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I am looking to purchase a hebrewbooks hard drive (It may very well come handy here!).

Does anyone know where can I buy it online? (eichlers, etc.)

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Umm...what is a hebrewbooks hard drive? –  Double AA Apr 15 '12 at 22:38
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@DoubleAA I think it means all the books on Hebrewbooks.org on one device. –  Hacham Gabriel Apr 15 '12 at 22:40
    
If the site doesn't sell it, it may be in violation of their terms of service to do so. Have you looked in to Bar Ilan? –  Yaakov Kuperman Apr 15 '12 at 22:40
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@YaakovKuperman I have seen "official" harddrives from them. Also see here –  Shmuel Brin Apr 15 '12 at 22:41
    
@DoubleAA It's a copy of their website (with all the seforim) on a harddrive (so they load faster and work without internet). –  Shmuel Brin Apr 15 '12 at 22:42

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I just had a nice long chat on their website with Chaim Rosenberg, the director The Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books. He said they are currently working on a new HebrewBooks drive, that should be available soon. So apparently, there is none available now. He was not sure if the new one would be on-site or in-stores.

Based on that, I'd say it'll be available in six to eight weeks.

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Now, that is good research. –  Yaakov Kuperman May 13 '12 at 18:59
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Good thing I didn't hold my breath :) –  Shmuel Brin Apr 26 '13 at 6:46

I found this ad on a blog from last year. The links he posts to buy online are dead, but I would use the contact info on the ad to try and get ahold of it from them directly. This old post from a different blog says to either contact them directly or go to a certain set of seforim stores in NY. That being said, this seems like a lot of money to shell out for something you can get the equivalent of for free online (seforim blog says it costs $300), so I'd only get it if you truly need the whole library offline.

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Maybe that's why they stopped making them, or at least stopped advertising them. –  Double AA Apr 15 '12 at 22:52
    
onthemainline is newer (and I heard that number before). For me, the main advantage of a harddrive is that my internet is slow, so just browsing though an Igros Moshe is very frustrating. –  Shmuel Brin Apr 15 '12 at 22:53
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@Shmuel Brin Download the pdf of stuff you use frequently. Thats what I do for the Shas I use from them. –  Yaakov Kuperman Apr 15 '12 at 22:53
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( I realize that takes time, but do it once overnight and you'll have it in the morning ) –  Yaakov Kuperman Apr 15 '12 at 22:54
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@YaakovKuperman they also limit the amount of seforim one can download a day :( –  Shmuel Brin Apr 18 '12 at 19:07

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