When UPURS meets Serial Tube, UPURSFS is born!

Using UPURS by Martin Barr to quickly transfer disc images to and from the BBC Micro over a fast serial link has been a reality for a year or more. It has proved to be a reliable and cost effective way to archive DFS discs and transfer disc images back to the BBC Micro when required.

For several months now, Stephen Harris has been working on developing a version of J.G. Harston's HostFS ROM which uses the UPURS serial link to provide a fast remote file system using a Windows or Linux PC as a file server. This week saw the first release of Stephens work UPURSFS which you can see running in the photo below.

UPURSFS ROM displaying the banner after power on

The file system supports all the features of a BBC Micro based filesystem that you would expect and provides access to the PC's hard drive.

You can find out more about UPURSFS on my UPURS webpage.

Posted on: 18-Apr-2013@23:55:38, updated on: 18-Apr-2013@23:55:38.

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