqkrn.nbw.emd
FAILED MD5 kqqkrr.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqqkrr.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqrkbb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqrkbb.nbw.emd
FAILED MD5 kqrkbn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqrkbn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqrknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqrknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqrkqb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqrkqb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqrkqn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqrkqn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqrkqr.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqrkrb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqrkrb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqrkrn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqrkrn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 kqrkrr.nbb.emd
OK MD5 kqrkrr.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krbkbb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krbkbb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krbkbn.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krbkbn.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krbkbn.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krbkbn.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krbkbn.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krbkbn.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krbknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krbknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krbkrb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krbkrn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krbkrn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnkbb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krnkbb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.0.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.0.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.1.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.1.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.2.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.2.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.3.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.3.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.4.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.4.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.5.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krnkbn.5.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krnknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krnkrn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krrkbb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krrkbb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krrkbn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krrkbn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krrknn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krrknn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krrkrb.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krrkrb.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krrkrn.nbb.emd
OK MD5 krrkrn.nbw.emd
OK MD5 krrkrr.nbw.emd

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Sun Aug 30, 2009 9:07 pm

Going well

33 - 2 failed re-downloaded and verified :)
33p - verification running
4+2p - all fine no re-downloads required :) :)
4+2 - next to be verified

Thanks everyone

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Kirill Kryukov » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:55 am

Shaun Brewer wrote:Going well

33 - 2 failed re-downloaded and verified :)
33p - verification running
4+2p - all fine no re-downloads required :) :)
4+2 - next to be verified

Thanks everyone

Shaun

Great! :-)

It's very strange that md5sum is not working, I'll take a note, and may be test different binaries of md5sum to find out which ones are still OK.
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Kirill Kryukov » Mon Aug 31, 2009 2:02 am

Ray wrote:After unpacking the CAB, is does start up for me. But it doesn't operate correctly. Choose Extras-Options from the menu, and nothing happens

Wilhelm works here, including Extras->Options, under Vista Business 64-bit.

One thing to try: Try unpacking into some location NOT under "Program Files" (or "Program Files (x86)"). Also, UAC should be turned off.
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:21 am

Kirill Kryukov wrote:
Ray wrote:After unpacking the CAB, is does start up for me. But it doesn't operate correctly. Choose Extras-Options from the menu, and nothing happens

Wilhelm works here, including Extras->Options, under Vista Business 64-bit.

One thing to try: Try unpacking into some location NOT under "Program Files" (or "Program Files (x86)"). Also, UAC should be turned off.


Hi Kirill,

I am running outside the 'Program Files' directories but I do have UAC turned on on all my Vista machines...

Thanks for the hint - run as administrator allows Wilhelm to run, I need to check if it is working when I have more time.

I like the idea of UAC but probably conceed the implementation in Vista causes a lot of issues.

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Ray » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:11 am

Shaun Brewer wrote:Hi Kirill,

I am running outside the 'Program Files' directories but I do have UAC turned on on all my Vista machines...

Thanks for the hint - run as administrator allows Wilhelm to run, I need to check if it is working when I have more time.

I like the idea of UAC but probably conceed the implementation in Vista causes a lot of issues.

Shaun


Ah yes, running as administrator works for me now as well. Extra-Options works now
Likewise I have UAC turned on, although in "quiet mode" using http://www.tweak-uac.com/home/
I would never turn it off completely.
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby MarkS » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:43 pm

Will these tablebases be able to be used with Chess Assistant or Chessbase? I purchased the Nalimov Gold tablebases from the guys that sell CA, and as you might expect the EGTB do indeed work with CA. But what if I got a copy of this 1.2 TB monster? Is this monster in a format that could be used with commercial chess engines or chess databases linked to an engine?

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:22 pm

Hi Mark,

these are standard format TB's so yes, working here using the Fritz 11 GUI with Rybka 3 as well as the Shredder GUI. Any GUI / Engine combination that supports 6 Men TB's should be fine :).

I now have all the TB's verified so will be looking at the best way to distribute...

If someone was going to/near Brighton UK and they wanted a copy then they should drop me a PM, otherwise it is post/courier - Keeping this in the UK is relatively inexpensive:

A 1.5TB drive is approx £70-90, then to send the drive in the UK would be £5.51 (Standard Parcel + insurance) + a load of bubble wrap ;), so £76-£96 depending on the HD model and price at the time I purchase.

It would be good if some of the commercial sites Chessbase, ChessOK, Shredder etc offered the complete 6-men set on disc, they would be able to provide a much slicker service. I will NOT be holding stock of 1.5gb discs so only after I spot a pm and work out payment I will I order the disc adding a few days to the process, plus I will be copying as and when I have time and posting when I next go past the post office (and there is not a queue out the door its a little post office).

Shaun

P.S. I am very busy at the moment so my priority will be people who are happy to help distribute.
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby MarkS » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:58 pm

For those in the US and with a Costo membership, I saw an External USB 1.5 TB hard drive for like $110 US dollars (well, maybe that was $119). I imagine an external would be nice since the "distributer" could just plug it into his USB port and drag the files over... no installing of an internal hard drive. I'm thinking of grabbing one soon and then seeing about the postal costs to bung the thing across the ocean (or as you guys call it, the pond).

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby kb2ct » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:52 am

Mark,

You have a private message :oops: :oops:
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby Shaun » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:31 pm

MarkS wrote:For those in the US and with a Costo membership, I saw an External USB 1.5 TB hard drive for like $110 US dollars (well, maybe that was $119). I imagine an external would be nice since the "distributer" could just plug it into his USB port and drag the files over... no installing of an internal hard drive. I'm thinking of grabbing one soon and then seeing about the postal costs to bung the thing across the ocean (or as you guys call it, the pond).

Mark


External HD may be easier for some but postage costs are higher...

Looking at weight / costs.

Internal drive 0.72kg

External 1kg+ (single drive), some 2 drive versions are 2.7kg!!!

Within the UK special delivery

Up to 1kg £6.70
up to 2kg £8.65
over 2kg £21.65!

Airmail Europe

1.0kg £6.29
1.5kg £8.79
2.0kg £11.29

Airmail rest of world

1.0kg £12.26
1.5kg £17.76
2.0kg £23.26

For Airmail an additonal £6.70 would give £500 compensation and signed for peace of mind...

over 2.0kg standard airmail can't be used!

To the US 3.0kg is £60.79 :shock: with parcel force - I will have to check if there are cheaper alternatives


I have external SATA on a number of my machines - plus I have a SATA to USB adapter so no openning of cases would ever be required.

The SATA to USB adapters are very inexpensive and worth a look if anyone wants to help distribute with minimal postage costs....

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby kb2ct » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:52 pm

Mark can save considerable postage money by getting the EGTB's from me in the U.S. :oops:
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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby MarkS » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:57 pm

Sounds perfect to have a US source!

Shaun, When I think of internal hard drives I think of SATA and IDE. What is the differnce? Is one type of drive more popular or "preferred"?

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Re: Snail mail EGTB trading

Postby kb2ct » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:50 pm

Internal drives not only weigh less, they solve international electrical compatibility problems.

I prefer external drives. I don't have a data port.

I live in upstate New York so postage isn't a problem within the U.S. :oops: :oops:

I mailed to Shaun on August 31st. I expect him to receive it soon.
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