Evening, Oricians. This is just a wee start-up thread with more to be added as we go along but it's basically to show what can be added to your basic Oric system in order to give it a bit more oomph and instant access to all that lovely jubbly juicy Tangerine software out there! The first rapid access/micro SD card drive solution I'm going to look at is the... 1) EREBUS Which is advertised over on Feebay for £35 plus P&P (great value for money) at: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Erebus-O...579582?hash=item288a6531fe:g:wWIAAOSwRIlejNd5 ABOVE: The rear of the Erebus has a little reset switch which is handy and saves on the power jack of the Oric having to be pulled out/stuck back in again to reboot. As you can see above, a menu of games appears once you have simply added .TAP Oric software files to a root directory on a micro SD card (tucked into the back of the Erebus) and then, whilst your Atmos is switched off, plug in the Erebus to your Oric's expansion port. Switch on and as it says on the tin on the Erebus sales page: "To load the files all you have to do is type cload"" and press enter and it will load a little menu up on the Oric which you then choose your game by pressing the down or up arrow key on the Oric and pressing enter to load the game. Please note this will not load multi file games. Upon purchase you will recieve an Erebus a lead to connect to the Oric and a 2g sd card. The sd card will be formatted to fat16 and will contain a homebrew game on it. You will have to source your own .tap images. This device will not accept any card over 2g. Now with a reset button." So, in summary, on the downward side, it doesn't like multi-part games and seems incompatible with Oric-1 software (and Oric-1 hardware) so you aint gonna get anything like 100% success or compatibility with all Oric software. The upside is that it is quite affordable and loads games within seconds so you can wave bye to long and often troublesome tape loading. Once you "tap in" to the libraries of 100s of Oric TAP files out there, you have an instant pretty large and pretty instant loading Atmos-compatible software collection. Does anyone else on here have the Erebus and maybe they can add their opinions and comments too? Full instructions (and it really is simplicity itself to use this little gizmo) can be found over at: https://b8f1525c-83e5-474b-bd9f-dc4...d/dbcc85_af6d38ac789c4e6aac8c1bb738186962.pdf Further, 8bit-Tronics (devices designed by Kenneth Auwers and marketed by Simon Gould, I believe?) offer other instant access/memory expansion/tape loading and mass storage devices for other systems too (incl Atari, Texas Instruments and Dragon/Coco) over at: https://www.8bit-tronics.com/?fbclid=IwAR12o-FBoHmjV2BMTjXphruBUNBMVrRplBArqf4eVZvcapyJVbcr9aTiUWo A few pics of Erebus and Atmos in the Baz cave in action: ABOVE: Software loads in a matter of seconds ABOVE: The promise of "enlightenment" with Oric software(!?!) ABOVE: Ocean's Road Frog was one of the very first Oric titles I ever played - shame it's a poor version of Frogger but there you go. ABOVE: Finally, all this could be instantly loading on your Atmos... with an Erebus! More next time, Oricians, as we look at another Oric (drive) option to expand and greatly enhance your system.