Re: Ah, but
Ahhh the Amstrad 1640 - to get round the controller issue I bought a 20MB ‘Hard Card’ which was not quite the right size (bit too tall on its edge) to fit in the compartment at the back and then close up the cover but I could live with that for the wooooo 20 MEGABYTES - unheard of capacity.
I also remember creating RAMdrives with the 1640 to run WordPerfect etc in RAM which felt out there on the edge at the time (for me anyway!).
And ditched GEM for a shell program (Brown Bag software rings a bell) to run various programs I had at that time.
Wow, 20 Megs and a CGA screen - I was living it big!